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Senior Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Quality Officer

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Applications are invited for self-motivated, enthusiastic, suitably qualified and experienced candidates to join the Blood Transfusion Department in the role of Senior Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Quality Officer.

Applicants must be HCPC registered, have a postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject or Fellowship of the IBMS with extensive post registration experience in a NHS

Applicants must be prepared to work and attend meetings at any site.

Main duties of the job

An advanced knowledge of the Quality Management System, ISO standards and MHRA/GMP standards are required. Along with the ability to demonstrate extensive experience of staff support, training, development and supervision is essential.

The successful candidate will work only in Blood Transfusion as a departmental Quality Officer supporting with ongoing and improving compliance.

About us

Join us atUHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops AtUHSussexwe're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of theUK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that haveembodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives:We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put ourPatientFirst. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role atUHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives ofpatients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above andbeyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in ourwellbeing programmefor staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look afterothers we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us:As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment youstart with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosingUHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post-holder will serve as a departmental Quality Officer, and lead on quality issues providing support, specialist knowledge and scientific/technical expertise on all quality matters to ensure the safe delivery of the clinical diagnostic service.

The post-holder will be responsible for the local delivery of the UHSussex Pathology quality management system. This will include facilitating the delivery of specialist training and systematic inspection programmes for all staff grades.

The post-holder will maintain high professional standards, professional knowledge and competency, undertaking personal continuing profession development, and assisting with the training and development of other staff. They will be responsible for day to day organisation, maintenance of work flow and any particular responsibilities associated with their designated section(s) and provide cover for the departmental site manager in their absence.

Person Specification



  • Masters degree or equivalent
  • Post Registration Experience NHS Laboratory
  • HCPC registration


  • Post Registration Experience In Virology
  • Quality Management System Experience

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Royal Sussex County Hospital

Eastern Road



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