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Full Time
£33,222 - £43,041 / year
NHS Band 7

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£33,222 - £43,041 per annum/pro rata (AfC Band 7)

37.5 hours per week - PERMANENT


We are looking for a motivated innovative Biomedical Scientist  who is professional, reliable, and flexible to join our friendly and hardworking team. They will work closely with the Haematology Lead BMS and other Blood Sciences senior staff to develop the service to best meet the requirements of our users. This department offers training and development opportunities for the right candidates to further develop their skills and ambition.

The Blood Sciences Department at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is part of Barnsley and Rotherham Integrated Laboratory Services. This modern department offers a wide range of diagnostic testing facilities for Rotherham and Barnsley Hospitals as well as local GP practices. The department is fully UKAS accredited and an IBMS accredited training laboratory.

We are fully automated with a Siemens LabCell track linking  Advia 2210s, Stago Evolution and Biochemistry instrumentation. In addition there is a Starrsed Autocompact for ESR analysis and a Siemens Hematek slide stainer. The department also supports Point of Care testing within the Trust for INR and also an Andrology service.

The successful candidate will be state registered with Health Care Professions Council. They will have competed the IBMS specialist portfolio in Haematology and Transfusion Practice or equivalent and possess an appropriate MSc. They will have post registration experience working in a NHS Haematology and Transfusion department ideally including  laboratory automation.

Once trained, you will be committed to supporting the 24/7 Haematology and Transfusion out of hours service.

The post is based at Barnsley Hospital but the successful candidate may also benefit from working at our partner laboratory in Rotherham to gain experience with more specialised testing.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated close to the Derbyshire Peak District and is within easy reach of the major cities of Sheffield and Leeds. There is a wide range of good quality housing for purchase or rent available at affordable prices in the area. Local social, cultural and sporting activities are in plentiful supply and there is a good choice of schools on both the public and private sectors. South Yorkshire is well located for easy travel to most parts of the country via good road and rail networks.

For further information please contact the Integrated Blood Sciences Manager Sue Dean or Haematology Lead BMS Ellen Lees on [Click here to apply].


Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

PLEASE NOTE: all correspondence regarding this vacancy and the interview process will be sent by e-mail.  Therefore, you are advised to check your emails/NHS Jobs account regularly following the closing date.   To speed up the recruitment process please ensure that your references are appropriate and where possible you have provided an email address and telephone number.


The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges for adverts placed from 1st June are as follows:


Standard Check:    £26.00 + Administration cost of £3.69 = deduction from salary as a one off payment

Enhanced Check:  £44.00 + administration cost of £3.69 = £14.69 deduction from 1st months salary, £11.00 deduction from salary over following 3 months.

Closing date for applications:  Sunday 27th January 2019

Interview to be held on: Thursday 28th February 2019

If you wish to apply for this post, please visit NHS Jobs website and quote Ref No: 163-0498E-01-19


Please refer to the attached additional document when completing your application, this will inform you about Values Based Recruitment at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a circa 500 bedded district general hospital, built in the 1970s and serving a a population of approximately a quarter of a million people in the Barnsley area. In 2005 the hospital gained Foundation Trust status.

Today, the hospital continues to provide a full range of district hospital services to the local community and surrounding area. These include Emergency Department services, outpatient clinics, inpatient services, and Maternity and Children’s services. We also provide a number of specialised services, including cancer and surgical services, in conjunction with other hospitals.

Our principal commissioner is Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which is responsible for commissioning health services for the population of Barnsley. We have made significant investment in our estate. In the past few years, we have successfully completed an £8m development of the Imaging Department, a £1 million refurbishment of the Acute Medical Unit and £2 million on the Emergency Department Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) and Resuscitation Unit.

Operationally, we have three Clinical Business Units (CBUs). Each CBU is led by a team made up of a Clinical Director, an Associate Director of Nursing and an Associate Director of Operations, who are supported by a Matron and Service Manager together with HR, Finance and Data Analyst Teams.

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