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Specialist Biomedical Scientist (Day team) – Clinical Biochemistry posted by Barts Health NHS Trust

Full Time
Cross Site, London
£34,961 - £44,044 / year

Job Description

With a turnover of £1.4 billion and a workforce of around 16,000, Barts Health is the largest NHS trust in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers. The Trust’s five hospitals – St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City, including the Barts Heart Centre, The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, Newham University Hospital in Plaistow, Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone and Mile End – deliver high quality compassionate care to the 2.5 million people of East London and beyond.

Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms

So while we are improving, you can too - within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment.


Barts Health is the largest trust in the NHS and one of the leading healthcare providers in the country. The trust’s six hospitals deliver high quality compassionate care to the 2.5 million people of east London and beyond.

Barts Health NHS Trust: Barts Health’s vision is to become a healthcare organisation that offers urgent specialist and community services tailored to meet the needs of local communities. We are committed to recruiting staff that will help us meet our Vision for Changing Lives, and demonstrate behaviours we believe make Barts Health a great place for patients, their families and friends, the public and staff. Our Barts Health Values which align with our behaviours are:

• Caring & compassionate with patients, each other and our partners
• Actively listening, understanding and responding to patients, staff and our partners
• Relentlessly improving and innovating for patient safety
• Achieving ambitious results by working together
• Valuing every member of staff and their contribution to the care of our patients

Barts Health NHS Trust has a safeguarding policy for both adults and children and is committed to all Safeguarding legislation and current standards. Every member of trust staff has a responsibility to safeguard and protect children and adults.

Barts Health is the largest NHS organisation in England, and our hospitals cover large areas of East London. Our hospitals are St Bartholomew (SBH) in the City of London, The Royal London Hospital (RLH) in Whitechapel, The London Chest Hospital in Bethnal Green, Mile End Hospital, Newham University Hospital (NUH) near Plaistow and Whipps Cross Hospital (WXH) in Leytonstone.

Essential service laboratories are located at SBH, NUH and WXH. Primary care services and specialist clinical chemistry activities are consolidated at RLH.

All laboratories are equipped with Cobas 8000 (Roche diagnostics). Used in conjunction with stand-alone pre and post analytical systems, p471and p621 (Roche diagnostics). The laboratory at the RLH is currently undergoing refurbishment to facilitate the introduction of integrated automated workflow systems, c8100 and p701 (Roche diagnostics).

The specialist clinical chemistry work areas are equipped with D-100 (Biorad Laboratories), Ultimate 3000 (Thermo Scientific), Acquity UPLC (Waters), Capillarys (Sebia), Hydrasys (Sebia) and SPA plus (Binding site).

We are looking for a strong team player with a positive attitude to working in a flexible manner, committed to supporting the clinical services of the Trust and meeting the needs of our patients by participating in the extended day, weekend, bank holiday rosters.

This is a rotational post where team members work in different work areas and across the different Barts Health laboratories.

The successful Band 6 candidate MUST be registered with the HCPC as a Biomedical Scientist AND hold the following

  • CPSM Log book (Clinical Biochemistry) if qualified before 2003. OR
  • Registration portfolio IBMS (Clinical Biochemistry 2003 to 2004) and Diploma in Biomedical Science IBMS (Blood Sciences 2005). OR
  • Specialist Diploma IBMS (Clinical Biochemistry 2005 onwards)

Compliance to these criteria is mandatory and must be clearly recorded on application.

Please note: -

All staff identified as AT-RISK who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly. Priority will initially be given to Barts Health employees. This does not apply to Comprehensive Local Research Network (CLRN) roles.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate. To demonstrate our commitment we use the disability symbols on NHS Jobs.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

All new appointments (excluding all Medical & Dental doctors) are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Barts Health to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed to the post.

All vacancies followed by INTERNAL ONLY, have been classified as an internal role and only internal candidates will be considered.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage we will contact you via NHS Jobs e-Mail and text message with details of your interview. Please continue to check your e-Mails and also your NHS Jobs account for correspondence.

Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Greg Dearman, Chief Biomedical Scientist: [Click here to apply]

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We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Barts Heath NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults.




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