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Senior Biomedical Scientist (POCT) (INTERNAL ONLY)

Band 7

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Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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£41,659 - £47,672 pa
Salary period
06/10/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

The University Hospital of North Midlands, Mid Cheshire and East Cheshire NHS Trusts are working collaboratively to form a Pathology network in line with a NHSI directive.

Senior Biomedical Scientist in Point of Care Testing (POCT)

Band 7

Pathology (POCT)



The post will be based in Pathology (POCT) at RSUH with requirement to work at other NMCPS network sites in accordance with service needs.

We are seeking applications from motivated, dynamic individuals for this exciting post of Senior Biomedical Scientist in the POCT section of the Pathology Laboratory.

Main duties of the job


Applicants would be expected to have successfully completed an HCPC-approved Degree within a Biomedical Sciences discipline and subsequently completed an MSc in Biomedical Sciences (or equivalent).  Previous experience within a hospital laboratory is essential and experience in POCT will be desirable. Full training will be given to the successful applicant.

**PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must ensure that they meet the essential criteria of the person specification that appears at the end of the job description.

Hours of work:

7.5 hours each day Monday – Friday to be agreed, but some flexibility may be required.

For further information contact Christine Bromley on 01782 674258

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.


We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.


Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff is really important to us. We offer a range of options for our staff to help maintain a good work-life balance including full time, part time hours and bank hours. We are also committed to offering flexible working wherever we can and where relevant to the role and the service, agile working. You can select your preferences upon application.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further information on this vacancy, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification or contact the Hiring Manager.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science or equivalent
  • MSc or equivalent qualification to FIBMS Standard
  • State Registration with HCPC
Desirable criteria
  • Further specialist training and qualifications appropriate to the speciality.


Essential criteria
  • Experience as a Biomedical Scientist within the POCT discipline.
  • Experience of working with non-laboratory personnel of all grades e.g. for POCT device training; implementation of new POCT devices.
  • Experience of supervising a team and managing workload accordingly.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of active participation in UKAS quality assessments & accreditation visits


Essential criteria
  • Competent in a range of operational areas including Technical, Quality, Safety and Human resources.
  • Competent to use a range of IT applications, including Microsoft Office, Pathology computer systems and POCT Data Management Software
  • Ability to work as part of a cross disciplinary team.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working with teams outside of Pathology

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Christine Bromley
Job title
Lead Biomedical Scientist
Email address
Telephone number
01782 674258