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Band 6 Specialist Biomedical Scientist

Band 6

Main area
Histology Cytology
Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
£31,365 - £37,890 Per Annum + 5% HCAS
Salary period
Today at 23:59

About us

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust is a District General Hospital providing acute services to the people of West Essex and East Hertfordshire and has a positive and successful approach to developing and delivering health care.

We have recently been rated good by the CQC for Caring and Well-led join us on our journey to outstanding!

The Trust believes in investing in all our staff and rewarding high standards of care whilst on our journey to outstanding and expect our staff to uphold the Trust values which are Respectful, Caring, Responsible and Committed.

The Trust continues to gain national recognition as we were crowned Fab Change Champion Organisation in 2018 for the second year running, Simon Stevens - NHS England Chief Executive, said: "this award is presented to the trust whose energy, leadership and vision has empowered staff to put their ideas into action and have embedded quality improvement as 'the norm' throughout their organisation."


Princess Alexandra Hospital is conveniently located in Harlow, Essex just 25 minutes drive to London Stansted Airport and 25 minutes train ride to London Liverpool Street. Harlow also has excellent road connections across England, with the M11, M25, A10, M1 and A1 all on its doorstep.


The Department of Cellular Pathology in the Princess Alexandra Hospital Harlow is located in a custom-built lab which receives approximately 27,000 samples per annum. The department offers an automated immuno department, HER2 FISH, Breast sentinel node and frozen section services. The department is accredited under ISO15189:2012 and has been accredited for training by the IBMS/HCPC. 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified, enthusiastic and experienced individuals for a full-time (37.5 hours per week) position within our busy, but friendly department. Applicants should be methodical, organised, with effective communication and team skills, able to prioritise work and with a neat and professional appearance. 

HCPC registration and an IBMS specialist Portfolio in Cellular Pathology or demonstration of significant post-registration experience is essential. Personal development is encouraged and we actively support the IBMS CPD scheme.

As a health Professions Council (HCPC) registered Biomedical Scientist, the successful applicant will be expected to partake in the delivery of a diagnostic service, by participating, preparing, processing diagnostic investigations on biological specimens such as body cells and tissues in accordance with agreed protocols and standard operational procedures (SOP). They will also be expected to utilise the specialist experience necessary to work with minimal supervision in all aspects of laboratory practise in the cellular pathology department.

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Potential applicants are encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.

Due to the nature of this role, successful candidates will be required to complete a CRB disclosure application (police check).


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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

Lisa Greenhalgh
Job title
Lab Manager
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Telephone number
01279 827094