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. We have laboratories across four different sites, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust and Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. All labs are CPA accredited and are working toward UKAS accreditation.We process clinical samples and provide diagnostic services for patients at our main acute Trusts and surrounding GP surgeries.

Laboratory 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
  • Blood Sciences and Microbiology

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

Examples of the types of roles we have are:

Biomedical Assistant (BMA)

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

Biomedical Scientist (BMS)

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 Scientist

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 train and mentor candidates on the new Modernising Scientific Careers training pathways, including Scientific Training Programme (STP) and Higher Specialist Scientist Training Programme (HSST), with support from the National School of Healthcare Science; some candidates are now employed in new scientific roles within our organisation upon completion of their training.