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 – Section Head

Band 7

Main area
Cellular Pathology
Band 7
37.5 hrs per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum
28/02/2019 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


Pathology and Laboratories Directorate Cellular Pathology – Histology Biomedical Scientist – Section Head Band 7 – 37.5 hours Salary scale – Agenda for Change band 7 Come and join our histology department and be a part of the digital revolution as we lead a three year digital pathology project with the regional network! Working within a tertiary referral and teaching hospital we provide histology services in all diagnostic specialties (with the exception of neuropathology) on two hospital sites. We are seeking senior biomedical scientists who are enthusiastic, innovative and keen to build on existing experience to manage different sections within the laboratory. You will need a thorough knowledge of, and experience in histopathology and team leading. The Section Heads work with the Histology Operational Manager to innovate, review practice, maintain SOPs, risk assessments and develop staff and processes. Section Heads will undertake specialised work in their section e.g. specimen dissection and undertake on call. Successful candidates must have professional registration as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Master’s degree in a relevant subject as well as the IBMS specialist portfolio in Histopathology (or equivalent). Relevant further training is encouraged and as a department every effort is made to provide training opportunities.


Closing date: 28 February 2019

No smoking policyPositive about disabled people

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

Mrs Sharon Roberts-Gant – Sharon.roberts-gant@ouh.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 743462