Current Vacancies

Biomedical Scientist

Band 5

Main area
Clinical Biochemsitry
Band 5
Full Time
Job ref
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
Royal Sussex County Hospital
£22,128 - £28,746 per annum
21/01/2018 23:59

Frontier Pathology is a joint venture between Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. We are an innovative partnership of NHS pathology services, established to secure and develop pathology services for clinicians and their patients in Brighton, Surrey and Sussex. We provide pathology services in a wide variety of settings, serving our founding Trusts, other NHS and private hospitals and primary care organisations.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Blood Sciences team within Frontier Pathology.

The Royal Sussex County Hospital is a busy, tertiary referral hospital at the heart of vibrant Brighton. We provide a wide range of clinical services to a wide catchment area in the South East. Our Blood Science department offers a full diagnostic laboratory service, including a large Automation section, Toxicology, Immunology and a growing molecular diagnostics service.

The successful applicant will have opportunities to learn specialist techniques such as IR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry and immunofluorescence microscopy, as well as participate in the 24/7 provision.

We are looking for dynamic and enthusiastic HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientists to work in our laboratory. Ideally you will be trained in blood sciences, although any experience in other pathology disciplines will be considered. In order to meet the requirements for a Band 5 appointment you will be required to have completed a Registration Portfolio in Clinical Biochemistry, and have clinical biochemistry experience.

Our laboratory is fully CPA accredited and we are currently working towards accreditation under ISO 15189.

The laboratory is committed to personal and professional development and staff have undertaken many opportunities in the past such as MSc courses, PhDs and international secondment.
We are a forward thinking department, with active and developing research themes within the department as well as consistently developing our services.

Travel to other Frontier Pathology sites may be required on occasion

• Posts in the Trust are 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 Criminal Records Bureau to check for any previous criminal spent and unspent convictions, reprimands, and cautions.

• Appointment to this role will commence at the lowest salary point unless confirmed otherwise by HR Employment Services (Recruitment, Administration & Terms and Conditions)

• We may also use this advert to build our Bank staff. If you are unsuccessful at interview for a substantive role but meet the BSUH standards you may be offered a bank post.

• If this post attracts sufficient interest before the closing date, we may decide to close this vacancy at an earlier date, so an early application is advised.

Interview Date: Wednesday 31 January 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Nik Hawes, Specialist Section Manager on 01273 696955 Ext 4149 or email

If you have problems applying, contact

01444 448692 or 448616