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Band 7 - Blood Transfusion Team Lead (BMS)

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 a year inc HCA
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We currently have an opportunity for a newly configured post as a Band 7 Blood Transfusion Team Lead and invite applications from suitably qualified and experienced Biomedical Scientists at Band 6 level or above currently working predominantly within a Blood Transfusion Laboratory.

For further information please contact Krupa Amin, Blood Sciences Manager on 07855 964 657.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate is expected to work 'on-bench' to maintain practical skills required for personal technical competencies to fulfil the role and out of hours participation is a requirement of this post.

You should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and have the ability to organise and motivate staff. The appointee will assist the Blood Transfusion management team in providing a comprehensive, cost effective, and high-quality Blood Transfusion service to the Trust. The appointee will represent Blood Transfusion at relevant Pathology and external meetings as required and will contribute to service improvements as well as facilitating delivery of current service provision across the Trust.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the education of laboratory staff in technical and quality issues within the sphere of laboratory BT and be involved in investigating SHOT/ SABRE incidents and presenting risk to a senior level.

The post would suit an individual seeking the challenge of professional development. We are seeking an enthusiastic, well-organised and highly motivated individual to become part of our progressive organisation and in return, we will provide excellent opportunities for learning and professional development.

About us

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are planned as part of the New Hospital Programme. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

The trust has recently gained 'teaching hospital' status which reflects the dedicated work of many teams and individuals who have set the standard for delivering high quality training, learning and education at all levels of the workforce.

We are a flexible working employer

At West Herts we recognise the importance of a good work life balance and the ability to work flexibly. We are delighted to offer a variety of flexible working options for all staff. Please check out our web page for more information.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities. If you need help, please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Applicants must be HCPC Registered and at Band 6 level or above in a busy NHS Trust with significant Transfusion activity.

Higher level qualification is expected in BT practice such as Biomedical Scientist with Specialist portfolio in Blood Transfusion/ BTS Specialist Certificate in Transfusion Science Practice or however demonstrable experience in BT commensurate with the grade of the post is required.

The Trust Pathology Services are currently going through an outsourcing process it is expected that this post will transfer via TUPE to a new service provider.

Person Specification

Your application will be scored against the Person Specification for the role.


  • Score 0 = does not meet the person specification, 1 = reserved meets some person specification requirements, 2 = Meets all person specification requirements.

Employer details

Employer name

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Watford General Hospital


WD18 0HB

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