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Registered or Trainee Biomedical Scientist (Internal Only)

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Blood Sciences
NHS AfC: Band 5
37.5 hours per week (Full Time 37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
Furness General Hospital
Barrow in Furness
£25,655 - £31,534 Trainees will be paid according to annex 21 of agenda for change
Salary period
29/06/2022 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

This post is only open to current employees of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay.

A permanent position has arisen within the Blood Science Service at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust for a Registered or Trainee Biomedical Scientist based at Furness General Hospital in Barrow-in Furness.

The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust is composed of three main hospital sites; Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Furness General Hospital and Westmorland General Hospital covering a wide geographical area encompassing North Lancashire and South Cumbria.

Main duties of the job

The location allows easy access to the Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales and Morecambe Bay each offering extensive recreational opportunities.

This is an interesting and challenging position within a busy ISO:15189 accredited Blood Science laboratory with a diverse repertoire. The Blood Science laboratories across the Trust work closely together to provide an efficient, high quality service utilising common analytical platforms and IT systems.

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Biomedical sciences (Honours) degree or equivalent qualification
  • HCPC registration
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in a particular pathology discipline e.g. Biochemistry


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working in a Pathology department
  • Experience of external and internal quality assurance schemes
  • Awareness of Quality management systems
  • Ability to draft/construct standards operating procedures
Desirable criteria
  • Laboratory skills
  • Biochemistry, Haematology or Transfusion experience
  • Experience of using automated analytical equipment

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of good communication skills
  • Proficiency in English language to a level indicated in the HPC proficiency portfolio
  • Demonstrate high level of motivation
  • Demonstrates a commitment to team working
  • Evidence of organisational skills
  • Evidence of good IT skills
  • Ability to travel between hospital sites

Personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Ability to work on own to deadlines
Desirable criteria
  • Awareness of audit procedures

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability Confident - two yearsVeteran AwareNo smoking policyDisability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Morecambe Bay - Inclusive EmployerStep into health

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Janet Eglin
Job title
Technical Services Manager
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