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Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Band 6

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Clinical Biochemistry
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week in a 24/7 shift system
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Pathology Sciences, Southmead Hospital
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Salary period
29/10/2020 23:59
Interview date

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Applications are invited from motivated and enthusiastic HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists who are looking to progress their careers in Clinical Biochemistry to a Specialist Band 6 level. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within the Blood Sciences department in state of the art laboratories on the Southmead site. The redeveloped Southmead site opened in May 2014 and is one of Europe’s leading hospitals.

The department provides a routine Biochemistry testing service to all inpatient, outpatient and GP surgeries in the North Bristol area. It has a workload of over 1 million specimen requests per annum.

The Clinical Biochemistry department offers an extensive range of diagnostic and clinical services, including an integrated Blood Sciences Automated Laboratory, Toxicology, Proteins, Biochemical Genetics, Newborn Screening and Point of Care Testing services. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to rotate throughout the department and will be expected to participate in the department’s 24-7 service.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Adrian Oates
Job title
Lead Biomedical Scientist Biochemistry Automated Laboratory
Email address
Telephone number
0117 414 8431