Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Biomedical Scientist - Specialist / Team Lead or Biomedical Scientist

Band 5 / Band 6

Main area
Cellular Pathology
Band 5 / Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£28,050 - £43,041 per annum
24/12/2018 23:59

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


We are increasing our pool of biomedical scientists and invite applications from enthusiastic, self-motivated, innovative people who are experienced in histopathology and would like to further develop their career. The Cellular Pathology department provides a diagnostic service to the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and surrounding GP's.  Additionally, the OUH is a referral centre in the Thames Valley region and this is reflected in the diversity of histology practices. Histopathology consists of the main laboratory on the John Radcliffe site and a specialist unit at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre which performs a range of comprehensive routine and specialist histopathology investigations related to bone and joint disease.


We are seeking applications from HCPC registered biomedical scientists with a thorough knowledge of, and laboratory experience in, routine histopathology, special stains and immunohistochemistry. Previous team leading experience is highly desirable plus experience of, or an interest in, tissue dissection would be an advantageous.


To be successful as a specialist / team leader (Band 6) it is essential that you hold professional registration as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and hold the IBMS specialist portfolio in Histopathology (previously the CPSM/IBMS log book).


Those biomedical scientists holding professional registration (HCPC) but who do not hold the IBMS specialist portfolio or equivalent will be considered for employment at band 5 and on attainment of their specialist portfolio will be eligible for progression to band 6 under Annex T.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Histology Operational Manager – Mr Darrin Siiankoski, email: Darrin.Siiankoski@ouh.nhs.uk