Are you looking for a new challenge? Have experience in Haematology and Transfusion? Enjoy training other staff? Then we may have something for you.We are looking for a Specialist Biomedical Scientist work in our team, with a special responsibility to lead our small training team. There will be dedicated time off the bench to perform these duties, which includes supervising students and colleagues with their portfolios, organising teaching sessions for all grades of staff and being a member of the Pathology training group.The laboratory provides an extensive range of investigations to support the specialist patient population of this tertiary referral paediatric hospital. This includes a wide range of specialist investigations for both haematology and haemostasis, and support for patients with multiple special requirements in Blood Transfusion.The department is UKAS accredited and is also an IBMS accredited training laboratory.The department encourages all staff to further their experience and encourages attendance at both internal and external courses/presentations. The Trust has excellent links with the Institute for Child Health and staff can have access to the library facilities within the Institute.Applicants must be able to provide evidence of knowledge and understanding of the scientific basis of tests and the disease process under investigation. The Specialist portfolio in Haematology and/or Transfusion Science is an essential requirement for this post.Main duties of the job
The laboratory provides an extensive range of investigations to support the specialist patient population of this tertiary referral paediatric hospital. This includes a wide range of specialist testing for both haematology and haemostasis, and support for patients with complex needs in Blood Transfusion.
As a Trust, we are committed to training the future generation of scientists and part of this position will be to support staff undertaking either the Registration Training Portfolio or Specialist Diploma in Haematology with Hospital Transfusion Practice. The department is an IBMS accredited laboratory as well as having recently retained ISO 15189:2012 accreditation with a special mention for our training and on-going competency assessment programme.
We also encourage all staff to further their experience, including attendance at both internal and external courses/presentations. The Trust has excellent links with the UCL Institute for Child Health and staff can have access to the library facilities within the Institute.About us
GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.
We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.
We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.
We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.
We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s below.Person SpecificationGOSH Culture and ValuesEssential Academic/Professional qualification/TrainingEssential
- BSc in Biomedical Science
- Registration with HCPC: training/assessment completed in a Haematology/Blood Transfusion Laboratory
- Specialist Diploma/ BBTS Certificate in Haematology and/or Transfusion Science
- Knowledge of routine and specialist tests performed in Haematology, Haemostasis and Blood Transfusion
- Knowledge of accreditation standards
- Knowledge of the QMS
- Ability to work as part of a team and as a lone worker
- Experience of working in challenging situations
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experience providing support to candidates undertaking IBMS Registration Portfolio or Specialist Diploma
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
Great Ormond Street Hospital
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