Biomedical Scientist - HCPC

  • Job Reference: BMS - Blackburn - VR
  • Date Posted: 24 November 2023
  • Recruiter: TLA Group
  • Location: Blackburn
  • Salary: £18.00 to £24.00 Per Hour
  • Bonus/Benefits: Standard
  • Sector: Allied Health Professions, Healthcare Sciences
  • Job Type: Contract, Temporary
  • Duration: 12 months initially
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Mike Bryan
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01245850020

Job Description

Job Title - Biomedical Scientist

Location - Blackburn, Lancashire

Type of Role - Locum Contract

End Employer - NHS

Band - 6

Hours - Full Time


Essential Requirements -

  • Please be aware that all candidates must hold the HCPC Registration.
  • You must be eligible to work in the UK on a full time basis (minimum of 35 hours per week)
  • You must hold a British Passport or a long term Visa that entitles you to work in the UK with no restrictions

Job Description:-

  • Provide a rapid, reliable and efficient service by performing a comprehensive range of routine and specialized analyses.
  • Perform investigations and analytical techniques unsupervised whilst organizing own work tasks, normally under the direction of a Section Leader.
  • The post holder is required to rotate through all the sections of the department including specimen reception.
  • Apply the approved Standard Operating Procedures used in the Department.
  • Assist in the development of Standard Operating Procedures, and recommend improvements and amendments as necessary.
  • Perform complex manual and automated analytical investigations requiring specialist skills.
  • Operate complex, high value analytical equipment without supervision.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair faults in complex laboratory instruments, ensuring essential services are maintained in the event of technical failure.
  • Prepare reagents, control materials and calibrators with a high degree of accuracy and precision.
  • Required to work with hazardous and noxious chemicals, and with frequent exposure to uncontained body substances.
  • Check reliability of results to ensure accuracy and precision by applying quality assurance statistical criteria.
  • Interpretation of results requiring subjective judgement and analytical expertise. o Recognise grossly abnormal and life threatening results.
  • Validate and report test results in a timely fashion so that they may be acted on as necessary by clinicians.
  • Provide technical interpretation and comment on validity of results.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of patient results, quality control data and calculations.
  • Participate in departmental audit and internal / external Quality Assurance programs.
  • Work with laboratory and Trust information systems.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair faults with laboratory point of care equipment in clinical areas and liaise with service engineers and ward staff as required.
  • Supervision of MLA and Trainee BMS staff.
  • Assist in the department’s stock control procedures.
  • Adhere to the departmental Quality management systems.
  • General clerical and administrative tasks.
  • Selection, matching and timely issuing of correct blood products in response to medical prescription,
  • Maintain adequate supplies of all blood products, liaising with Blood Transfusion Service and other outside agencies.
  • Maintain an accurate audit trail of the fate of all blood products.
  • Ensure that blood products are stored in compliance with National Guidelines

For More information or to apply for the role, please email