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Band 6 - Biomedical Scientist (BMS1), Haematology

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 a year inc. HCA
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Department of Blood Science:Haematology and Blood Transfusion

Watford & Hemel Hempstead General Hospitals

HCPC Registered Specialist Biomedical Scientists Band 6 in Haematology and Blood Transfusion.

The Haematology Laboratory at West Hertfordshire Hospital is seeking well-organised and highly motivated individuals to join our friendly and dedicated Haematology & Blood Transfusion team. In return, the Trust is committed to the personal and professional development of its staff at all levels.

Main duties of the job

Appropriately qualified Biomedical Scientists, who have HCPC registration as a Biomedical Scientist with a Specialist Portfolio in Haematology/ Transfusion Science and/or suitable experience in Haematology / Blood Transfusion within an NHS setting, or within a laboratory with IBMS training approval, are encouraged to apply. Staff currently established at AFC Band 5 level within a laboratory registered with the IBMS for training seeking promotion are welcome to apply.

You will be required to rotate through Haematology, Coagulation, and Blood Transfusion sections of the department. You must be keen to embrace new ways of working and develop your knowledge and skills.

There is a full 24/ hour, 7 days a week acute service at Watford, and a Monday to Friday non urgent service provided at Hemel Hempstead. Candidates will be required to participate in the full shift rota, covering weekdays, nights and weekends after suitable training and assessment.

The Department is fully automated in its analytical platform for Blood Transfusion (BioRad IH1000), Coagulation (IL TOPS), Special Haematology (BioRad Variant II) and Haematology (Beckman-Coulter DxH), and uses the Clinisys Winpath Laboratory Information system.

Previous applicants who have not been shortlisted for interview need not apply unless substantial changes have been made to application.

About us

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

The trust has recently gained 'teaching hospital' status which reflects the dedicated work of many teams and individuals who have set the standard for delivering high quality training, learning and education at all levels of the workforce.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities. If you need help, please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will practise as an HCPC Registered BMS in haematology/ Blood Transfusion at Watford General and Hemel Hempstead Hospitals on a rotational basis. They will work closely with the Biomedical Scientists Team Leaders to observe and implement the policies and procedures relevant to the role.

These include the Blood Transfusion Policy, the departmental Health & Safety Policy and Quality Policy. The post holder must also comply with practices and procedures as dictated in the departmental Standard Operating Procedures. Additionally, they will liaise with the Blood Sciences Manager, the Laboratory Operational Managers, the Training and Quality Leads andClinical and Nursing staff to develop and integrate the services provided by the Team. There is a need for some shift and weekend work that necessitates a flexible approach to the hours of employment.

Person Specification

Your application will be scored against the Job Description


  • Score 0 = does not meet the person specification, 1 = reserved meets some person specification requirements, 2 = Meets all person specification requirements.

Employer details

Employer name

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Cross site - Watford General and Hemel Hempstead Hospitals


WD18 0HB

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