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Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Histopathology

Employer: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Location: Nottinghamshire
Salary: £30,401-£37,267 per annum
Type: Permanent
Expires: 18 Aug 2019

This is a 3 year fixed term post.

We are pleased to be offering an exciting opportunity for a committed Specialist Biomedical Scientist to join the Histopathology service in Nottingham. The successful candidate will join a highly motivated team who aspire to provide the best possible service to patients across the region.

Cellular Pathology, working with The University of Nottingham, have been awarded funding to be part of the delivery of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) project entitled ‘from data to early diagnosis and precision medicine’. Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, have invested in this project, to establish a network of 5 to 6 centres of excellence, across the UK, in digital pathology and/or medical imaging, including radiology. The centres will use digital systems and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve diagnosis and deliver precision treatments. Nottingham is one of these centres. Experience in digital pathology will be an advantage but full training will be given. The successful candidate will develop the skills to be at the forefront of the digital revolution currently developing within Cellular Pathology worldwide.

The main focus of this role will be the delivery of this project, with consideration of the design, development, evaluation and adoption of clinical decision support systems – evaluating, for example, new patient care pathways and providing clinicians with improved tools that will support precision medicine. This is an ideal platform for those wishing to advance further in their career; especially with digital pathology being at the current forefront of innovation and change within Pathology.

The vacancy is based within the Surgical Histopathology Laboratory team and will provide you with the opportunity to develop key leadership and dissection skills as appropriate, as well as participation in frozen section production, paraffin wax processing, special staining, non-gynae cytology, renal and Mohs services. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience and competency of routine cellular pathology techniques, and have experience of the specialist techniques associated with dissection, renal, and frozen section service delivery. There will also be a Quality Systems element to the role and the candidate will be expected to act, within the laboratory, as a quality lead.

The role includes responsibility for appraising staff, and helping to coach and develop trainee BMS staff and as such, applicants must demonstrate a commitment to continuing education and training. Candidates must be HCPC registered and have the IBMS specialist portfolio.

The role includes supervisory and Laboratory Lead responsibilities, and previous experience of this would be desirable. You will bring with you excellent communication and facilitation skills to ensure the smooth running of our laboratories on a day to day basis. The successful applicant should be able to conform to Trust manager’s standards.

The department is approved for training by the IBMS/HCPC, and is accredited by UKAS for ISO:15189

Working hours are 37.5 hours per week between 8.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m. and some weekend working may be necessary. You will be required to work in the Histopathology laboratories on both QMC and City Hospital NUH campuses.

Informal visits are strongly encouraged.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dean Saggers
Deputy Service Manager
0115 9249924 Ext 51560
[email protected]


Mike Byrne
Biomedical Scientist
0115 9249924 Ext 62545
[email protected]

Contact: Dean Saggers
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 0115 9249924 Ext 51560

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