Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Band 7 Senior Biomedical Scientist

Band 7

Main area
Clinical biochemistry
Band 7
fixed term
full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
The John Radcliffe Hospital
£31,696 - £41,787 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 State Registered Biomedical scientists for the above post in this busy UKAS accredited department. This is a fixed term senior biomedical scientist post to cover maternity leave and lead the biochemistry pre-natal Downs screening programme.  


As a senior grade position it would be expected that applicants hold an MSc in a clinical chemistry related subject. As a senior BMS you are also required to be a team leader for the area as well as having appropriate technical and scientific expertise. Additionally, the Screening Laboratory is undertaking an upgrade of its analysers and software. Therefore experience in both biochemistry screening programmes and project management would be advantageous.


Key attributes of the successful candidate will be the ability to lead, motivate and deliver to deadlines, coupled with a strong grounding in the discipline as evidenced from CPD activities and appropriate post-graduate qualifications.


For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Tim James, Laboratory Manager on (01865) 220460 or Ian Smith (01865) 221638.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Dr Tim James, Head Biomedical Scientist on (01865) 220460 or Ian Smith (01865) 221638.

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 2 28726