Specialist Biomedical Scientist - London

Moorfields is the leading provider of eye health services in the UK and a world-class centre of excellence for ophthalmic research and education. Their clinical staff take great pride in providing high-quality care to their patients across their extensive specialist clinics, including their A&E department; Paediatric clinic; Retinal Therapy Unit; Cataract, Glaucoma, Genetics, Oracular Oncology departments; and many more.


  • Ensure that documentation is maintained to the Unit standard (including electronic records).
  • To demonstrate awareness and compliance with Moorfields policies, procedures, guidelines and standards. To work towards promoting this to others.
  • Identify and report clinical and non-clinical risks so that appropriate action can be taken in accordance with the risk management policy.
  • To plan and prioritise the scientific workload of the section on a day-to-day basis.
  • To provide a comprehensive and appropriate laboratory service to patients and staff.
  • To possess highly developed, advanced specialist scientific skills, and use these to drive innovation and improvement of the unit.
  • To ensure that the laboratory standard operational and health and safety policies are understood and carried out by all staff, always.
  • Responsible for the maintenance, condition, quality control and record keeping of stains, instruments, solutions and equipment associated with the unit.
  • Participation in, and facilitation of, all aspects of Quality Management and Audit within the Unit.
  • To be proactive in the generation and updating of all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and associated documentation.
  • To assist in the implementation and development of new and existing techniques and the validation steps commensurate with those methodologies.
  • Assist in the implementation, development and evaluation of new and existing techniques.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and calibration of equipment, particularly when working autonomously.
  • Adaptation of methodologies and working practices as required, in both foreseen and unforeseen circumstances.
  • Maintain, update and develop personal and professional knowledge and skills, at first under supervision, enabling standards to be monitored constantly and improved where necessary.
  • Record and report incidents/complaints involving staff, specimens and visitors in accordance with local policies and may lead in any investigations as required.
  • To provide scientific advice and act as a resource both internally and externally.
  • To maintain an awareness of current developments especially with regard to any special areas of responsibility.
  • Maintain, update and develop personal and professional knowledge and skills.
  • Be familiar with, and follow all, core policies such as sickness reporting, annual leave requesting, health and safety and so forth.
  • Be familiar with the Health and Safety policies of the unit and ensure that they are followed to maintain a safe working environment for all employees and visitors. 
  • Participate fully as a team member, sharing knowledge and information and supporting colleagues, including support staff to promote a cohesive laboratory team and the achievement of team objectives.
  • The supervision of lower grades of scientific and support staff in the section.
  • Must develop and improve scientific expertise, which may be via Continuing Professional Development (CPD) within an appraisal and/or competency programme.
  • Maintain a portfolio of relevant developments achieved.
  • To participate in the organisation of scientific teaching programmes.
  • Design and deliver training to staff within the unit.
  • Undertake suitable training and development programmes to successfully acquire core competencies and thereafter maintain the required standards of competence when undertaking duties.
  • Maintain your Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Qualifications and Experience:

  • HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist.
  • Demonstrable extensive relevant experience post HCPC registration in current Cellular Pathology methodologies
  • In depth knowledge and experience of all aspects of Histopathology.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and leadership skills.
  • Practical analytical skills associated with diagnostic laboratory work.
  • Excellent IT skills, including email, the internet, software, and particular strength in Excel, Word and using databases

Our Bank Staff  Biomedical Scientist are invaluable to us, so we provide the following advantages as a thank you for their dedication and commitment:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Ability to book and monitor shifts using online timesheet
  • Weekly salary
  • Priority of shifts over agency workers
  • Access to free Bank Partners Core Skills training
  • We operate with an open-door policy
  • Competitive salary 

If you are a dedicated and qualified Biomedical Scientist eager to contribute to a dynamic team and positively impact patient care, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.