Specialist Biomedical Scientist

University Hospital Southampton

Job overview


Cellular Pathology invites applications for the post of Specialist Biomedical Scientist to join their friendly team. An excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and suitably experienced individual to contribute to a rapidly developing service. The successful applicant will, as part of a team, be involved with the day-to-day running of the main histopathology laboratory.

The department supports ROSE clinics, a Mohs service & there is scanning equipment to support the digital agenda. The post-holder will be encouraged to participate in this project as we progress to a fully digitised pathology service

The department operates 6am-7pm MonFri & Sat 7am-5pm. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the rotational Bank Holiday service-approx. 1 per annum, currently not Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day or Good Friday, & the ‘on-call’ rota.

Main duties of the job


As part of a small team, you will be involved in the day-to-day running of the main laboratory within the department.

In conjunction with the cellular pathology quality lead & senior biomedical scientist team, you will ensure that the area continues to meet all quality standards required & all relevant documentation in preparation for UKAS accreditation visits is available & continues to be kept up to date.

You will be involved with the UKNEQAS CPT EQA submissions for the area as required, highlighting & responding to any non-conformities raised.

You will supervise & train staff as directed and required.


You will need to be registered with the HCPC as a Biomedical Scientist or Clinical Scientist with comprehensive experience in Cellular Pathology.

You will need to be an excellent communicator & be able to work effectively as part of large team.

You will need to have an excellent attention to detail & possess good manual dexterity.

You will need to be able to prioritise workload & adjust to accommodate unexpected events &/or changes in demands.

Working for our organisation


As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

At UHS we are committed to providing a flexible working environment. We believe that it benefits everyone if we achieve a positive work-life balance. Whether you are balancing family, study or your wellbeing with your career, we want to support you so you can help our patients.

We’re proud to have been voted in the Top Five acute Trusts for our commitment to supporting our staff to achieve work-life balance.

UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme and life insurance.

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