I work in the Microbiology Department and love working at such a large hospital, we observe many interesting cases as a teaching hospital with such a diverse population and test repertoire, we use cutting edge technology to provide accurate results. This job is very rewarding as we see our work has a beneficial impact on patient care

Testimonal - Biomedical Scientist

Coventry & Warwickshire Pathology Services (CWPS) is a large pathology network hosted by UHCW. Diagnostic services are provided across a number of network sites supporting 4 acute hospitals, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust and Queen’s Hospital, Burton on Trent.

The majority of our laboratory services are UKAS accredited. We process clinical samples and provide diagnostic services for patients at our main acute Trusts and surrounding GP practices, covering a population of approximately 1.6 million.

Network Services include:

  • Blood Sciences - Clinical Biochemistry, Immunology, Haematology & Blood Transfusion
  • Centralised Microbiology Service - including Bacteriology, Virology and Molecular
  • Centralised Cellular Pathology – including Histology and Cytology
  • Mortuary and Phlebotomy services

Our organisation consists of more than 500 staff and we offer interesting careers for a diverse workforce working closely together to provide a high quality service for our patients.

Examples of some of our job roles include:

Phlebotomist - Performing venepuncture to obtain blood samples from patients whilst providing optimal patient care.

Biomedical Assistants  - Undertake clearly defined high volume, low risk tasks. Follow strict protocols and may have the opportunity to complete vocational qualifications

Biomedical Scientists - Complete complex tasks according to strict protocols (SOPs). Using technology, knowledge and expertise to perform and report on quality assured tests. Training and competence meets the requirement of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and professional bodies such as the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)

Clinical Scientists - Complex Scientific and clinical role. Requiring highly skilled staff able exercise clinical judgment and interpretation of complex facts. Roles also involve innovation and research.

We host Medical Staff, Consultant Roles, IT, administration and clerical roles.

We work with Universities to train and mentor candidates on the Scientist Training Programme (STP) and Higher Specialist Scientist Training Programme (HSST), with support from the National School of Healthcare Science.