Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

This site is best viewed with a modern browser. You appear to be using an old version of Internet Explorer.

Please wait, loading

Biomedical Scientist

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum
21/07/2019 23:59
Interview date

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


                Biomedical Scientist £24,214 – £30,112 (Band 5)


Applications are invited from suitably qualified HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists to work in the Department of Microbiology of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Candidates MUST be HCPC registered (newly qualified or with experience) as a Biomedical Scientist (this is NOT a training position). You will be motivated, highly reliable, trustworthy and able to work to tight deadlines and under extreme pressure, as well as the ability and commitment to work the shift system within the laboratory at the John Radcliffe. This involves day, evenings, nights and weekend sessions. The post is full time, average working hours over the shift pattern 37.5 hours.

The applicant will play a key role in helping to deliver and develop our comprehensive, clinical microbiology service. Our UKAS registered laboratory is well equipped, fully computerised (SunQuest) and deals with more than 640,000 requests per year, including bacteriology, virology, parasitology, mycology, molecular and serology. With much new technology throughout the department, you will rotate throughout and learn all aspects of the diagnostic microbiology service. You will help to meet quality standards necessary for accreditation, and ensure that protocols are followed and method files maintained in a way that maintains Health, Safety and Security for individuals, the Department and the Trust. You will be expected to actively participate in the training and development of technical, medical and support staff as well as be pro-active in your own development and that of the service. As part of the OUH teaching hospital we support career development and progression through a number of routes and we encourage enthusiastic Biomedical Scientists to excel, once work based competence is achieved.

Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of service apply.

Closing date: 21st July 2019

Planned interview date: 2nd August 2019

Armed Forces CovenantFair Train work experience quality standard - gold standardApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleDisability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Embracing Equality Diversity Inclusion

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Documents to download

To print a document or save it to your computer, please click with your right mouse button on the document title and select "Save Target As...". You can then save the document in a suitable place on your computer ready to print it out. Clicking with the left mouse button will open the document in a new window (if your web browser can do so).

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Sarah Oakley, Laboratory Manager on (01865) 220858.