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Healthcare Scientist (Biomedical Scientist (BMS))

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
20/11/2018 23:59

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:.


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


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


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


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


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

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The Eastern Pathology Alliance is formed from three Pathology Laboratories based at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH), the James Paget University Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn.

The Laboratory at NNUH provides a large range of Blood Sciences services comprising Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology and Transfusion, Immunology and Toxicology. The service provides analysis of a range of compounds present in serum and analysis of cells of the blood using automated processes to support the Acute Trust and Primary Care Trusts requirements. In addition the transfusion service analyses blood groups and cross matches blood to be issued for transfusions.

We have exciting opportunities for HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists who have experience of working as independent practitioners with skills in Haematology and Transfusion Science and who are able to perform a range of analyses in Haematology Automation, Coagulation, Microscopy, Transfusion Science and Reception Services. There is an expectation that the post holder will participate in the delivery of a 24/7 laboratory service.

We will also welcome applications from graduates who have completed an IBMS accredited biomedical sciences degree and currently in a trainee BMS role ( Please refer to  attached job descriptions ).

Benefits include:

  • Progression to Band 6 on completion on specialist portfolio appropriate for discipline Financial Assistance for relocation if required
  • Supported CPD and study.

The post will be based at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

As post holder, following training you will:

  • run daily test procedures on all methodologies to include calibration and quality control testing and to sign off as fit for clinical use
  • be responsible for processing both urgent and routine work to maintain routine turnaround times in line with Trust and Service policies
  • fault find equipment and analyser function after formal in-house training
  • explain results and reassure the users that the information is correct after seeking advice when results do not agree with clinical presentation
  • be responsible for inputting and amending patient data and results, which includes other colleagues work
  • assist in the education and training of Medical staff, Clinical Scientists, other Biomedical Scientists, Trainee Biomedical Scientists, MLA’s and visiting students as required within their specialised area
  • demonstrate on-going competence to practice by attending courses, lectures, mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and other training activities.

Work towards completion of IBMS specialist portfolio in haematology and transfusion.


Full time: 37.5 hours per week. You will be required to participate in a 24/7 service following training and competency assessment.


Open for applications: 6th November 2018

Close for applications: 20th November 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Alistair Macartney -Chief BMS Haematology

Tel: 01603 287113


If you have problems applying, contact

01603 287578