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Biomedical Scientist - Histopathology

Job Reference: 180-B-191053

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Division B - Histopathology
Addenbrooke's Hopsital, Cambridge
£24,214 - £30,112 p.a pro rata

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 9000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the Cambridge University Hospital, Histopathology Department as a Biomedical Scientist. The Department provides a Histopathology and Diagnostic Cytology service for the Cambridgeshire area. The department is well equipped, fully computerised and is UKAS accredited to ISO 15189 standards. You will join the team at an exciting time of change with relocation to a newly refurbished laboratory currently underway.

We process approximately 90,000 histological cases, and 9,600 non-gynaecological cytology cases per year.

You will work as part of a large and enthusiastic team, contributing to a wide variety of procedures in a busy environment. Tasks require a meticulous attention to detail and a high level of manual dexterity. Patient focus and a drive for quality, with an understanding of the importance of accurate test results are essential. You will be highly organised with good time management skills and self-motivation, but also need a flexible approach to work well within a team. Experience of diagnostic Histopathology laboratory work is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided.

You will be involved in the training and supervising of the Biomedical Support Workers in the department.

The closing date for this vacancy is 21st July 2019

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

For further details of our fantastic benefits please refer to the attachment below - CUH Benefits.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Natacha Domingos Senior Biomedical Scientist on 01223 348213 or

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust includes Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie Hospitals. We are one of the largest and busiest hospitals in the country with an outstanding reputation that is down to the exceptional people that work here.

Our philosophy is to keep the patient at the heart of everything we do. Every person that works for the Trust, regardless of their role, comes into contact with our patients and visitors and so is expected to uphold our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent at all times.

We look for people who are willing to go the extra mile, not because they are asked to, but because they are committed to being part of a healthcare team that delivers an excellent caring service to our patients.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment.

Please be aware that once submitted via NHS Jobs, your application will be moved and handled through TRAC Systems and communication will be sent to you via TRAC Systems. You will be updated by email and/ or text regarding the progress of your application, however the vacancy will not be updated on NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are made an offer, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

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