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Specialist Biomedical Scientist (Annex 21) | Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 07 June 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £28,407 - £42,618 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 07 July 2024
Location: Manchester, M13 9WL
Company: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6356641/349-CSS-6356641


Band 6 with option of Annex 21 – dependent on holding a professional qualification

Whatever you’re looking for in your career, it isall here for you at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. With state-of-the-art facilities, you can advance your career in Histopathology. As the largest Cellular Pathology department in the country, we’re looking for a Specialist BMS (candidates completing their IBMS Specialist Portfolio will also be considered) to join Paediatric Histopathology, where you’ll have the opportunity to work cross-site, offering exposure to specialist training and experiences for example, in Muscle Enzyme Histochemistry, Electron Microscopy, Ophthalmic Histopathology

The departments are also working towards implementing digital imaging to support the Greater Manchester Strategy for Digital Pathology, with equipment due to be validated in 2024.

Main duties of the role
• As a Specialist Biomedical Scientist, you’ll be experienced and operating as a Biomedical Scientist within Histopathology, in line with ISO 15189 standards and you’ll be rotated across the department, providing scientific services to patients and customers to aid pathological diagnosis.
• You’ll deputise for senior team members and manage workflow, support with the management of documentation, and general overall performance.
• You’ll also play a role in the training and development of scientific staff.
• Opportunities to be trained to support dissection of placenta specimens, with cross site support.

MFT is England’s largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We’re creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you’ll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We’ve also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive; our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we’ve launched in September 2022.

We’re proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What’s more, we’re excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience you’ll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the ‘Supporting Documents’ heading. So that you’re even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, you’ll need to take time to read the ‘Candidate Essentials Guide’that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how ‘we care for you as you care for others’. Most importantly, it also contains critical information you’ll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

This advert closes on Friday 21 Jun 2024

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