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BMS Lead - Biomedical Scientist Lead

Glasgow, Lanarkshire
£50,000 to £60,000
Job Type
7 Sep 2022


BMS Lead - Biomedical ScientistLead

Location: Glasgow

Job Type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 Hours per week on a shift rota, between the hours of 7am - 6.30pm Monday - Friday, Saturdays between 7.30am - 3.30pm and Sunday mornings

Salary:£50,000 - £60,000

Our client, a well-known healthcare and leading Scientific organisation are looking for an experienced and motivated BMS Lead to join one of their laboratories in Glasgow. You must be HCPC-registered and have experience in at least one of the following disciplines: BT, Haematology, Biochemistry

Overall Job Purpose:

To manage the daily operation of the Pathology Laboratory. To take responsibility for staff teams of a variety of grades, ensuring supervision of activities, such that service, operational and contractual KPIs are met. The post holder will work closely with Senior BMS's to ensure that sections are run effectively for a high quality and reliable service delivery.

Assist in the performance of the routine diagnostic analytical work. Ensuring work meets all standards as required by accreditation bodies. Adhere closely to SOPs and assist in putting these methods into practice and adhering to associated quality assurance procedures.

Main duties

Scientific, Technical and Professional

  • Supervise teams of various grades of scientific and support staff and ensure they plan and organise their workload effectively.
  • Undertake work assigned; in compliance with current UKAS accreditation and company's Quality Management System and H&S requirements.
  • Work to contracted KPIs and service standards and ensure that service sections meet and improve on these.
  • Undertake routine manual, semi-automated and automated analytical work on a range of biological materials.
  • Technical validation and authorisation of results, taking appropriate action in line with SOPs; to include adding approved comments, communication and referring results for clinical interpretation as required.
  • Operate, maintain and troubleshoot various pieces of laboratory equipment and to ensure all items are correctly functioning and quality controlled at all times.
  • Raise service calls with support services and external suppliers in cases of equipment or resource failure; manage successful fault resolution.
  • Be fully familiar with all laboratory IT systems, including appropriate utilisation in discharges of duties.
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with all grades of staff both scientific and medical to ensure the effective delivery of the laboratory service.
  • Supervise a designated section of the service, including monitoring and managing staff, equipment and other resources to ensure an efficient, effective and high quality service delivery.
  • Report staff performance, technical, quality and service failure issues to the Ops Manager
  • Apply specialist and technical knowledge to advise laboratory staff on technical and trouble-shooting queries.
  • Maintain quality standards in the laboratory through IQC review and trending, incident reporting, auditing and change control.

Leadership and Communication

  • Maintain effective communication with staff, ensuring records are kept of items discussed.
  • Coordinate and contribute to team, section, quality and general management meetings; including use of data from Group systems such as Tableau, Q-pulse, Totara, to drive the improved performance of the laboratory.
  • Ensure departmental records, including those relating to payroll, absence reporting and training are updated and maintained.
  • Conduct staff annual review, regularly assess performance of the team and ensure shortfalls are escalated to the Regional manager and managed within policy.
  • Form productive relationships with staff and teams, ensuring that professionalism is maintained and promoted; to provide motivation and direction for a clinically safe service.
  • Requirements:


    • Current HCPC Registration
    • BSc (Hons) (first or second class) degree in Biomedical Science or equivalent
    • Relevant Master degree, IBMS Higher Specialist Diploma or equivalent experience
    • Skilled in Microsoft Office packages, laboratory information management and quality management systems.


    • Substantial post registration experience in a blood sciences laboratory covering a range of technologies.
    • Significant experience in analysis, interpretation and technical validation of results.
    • Sufficient knowledge to be able to analyse and troubleshoot technical, analytical and quality problems.
    • Experience in quality assurance principles and practice.
    • Good understanding of external body accreditation requirements.
    • Good understanding of training, competence assessment and professional education requirements.
    • Able to effectively manage small teams, set priorities, monitor performance and address non-conformance.
    • Able to liaise with equipment manufacturers to resolve analytical and supply issues.
    • Able to work autonomously in a busy and pressurised environment.
    • Numerate, being able to analyse, prioritise and problem solve.
    • Understanding of H&S policies and legislation.
    • Flexible attitude to working in a busy and complex environment, particularly in respect to maintaining an uninterrupted 24/7 service.
    • Able to communicate complex information to all staff groups.
    • Able to liaise appropriately with internal and external clients and service users.
    • Able to motivate others to achieve departmental aims and objectives.
    • Able to assimilate new information, particularly when under pressure
    • Good understanding of external body accreditation requirements.

    In the first instance please apply by forwarding your CV

    Please contact Vicky at our Manchester office

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  • Job Reference: 706407190-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Ritz Recruitment Ltd
    Ritz Recruitment Ltd
  • Location: Glasgow, Lanarkshire
  • Salary: £50,000 to £60,000
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent