Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Biomedical Scientist

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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John Radcliffe Hospital
£23,023 to £29,608 pa
28/01/2019 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


Biomedical Scientist

£23,023 – £29,608 (Band 5) A

pplications are invited from suitably qualified HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists to work in the Department of Microbiology of the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Candidates MUST be HCPC registered (newly qualified or with experience) as a Biomedical Scientist (this is NOT a training position). You will be motivated, highly reliable, trustworthy and able to work to tight deadlines and under extreme pressure, as well as the ability and commitment to work the shift system within the laboratory at the John Radcliffe. This involves day, evenings, nights and weekend sessions. The post is full time, average working hours over the shift pattern 37.5 hours.

The applicant will play a key role in helping to deliver and develop our comprehensive, clinical microbiology service. Our UKAS registered laboratory is well equipped, fully computerised (SunQuest) and deals with more than 640,000 requests per year, including bacteriology, virology, parasitology, mycology, molecular and serology. With much new technology throughout the department, you will rotate throughout and learn all aspects of the diagnostic microbiology service. You will help to meet quality standards necessary for accreditation, and ensure that protocols are followed and method files maintained in a way that maintains Health, Safety and Security for individuals, the Department and the Trust. You will be expected to actively participate in the training and development of technical, medical and support staff as well as be pro-active in your own development and that of the service. As part of the OUH teaching hospital we support career development and progression through a number of routes and we encourage enthusiastic Biomedical Scientists to excel, once work based competence is achieved. Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of service apply.

Closing Date: 28 January 2019 

Interview Date(s) Friday 8 February 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Sarah Oakley, Laboratory Manager on (01865) 220858.