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Biomedical Scientist- Section Manager Haem/Blood Transfusion (Band 7)

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust (ANHSFT), Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTHFT), and Harrogate General Hospital (HGH) are high-performing Trusts providing acute and specialist outreach services for local people.

ANHSFT, BTHFT, and HDFT have formed a joint venture, Integrated Pathology Solutions LLP (IPS) to provide pathology services to the three organisations and other local healthcare providers.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an innovative laboratory as a key person who will work alongside laboratory based Biomedical Scientist, advanced Biomedical Scientists, Consultant Haematologist, Clinical Directors and Pathology Service Managers to drive improvements to service

The role also attracts a �3000 recruitment premium payable to the successful candidate upon arrival.

Main duties of the job

Applications are invited for the position of Section Manager overseeing Haematology/ Blood Transfusion, the post is primarily based at Bradford Royal Infirmary Pathology Department, but applicants will be required to work at any of the IPS laboratories as required. The section manager will take a lead role within the department and hold responsibility for operational organisation of both departments. The post holder will be expected to work alongside colleagues within IPS to ensure common processes and procedures.

We are seeking an experienced HCPC-registered Biomedical Scientist who has the skills to continue to develop the service and maintain the high standards already established within the department. The successful candidate will, in conjunction with the Clinical Director for Blood sciences, Pathology Operational Manager and other senior management be expected to help lead and shape the future development of the department forming common policies and procedures within the laboratories of IPS. Experience of staff management and strong leadership is essential to the role. Candidates will need to be enthusiastic, well- motivated and innovative, with good organisational and practical abilities supported by scientific knowledge. Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to support individual and team working is essential. All these skills and attributes are in line with the Trust's Right Care Behaviours.

About us

We are always looking for enterprising and innovative approaches to the way we provide our services. We are a national centre for telemedicine and introduced telehealth to the UK offender healthcare sector and also provide the service to patients in their care homes. Community matters to us and we are supported by 400 dedicated volunteers and have strong links with Bradford University, Craven College and Leeds City College to ensure we inspire the workforce of the future.We want to attract staff who embrace our Right Care behaviours of compassion, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients we want to make these part of our DNA.

The Haematology department is equipped with, Sysmex XN 9000 for full blood count processing, ACL 550 for coagulation, Alifax for ESR analysis, the Blood Transfusion department hosts Ortho Vision auto-analysers for blood group and antibody testing, processing all in patient work and antenatal grouping. Blood transfusion laboratory facilitates provision of blood and blood products to the main acute site at Bradford Royal Infirmary as well as satellite sites, St Luke's Renal Dialysis Unit and Eccleshill Community Hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information and full details of the job role please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Biomedical Science degree or equivalent qualification
  • HCPC registration as Biomedical Scientist
  • IBMS Specialist Portfolio in Haematology or equivalent qualification or experience that evidences work at equivalent level
  • Relevant post graduate qualification conducive with Fellowship of the Institute of Biomedical Science Status (MSc)


  • Membership of profession body such as IBMS
  • Holds a General Management Qualification



  • Significant discipline specific experience and knowledge
  • Experience of working within a Haematology laboratory
  • Evidence of Continuous Profession Development
  • Experience of Pathology IT systems


  • Experience in specialist Coagulation, morphology, antenatal screening or blood transfusion at an advanced level
  • Human Resource management experience and skills



  • Knowledge of the NHS Constitution & 'Understanding the New NHS'
  • Ability to supervise and train junior staff.
  • Able to prioritise laboratory work and individual workloads
  • High degree of manual dexterity to perform complex laboratory techniques.
  • Excellent analytical and judgement skills
  • Able to work under pressure



  • Ability to take part in working rotas including overnight on-call, weekends and bank holidays
  • Flexibility in working hours to suit the needs of the service
  • Ability to adhere to policies, procedures and standards

Employer details

Employer name

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust


Airedale General Hospital

Keighley Road


BD20 6TD

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