Welcome to East Suffolk and North Essex staff bank

At East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) we provide hospital and community health care services for Colchester, Ipswich and local areas. Formed on 1st July 2018, ESNEFT is the largest NHS organisation in the region.

We provide services from Colchester and Ipswich hospitals, Aldeburgh, Clacton, Halstead, Harwich and Felixstowe community hospitals and Bluebird Lodge near Ipswich. We also provide community services in Suffolk.

Colchester and Ipswich hospitals have major accident and emergency (A&E) departments.

Biomedical Scientist

We are seeking Biomedical Scientist (Biomedical Scientists) to work across three Hospital laboratory sites located in Colchester, Ipswich and West Suffolk Hospitals. Our vision is to deliver innovative, high-performing pathology that is focussed on our customers and delivers high quality and fully compliant services.

NEESPS service is clinically led and designed to achieve the benefits of scale that can be achieved by three hospitals working together, while remaining close enough to our customers to meet their needs and support the excellent clinical care provided by our hospitals.

  • Processes specialist investigations in department.
  • Provides specialist advice to clinicians as to appropriateness of tests and timescales.
  • Provides specialist service e.g. training, problem solving for specialist requirement.
  • Work independently and lead on specialist area as directed by Lead BMS.
  • Acts as mentor for more junior scientific and support staff.
  • Supervises and/or trains less experienced staff in own area of work.
  • The work of the service brings staff into constant contact with human body fluids, tissues and hazardous. chemicals.This may include blood, pus, urine, faeces, and respiratory secretions.
  • Maintain and promote professional image of the pathology department.
  • Where required, to lead and supervise a section of the laboratory.
  • Where required, to lead and supervise a section of the laboratory.

Providing a wide range of flexible work, covering ‘Earlies’, ‘Lates’, ‘Days’, ‘Nights’ & ‘Weekend’, as well as Long-term Mon-Fri roles.


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What do we do …

Well … If a hospital cannot supply staff on a ward or area, due to increased demand, sickness, or common staff shortages, they need to call upon Bank staff. NHS Professionals works with trusts to develop ‘bank’ of highly skilled workers who want to work flexibly with the NHS.

Working through a staff bank helps a trust reduce their reliance on expensive agencies helping their spend go back into healthcare. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades and specialities all saving the NHS over £70 million per year which is reinvested back into each client trust.

What can the staff bank offer you?

Whether you’re looking to enhance your skillset, gain more experience or simply earn a bit of extra money, we can help you achieve this through the staff bank. Join today and enjoy a number of benefits: 

  • Competitive pay rates
  • First choice of shifts
  • Access to shifts before they
  • are available to Agency
  • Flexible working to suit your lifestyle
  • Take control of when you want to work
  • Work this week, get
  • paid next week
  • Build holiday
  • allowance for every shift worked
  • Book and manage shifts online
  • Access shifts anywhere, anytime or through your smartphone
  • Support when you need it
  • 24/7 365 days
  • 03332 407 552
  • Stakeholder
  • pension scheme
  • available

Join today …

Register with us today for Bank membership and look forward to a choice of flexible work and long-term placements opportunities, as well as the ability to develop professionally and gain experience in some of the most prestigious NHS trusts in England. 

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Additional Information

Job Title and Grade: Biomedical Scientist

Location/Trust: Colchester, Ipswich and West Suffolk Hospitals

Pay Rates: Days: £20.22 Saturdays/Nights: £26.28 Sunday/Bank Hols: £32.35

Band: 5

Job Title and Grade: Biomedical Scientist Senior Specialist

Location/Trust: Colchester, Ipswich and West Suffolk Hospitals

Pay Rates: Days: £29.55 Saturdays/Nights: £38.41 Sunday/Bank Hols: £47.27

Band: 8a

Job Title and Grade: Biomedical Scientist Specialist

Location/Trust: Colchester, Ipswich and West Suffolk Hospitals

Pay Rates: Days: £22.54 Saturdays/Nights: £29.30 Sunday/Bank Hols: £36.06

Band: 6

Job Title and Grade: Biomedical Team Leader

Location/Trust: Colchester, Ipswich and West Suffolk Hospitals

Pay Rates: Days: £22.54 Saturdays/Nights: £29.30 Sunday/Bank Hols: £36.06

Band: 6