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Registered Biomedical Scientist/Trainee Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 234-18-CS2168

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Biomedical Sciences
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team.

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:

People-focused: We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.

Respect: We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.

Integrity: We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.

Dedication: We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.

Excellence: We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.

Wish you were here..? Take a look at our recruitment brochure under the 'Further links' section to find out more about our Hospital and what we have to offer

A post is available in the Histopathology Department, which forms part of the Cellular Pathology directorate. This post presents an opportunity to be part of an excellent team working in a busy, modern hospital laboratory. The department has a workload of around 61 000 surgical requests per year and covers a wide range of routine and specialised services. The service is expanding Biomedical Scientist advanced dissection roles and is also developing Biomedical Scientist reporting roles. The service will also be introducing specimen tracking during 2019 and a project to introduce digital pathology reporting will also commence in 2019.

The department encourages active professional development and further educational activities. Opportunities may be available for further study.

We are willing to consider applications from candidates with a Biomedical Science degree who need to complete the IBMS registration portfolio to enable registration with the Health and Care Professions council (HCPC). During the period you are working towards the IBMS registration portfolio, you will be paid as a trainee Biomedical Scientist.

Please indicate in your supporting information which post you are applying for.

Informal visits to the laboratory are welcome.

The successful applicant will work in all areas of the service, on rotation with other staff. This post will provide an excellent opportunity to gain experience in routine histopathology, Mohs technique, special stains, immunocytochemistry and molecular pathology.

Full time: 37.5 hours per week. The laboratory operational hours are 07:00 to 17:00, Monday – Friday. Staff work within the operational hours, on rotation with other staff. Once qualified, the post holder will be expected to participate in the staff rota to provide out of hours on-call cover.

Open for applications: 17th January 2019

Close for applications: 28th January 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mark Lankester, Histopathology, Mortuary and Bereavement Services Manager

Tel: 01603 286951


The Job Description provides details of responsibilities and requirements for this role. Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.

DBS: If this post involves working with children or vulnerable adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.

If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of AfC.

NHS Service: Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship – (not apprenticeships): We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available.

UK Registration: You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.

Application: All our communication with you regarding your application will be by e-mail so please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.

We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.

Data Protection: A privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.

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