Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Band 5 Biomedical Scientist

Band 5

Main area
Clinical Biochemistry
Band 5
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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£22,128 - £28,746 per annum
25/02/2018 23:59

The 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 of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton 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 values-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 significance 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  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


Applications are invited from well-motivated Biomedical Scientists to work in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Candidates MUST be HCPC state registered as a Biomedical Scientist. An ability and commitment to work the shift system across all three laboratory sites – the John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals in Oxford and the Horton Hospital in Banbury is required. This involves day, evenings, nights and weekend and bank holidays sessions. The post is full time, average working hours over the shift pattern 37.5 hours. Unsocial hours are paid at the enhanced agenda for change rates.


The Department undertakes a high volume of testing, processing over 9 million tests per annum, across a broad repertoire of clinical chemistry. The OUH Trust provides a comprehensive range of clinical services and the clinical biochemistry supports these areas with both general and specialist testing including neonatal and antenatal screening programmes for the Thames Valley. This therefore provides a comprehensive career development opportunity. The successful candidate is expected to undertake the IBMS specialist portfolio in Clinical Chemistry and is supported to do this with a dedicated training officer.

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