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Biomedical Scientist - Cytology

HCA Laboratories – London
Full time
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Biomedical Scientist– Cytology

London, HCA Laboratories – Shropshire House, Capper Street


Full Time, 37.5 hours per week. Monday-Friday

Salary – Competitive Salary dependent upon experience

HCA Laboratories has over 35 years’ experience in providing pathology services, for acute care in our HCA Hospitals, IVF Clinics, Insurance work, healthcare screening and GP services. We cover all disciplines in pathology including allergy, biochemistry and endocrinology, haematology and blood transfusion, histopathology and cytology, immunology, and microbiology and serology, with each laboratory equipped with the best available analytical instrumentation.


We have a brilliant opportunity for a Biomedical Scientist to join the team at HCA Laboratories in Shropshire House central London.  The candidate must be registered with the HCPC as a Biomedical Scientist, with experience in working in a busy laboratory.

The role requires routine Cytology duties with more complex investigations/analysis required. The post holder will supervise and perform duties as part of the Cytology Laboratory Team and report to the Cytology Section Head.   You will support and lead the team to perform the speedy and accurate processing of samples, validate results and to assist the Department Head in the smooth running of the department as required. You will perform a high-quality analytical role, enabling the provision of a comprehensive pathology service for laboratory users.

Key Duties

  • Support the Deputy Section Head on the day to day running of the Cytology Department under direction of Department Head.
  • Perform timely and accurate processing of samples and perform Cytology laboratory techniques in accordance with departmental approved SOPs.
  • The use of skills, theory of Cytology, and knowledge to provide a high quality and effective Cytopathology laboratory service.
  • Be responsible for running the section and any delegated tasks involved in the day-to-day organisation and delivery of a clinical pathology service with high standards of patient care
  • To lead & assist all staff in maintaining high scientific and quality standards within the Cytology section and in accordance with Health & Safety regulations and UKAS 15189 standard.

At HCA UK we care about what you care about. We care that you want to deliver the very best care. We care that you want a career you can be proud of. We care that you want working conditions that support your health and wellbeing. Let us care for you and your career, the same way you do for others. 

What you will bring:

  • Hold a registration Portfolio or equivalent.
  • Experience working as a BMS desirable.
  • MSc educated or equivalent desirable
  • HCPC Registered
  • Member of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences
  • Evidence of continual personal development
  • Hold evidence of, and continue to demonstrate continual personal/professional development ensuring up-to-date knowledge and working to high professional standards


Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing. 

We believe that by caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. As a Biomedical Scientist at HCA Laboratories, you’ll be eligible for:

  • 25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you
  • Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals
  • Private pension contribution which increases with length of service
  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme
  • Group Life Assurance from day one
  • Critical illness cover
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
  • Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland
  • Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you
  • Discounts with over 800 major retailers

Diversity and Inclusion

Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.

We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them

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