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Biomedical Scientist

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Bath, Somerset
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum pro rata,
Closing date
16 Apr 2024

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Job Function
Biomedical Scientist
Contract Type
Full Time

Biomedical Scientist Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust The closing date is 16 April 2024

Job summary  

The haematology department currently has 5 Beckman Coulter DxH FBC analysers and 2 ACL Top750 coagulation analysers. The Immunology section has a Dynex DS2 analyser, a Quantalyser 240 and a EUROBlotOne.

The automation used in blood transfusion is Immucor, with a NEO Iris, Echo Lumena and an Echo V2 on-site. Electronic issue is the primary red cell issue method and the Trust uses the Haemonetics BloodTrack system for full vein to vein tracking.

The quality management software used is QPulse v6.2. The department has UKAS accreditation to ISO15189 standard and supports surrounding private and community Hospitals.

We offer:

- Both IBMS and CPSM training accreditation

- Excellent training and educational opportunities

- Flexible hours

Main duties of the job  

  • Performance of specialist scientific and technical duties, as required, to the standard expected of a HCPC Registered BMS.
  • To use and maintain the integrity of the laboratory computer systems and their databases for data entry of requests, recording and reporting all results, compiling reports and other documents, and for communication (email).
  • Ensure that all analyses are performed to the highest standard using approved methods and Quality Control system.
  • Carry out maintenance of analytical equipment according laboratory and supplier protocol, including recording of procedures carried out.
  • Use specialist knowledge to perform analytical techniques in each section of the department, recording and interpreting complex array of Quality Control data according to departmental policy; to use specialist knowledge to interpret this array of data in order to identify changes in system performance and take corrective action when appropriate.
  • To combine specialist knowledge and the quality control data to decide when abnormal results need to be reviewed and to authorise and release results and to report by telephone when required by designated action limits.

About us  

At the RUH we're proud to put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone's contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on.

We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks - celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We've even got a pool!

We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.

Job description

Job responsibilities  

Please find attached to the vacancy a detailed job description and person specification for further information and the full details of the role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential

  • IBMS Approved Degree Current HCPC registration


  • Specialist Portfolio or BBTS specialist certificate

Knowledge Essential

  • Working in a clinical Haematology and/or Blood Transfusion Laboratory Quality control and quality assurance practices UK Laboratory accreditation standards


  • Experience of training staff

Experience Essential

  • Evidence of continuing professional development Experience in specialist aspects of the laboratory


  • 2 Years experience

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