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Senior Clinical Scientist

Band 7

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Biochemistry QEH
Band 7
37.5 per week
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Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich
£31,696 to £41,787 per annum plus HCA
02/04/2018 23:59

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust are a committed multi- professional team who provide much-valued hospital and community services to residents in South East London. The Trust has built a good reputation as a place to enjoy job satisfaction and develop professional skills and experiences. Our people value the opportunity to work in a supportive culture and, we ensure our team are well rewarded for their contribution. By joining us now, you can play a role in shaping  our organisation that continues to put patient and client care first. Whatever the challenges ahead, we’re prepared to face them as one team.

SENIOR CLINICAL SCIENTIST - Blood Sciences Department

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and experienced Health Professions Council (HPC) registered, Senior Clinical Scientist, to join Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

This is an opportunity to be involved in the exciting changes to the way that the pathology service is delivered in the South London area. The service has undergone redevelopment following the merger of two laboratories at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich and University Hospital Lewisham.

Blood Sciences, comprising Biochemistry, Haematology and Immunology, are based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital site in a large automated and manual laboratory with a smaller Rapid Response Laboratory at the University Hospital Lewisham. Analytical services are provided for the two acute sites, community services and local GP practices.  POCT services are provided on all sites.  Together as a Trust we provide Pathology services to 128 GP practices in three London boroughs and their 800,000 patients. All laboratories have full CPA accreditation and are working towards UKAS accreditation. The post holder will be based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, but on occasion may be required to work from Lewisham.

The postholder will join the Consultant Chemical Pathologists and Clinical Biochemists in the performance of Duty Biochemist functions including clinical authorisation and the provision of advice to laboratory and medical colleagues.

There will be opportunity to gain clinical experience and to develop clinical and communication skills.  The post is expected to involve liaison with local tertiary referral centres with potential for research and development opportunities.

Candidates will be encouraged and supported to further their academic career and the post holder will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to CPD, and will have the opportunity to provide teaching for laboratory and clinical staff and medical students.

Clinical Scientist applicants will be HCPC registered with an MSc in Clinical Biochemistry (or equivalent) with or working towards FRCPath Part 1 and wide experience of Clinical Biochemistry.


Trainee applicants will be expected to hold a degree (Hons) in a relevant science subject, an MSc in Clinical Biochemistry (or equivalent) and at least 3 years experience as a Trainee Clinical Scientist.

Analytical and clinical interpretative skills and good communication are essential as is a commitment to developing the expertise required for a career grade clinical scientist.


Interview date: 20 April 2018

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Ian Bailey, Consultant Chemical Pathologist on 020 8836 5651, 

Natalie Walsham, Lead Clinical Scientist, on 020 3192 6980,

If you have problems applying, contact

0208 836 4486