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Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Haematology & Blood Transfusion

Employer
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Colchester
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Want to take the next step in your career within Haematology and Blood Transfusion? Have you completed or on your way to completing your specialist portfolio? Then we have the opportunity for you

You will join a friendly, busy department who have a close working relationship with our clinical consultant staff. We are MHRA compliant and UKAS accredited.

We have unsociable hours and a locally agreed fixed payment for night shifts. An enhanced relocation package may be available.

Our vision is to deliver innovations, high-performing pathology services that is focussed on our customers and delivers high quality and fully compliant services.

We are clinically led and designed to achieve the benefits of scale that can be achieved by working together to meet our service users needs and support the excellent clinical care provided by our hospitals.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best pathology staff. We encourage our staff to undertake internal and external courses to aid their development. You will play an integral part in helping to train our junior staff to develop their skills and careers.

We have a well-designed, up-to-date lab with Grifols analysers in blood transfusion, blood track and Contronics temperature monitoring system. In haematology and coagulation we have Sysmex XNs and ACL TOPS. For quality management we use Q-Pulse system. We are also in the process of upgrading our existing LIMS system (winpath enterprise).

Main duties of the job

About our Pathology Service

Specialist Biomedical Scientist Job Information

You will enjoy a varied range of responsibilities from maintaining the quality management system and UKAS accreditation, training of less experienced members of staff, validating and authorising results and most importantly providing quality service for our patients.

You will be expected toresolvecomplex equipment or process problems and performmanual, semi-automated and fully automated laboratory investigations, including specialist investigations, within defined service area accurately and efficiently.

You willparticipatein the day to day management of stock control and usage. This may include maintaining Blood Transfusion and Haematology stock levels and records and monitor usage to ensure efficient use where appropriate.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are the largest NHS organisation in East Anglia, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

Find out about living and working here - www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkPu7HphU8A

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification

Registration

Essential

  • HCPC registered
  • Biomedical Science Degree or equivalent
  • Additional appropriate specialist qualification if required
  • Evidence of CPD


Desirable

  • Appropriate Post Registration IBMS Specialist Diploma or IBMS diploma in Biomedical Science


Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • Theoretical knowledge and practical experience of specialist biomedical procedures relevant to post.
  • Substantial practical experience of working in a Biomedical Science laboratory.
  • Experience of Quality Management Systems
  • Experience of performing Risk Assessments.


Desirable

  • European Computer Driving Licence or equivalent
  • Previous relevant experience of working in the NHS
  • Previous experience of line managing staff


Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Colchester Hospital

Turner Road

Colchester

CO4 5JL

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432-HR76-24

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