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Biomedical Scientist/Healthcare Scientist - Clinical Chemistry

Job Reference: 241-31RM-19

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Chemistry
Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton
£23,023 to £29,608 or £28,050 to £36,644 pa

Blood Sciences- Clinical Chemistry


Biomedical Scientist / Healthcare Scientist (Band 5 or 6 dependant on experience)


37.5 hours per week


Applications are invited from highly motivated and enthusiastic HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists / Healthcare Scientists for permanent posts in the Clinical Chemistry department at the Royal Bolton Hospital


You must have an IBMS accredited BSc in Biomedical Science or equivalent, with previous experience of working in an NHS laboratory, preferably with experience in Clinical Chemistry whilst undertaking the Registration Portfolio. You must be HCPC registered; however, consideration may be given to non-HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists approaching state registration with Clinical Chemistry experience.


Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is an integrated care organisation providing patient care in the community at health centres, clinics and the hospital.


The successful candidate will join our friendly team of experienced Biomedical Scientists, Biochemists and support staff rotating through all sections of our busy Clinical Chemistry laboratory. There may be opportunity to rotate into the other Blood Sciences laboratories in the future.


The newly refurbished laboratories are well equipped (Roche c702, Roche e801, Roche p612, Thermo Phadia 250, Diasorin Liaison XL, Werfen Gem 4000, Sebia electrophoresis – Minicap, Hydrasys, manual testing – osmo, spectrophotometer), fully computerised (Clinisys LabCentre system, Roche cITm, NPEX), ISO15189 UKAS accredited. The Blood Sciences Laboratories processes around 900,000 patient samples per year.


The department operates an out of hours service (24 hour working – 7 days per week) in which you will be required to participate once fully trained and competent. Payment for ‘out of hours’ working is at Agenda for Change rates.


You will be encouraged and supported to participate in further education, training, Continuing Professional Development, portfolio development.


Informal visits to the department are encouraged please contact the lab directly.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mr Steve Sawley, Laboratory Manager on 01204 390296 or Colin Frudd/ Rina Tailor/Safiya Patel on 01204 390390 ext 4390 for further information or to arrange an informal visit to the department.

The vision of this Trust is to be recognised by the people of Bolton and beyond as an excellent provider of health and care services and a great place to work. We are striving to attract, recruit and retain high calibre skilled staff which reflect our communities. We are an inclusive employer who trains and develops our staff in a positive learning environment. We aim to be consciously inclusive and therefore applications from all sectors of the community are welcomed. We would particularly encourage candidates from a black and minority ethnic (BAME) background and candidates with health conditions or impairments.

From time to time we may need to close a vacancy early when in receipt of a sufficient number of applications. If you are interested in this post and wish to be considered, we strongly advise you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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