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Senior Biomedical Scientist (Hull Blood Transfusion)

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Applications are invited for the post of Senior Biomedical Scientist within the Blood Transfusion Department based at Hull Royal Infirmary.

This role is key to the provision of a safe and effective Blood Transfusion Service, whilst supporting the department to meet the requirements for regulatory compliance.

Applicants must be HCPC registered, and ideally have MSc or IBMS Higher Specialist Diploma (or working towards), and be able to demonstrate in-depth specialist knowledge in Blood Transfusion. The successful applicant does not need to have Band 7 experience, but must have experience of working at Band 6 in Blood Transfusion. Skills in training and IT would be beneficial.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible, in collaboration with the Chief BMS and Senior Team, for the development and maintenance of the service.

There is a requirement to participate as a member of the Support Shift which entails some evening and weekend working in the laboratory.

This is a challenging post for an enthusiastic, well-motivated, forward thinking individual, and offers excellent and varied opportunities for personal and service development.

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

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • HCPC registration as a Biomedical Scientist.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.


  • BBTS Specialist Certificate in Transfusion Science or IBMS Higher Specialist Portfolio

Experience and Knowledge Required


  • Experience in Blood Transfusion serology.


  • At least 3 years' experience of working in a Specialist Transfusion service.

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Hull Royal Infirmary

Anlaby Road



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