Senior Biomedical Scientist in Blood Transfusion


University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£43,742 - £50,056 per annum pro rata

Job Highlights
  • We have an exciting opportunity to recruit Senior Biomedical Scientists in Blood Transfusion to join our team at UHBW!
  • Responsible for managing a team of Biomedical Scientists and support workers to deliver a fit-for-purpose Blood Transfusion Laboratory Service.
  • This is an opportunity to join our friendly laboratory that provide excellent training and further studying opportunities for the right candidate.
Job Requirements/Description

We have an exciting opportunity to recruit Senior Biomedical Scientists in Blood Transfusion to join our team at UHBW! The successful applicant will be posted at Bristol Royal Infirmary, although virtual / telephone support may be required for Weston General Hospital transfusion laboratory.

The BRI blood transfusion service is a large and comprehensive service providing transfusion support for BMT patients and the Fetal Medicine Unit, as well as supporting the Bristol Therapeutic Apheresis Services and Regional Haemostasis services. The laboratory also provides specialist paediatric transfusion support for the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. We provide expert training, which is unique across the region. We work closely with the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centres’ Haematology team, we support trials and carry out innovation and development projects; staff are encouraged to present and publish their work.

UHBW laboratories teach Haematologists, Clinical and Biomedical Scientists, Medical Laboratory Assistants, Visiting students and other staff.

The successful applicant will have HCPC registration as a Biomedical Scientist and a Masters degree in a relevant science subject or equivalent.

This is an opportunity to join our friendly laboratory that provide excellent training and further studying opportunities for the right candidate.

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for managing a team of Biomedical Scientists and support workers to deliver a fit-for-purpose Blood Transfusion Laboratory Service
  • Develop a culture in which staff are empowered and encouraged to continuously improve the delivery of a high quality service
  • Ensure the development of realistic objectives for staff, through leadership, motivation and performance review
  • Be an efficient and flexible team member providing a high quality diagnostic service through scientific and technical activities commensurate with the training and education of a Biomedical Scientist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Experience of compliance with standards as required within work duties such as UKAS standards ISO15189 and MHRA
  • There may a requirement to work OOH
  • To take part in the transfusion senior on-call OOH rota – to provide expert advise and assistance remotely.

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£43,742 - £50,056 per annum pro rata

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