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Biomedical Scientist in Haematology & Blood Transfusion

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
A vacancy has arisen for a band 5 Biomedical Scientist in the Haematology & Blood Transfusion Laboratory at Hull Royal Infirmary, applicants who have successfully completed an IBMS Specialist Portfolio will be employed on the appropriate AfC Band 6 rate if successful. Applications will also be considered from applicants with an IBMS accredited degree and intention to complete the HCPC registration portfolio.

The successful candidate will regularly rotate through all sections of the Haematology & Blood Transfusion department and will be required to participate in the 24/7 shift system.

In addition, as an IBMS approved training laboratory we encourage and support all Band 5 staff to obtain the IBMS Specialist Diploma in Biomedical Science.

Main duties of the job

  • To carry out the analysis of patient samples providing a range of diagnostic results including Full Blood Count, Routine Coagulation and Specialist Haemostasis investigations, Blood Film Morphology, Blood Grouping & Antibody investigations and crossmatch for provision of blood products for transfusion.
  • To ensure the quality and timeliness of results by use of internal quality controls (IQC) and external quality assessment samples (EQA) according to departmental SOPs and departmental Quality Assurance Policy.
  • To ensure that specialist equipment within the area of work is functioning efficiently through good housekeeping, troubleshooting and preventive maintenance.
  • To perform technical validation of patient results and provide further investigations where needed.
  • To participate in departmental audit, incident reporting and provision of training.
  • To communicate effectively with clinicians, nurses and other service users regarding patient results and service updates.
  • To undertake shift work including evening, weekend and night work.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification



  • BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science accredited by the IBMS.


  • HCPC registration as a Biomedical Scientist



  • Has experience working in an NHS clinical laboratory.


  • Experience in an NHS Blood Sciences laboratory.

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Hull Royal infirmary

Anlaby Road



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