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Specialist Biomedical Scientist (BMS) / Biomedical Scientist (BMS)

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
Full Time: 37.5 hours per week
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The Cotman Centre
£22,128-£35,577 per annum
21/05/2018 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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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. 

This post will provide an excellent opportunity to gain experience in specimen dissection, Mohs technique, staff supervision, training and quality management.

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 who are working towards their specialist level qualification in Histopathology and those who are in a position to start working towards the specialist level qualification. During the period you are working towards the specialist level qualification, your starting salary would be adjusted to take into consideration your experience and qualifications. 

Informal visits to the laboratory are welcome.

The successful applicant will work in the cut up and section cutting lab areas of the service. As post holder you will be expected to have a wide range of experience in routine and specialised Histopathology techniques, in addition to proven excellent communication and inter-personal skills.

You will participate in the dissection of RC Path specimen categories A to D.  Appropriate training will be provided.

You will also participate in providing specialist BMS cover for the Mohs frozen section service, on rotation with other specialist BMS staff.

As post holder will also have supervisory responsibilities which include acting as section leaders in the cut up and section cutting (Main lab) sub-sections.

Other key tasks include carrying out PDR reviews, quality audits and participation in staff training.

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. The post holder will be expected to participate in the staff rota to provide out of hours on-call cover.

Open for applications: 8th May 2018

Close for applications: 21st May 2018

Interview date: 12th June 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mark Lankester, Histopathology, Mortuary and Bereavement Services Manager: tel 01603 286951, email

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 287578