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Senior Biomedical Scientist / Process Improvement Lead - 12 Months Fixed Term Contract

Sonic Healthcare UK
60 Whitfield St, Central London W1T 4EU
to £57,750 + Excellent Benefits
Closing date
3 Aug 2024

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Cellular Pathology
Job Function
Biomedical Scientist, Other
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Senior Biomedical Scientist / Process Improvement Lead - 12 Months Fixed Term Contract

Location: 60 Whitfield St, W1T 4EU

Salary range: Up to £57,750 DOE


About us:

Sonic Healthcare is an internationally renowned healthcare provider with a demonstrable track record of medical services across the world. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Sonic is an ASX Top 50 company that has grown to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers, specialising in pathology, radiology and primary care medical centres. We have operations in Australia, the USA, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Ireland and New Zealand.


Sonic Healthcare UK encompasses the two main entities in the UK, The Doctors Laboratory (TDL) and Health Services Laboratories (HSL). HSL is a partnership between The Doctors Laboratory (TDL), Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH). HSL was formed to provide pathology services to the NHS Trusts and has expanded further to provide services to other NHS Trusts. Over 2,500 staff work at Sonic Healthcare UK, primarily under the TDL or HSL banner.


Our purpose is to deliver medically-led diagnostics, innovation, value and long-term investment to healthcare. With our core laboratory based at The Halo Building in London WC1H 9AX, we also have an expanding site in Manchester as well as smaller hospital-based laboratories across the country. We maintain rigorously high standards of quality, whilst also delivering efficiencies to healthcare through careful workforce planning, pioneering technology and significant investment in infrastructure and IT.


Due to the nature of work that Sonic Healthcare UK undertakes, our clients require that Employees filling certain roles, need, as part of their on-boarding to complete a DBS Check. This role falls in to the category of requiring a DBS check (standard)


About the role:

The Cellular Pathology laboratory at 60 Whitfield Street (60WS) is a consolidated service involving the Royal Free Hospital (RFH), University College London Hospitals (UCLH), Whittington Health (WH), Barnet & Chase Farm (B&CF) and the North Middlesex University Hospital (NMUH). Our new, purpose designed laboratory opened in January 2020, with entirely new equipment, and houses one of the largest Cellular Pathology services in Europe. HSL Cellular Pathology is a UKAS Accredited Medical Laboratory (No. 9706) and HSL-Advanced Diagnostics is a UKAS Accredited Medical Laboratory (No. 9007).


We are looking for an experienced HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist who will have an impact on all parts of our service, being actively involved in developing and managing process improvements throughout our Cellular Pathology service. We initiated this project in 2022 with the aim of merging laboratory processes among our services. That initial project has been extremely sucessful and is now at a mature stage, but there are many new and planned developments on the way.


You will be working in our state-of-the-art laboratory at 60 Whitfield Street. This is an especially interesting time to join, as we start the introduction of large-scale digital pathology within our service. This position will suit ambitious individuals, who want to make an immediate impact and contribution on helping the team implement and develop our vision for the laboratory service we provide.


Working in the centre of London, the service is located within easy reach of many transport links, being close to Goodge Street, Warren Street and Tottenham Court Road Tube Stations and also St Pancras and Euston Stations.  The local area has an almost endless supply of retail and food outlets, entertainment and cultural opportunities within walking distance.


We offer a stimulating work environment with a diverse team, very competitive salaries, 37.5 hour working week and 28 days annual leave. Training and career progression are core parts of how we operate. We have a dedicated educational faculty within HSL coordinating training activity throughout the company, as well as our own dedicated laboratory based training manager who coordinates a range of opportunities for all staff. We also have a dedicated department training officers and individual trainers in each laboratory section.


Apply now and join the team.


At HSL we offer a variety of excellent staff benefits including:

• Training and development opportunities – supporting professional development

• Annual performance related salary review 

**• No banding restrictions: **As we are a private company we are not restricted by salary bandings and so are able to negotiate appropriate salaries based on experience. This also means that annual salary reviews do not hit a band ceiling.

• Discounted gym membership – we have a corporate gym membership scheme with Better Gyms

• Cash healthcare plan – cash back on a variety of healthcare costs including dentist and opticians

• Sick Pay Entitlement – 5 paid days in the first year of employment, 20 days thereafter

• Permanent Health Insurance and Death in Service Cover 

• Life Assurance – providing salary continuation for long term illness (six months qualifying period)

• Employee Assistance Programme – supporting staff wellbeing

• Season Ticket Loan Scheme – interest free loan for the cost of annual travel ticket

• Perkbox – Access to additional staff perks and benefits such as high street discounts

• Company Pension Scheme – company and staff contributions which increase with service

• Competitive annual leave allowance - 28 days

• Flexible working hours – 37.5 hours standard working week


Please read the job description and person specification carefully and ensure that your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience required.

We respect and value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from diverse communities.



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