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Biomedical scientists / Histologist

Job Description

Are you a Biomedical Scientist seeking a new challenge? Do you have a passion for Histology?

Service Care Solutions are working with University Hospitals of Derby & Burton NHS Foundation Trust to recruit a Band 6 Biomedical Scientist to support a The Histology Team in the Derbyshire area. The successful candidate will primarily work and provide support with Microtomy, embedding and specialist staining.

The contract duration is for 3 months with the likelihood of extension. This is a full-time placement with 37.5 hours available. Part-time applications of 3 Days or more will also be considered.

Shifts: Monday to Friday, 09:00 - 17:00

Location: Derbyshire

Pay: £25.00 p/h LTD

Bonus: £250 Sign-Up Bonus

Job Purpose - Band 6 Biomedical Scientist / Histologist

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform histological techniques including tissue processing, embedding, microtomy, staining, and cover slipping, ensuring compliance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) standards.
  • Operate and maintain histology laboratory equipment, ensuring proper calibration and adherence to health and safety regulations.
  • Maintain accurate records of laboratory procedures, test results, and patient information in accordance with NHS guidelines and data protection regulations.
  • Provide expert advice and support to colleagues, patients, and external stakeholders regarding histological procedures, test results, and laboratory services.
  • Participate in quality assurance activities, including proficiency testing, internal audits, and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Collaborate with pathologists, clinicians, and other healthcare professionals to provide timely and accurate diagnostic results.
  • Assist in the training and supervision of junior staff, trainees, and support staff within the histology laboratory.
  • Stay updated with advances in histology and biomedical science through continuing education and professional development activities.
  • Adhere to professional standards, codes of conduct, and ethical guidelines set by regulatory bodies such as the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).


  • IBMS Accredited degree
  • HCPC Registration
  • Completed / Working towards specialist IBMS portfolio
  • Histology Experience


  • Four weekly payroll runs
  • Excellent pay rates
  • Specialists health care consultants offering single point of contact
  • Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
  • Ltd & PAYE payment options available
  • Nationwide provider of healthcare staff to over 40 different NHS trusts offering mental health services and over 200 local authorities.
  • FREE DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services
  • FREE Occupational Health Check and Immunisations

Are you happy with your current agency?

  • £150 Agency Switch Bonus - SCS will give you £150 by bringing your current contract to us.
  • £250 Welcome Bonus - Paid after completion of 150 hours in your new placement.
  • £250 Referral Bonus - Simply refer your friend. If they get the role, we'll give you £250.