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Biomedical Scientist – Section Head

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
37.5 per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£33,222 to £43,041 pa
30/11/2018 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


Pathology and Laboratories Directorate

Cellular Pathology – Histology Biomedical Scientist – Section Head Band 7 – 37.5 hours

Salary scale – Agenda for Change – £33,222 - £43,041

   Applications are invited from enthusiastic, self-motivated, innovative people who are experienced Histopathology biomedical scientists who wish to further develop their career. The Cellular Pathology department provides a diagnostic service to the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and surrounding GP's. The laboratory is a referral centre in the Thames Valley region which 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. In addition the Histopathology department is acting as a hub in a three year digital pathology trial.  

   We are seeking applications from registered biomedical scientists with a thorough knowledge of, and laboratory experience in, routine histopathology and team leading to lead a section within the main laboratory . Section Heads work with the Histology Operational Manager and are responsible for innovation, continual review of practice within section, maintaining SOPs, risk assessments, staff development, management and appraisals. Section Heads will undertake specialised work in their section e.g. specimen dissection and 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).

  Closing Date: 30th November 2018



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Further details / informal visits contact

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