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Band 6 Transfusion Practitioner - Blood Bank - Laboratory Medicine

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 Transfusion Practitioner

This is an exciting opportunity to join a small diverse transfusion practitioner's team working across site at University Hospitals Birmingham ensuring the safety of patients undergoing blood transfusion. If you have a passion for teaching, training, investigating incidents, Audits, producing educational materials and can adapt to challenging situation this is the post for you. Everything we do impacts on patients' safety surrounding blood components, so we aim, as a team, to promote and develop safe transfusion practice. The working hours are from Monday to Friday 0800-1600.

We are looking for an Allied Healthcare Professional nurse/midwife/biomedical scientist/ODP to complement our team. Applicants may contact the transfusion practitioners for an informal visit or discussion in 0121 424 1183 or 0121 371 5970

Main duties of the job

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Nurse/MW: Current NMC registration
  • BMS: HCPC registration as a Biomedical Scientist with a specialist portfolio in relevant area or equivalent experience
  • ODP: HCPC registration as an Operating department practitioner
  • All: BSc in relevant subject or equivalent experience in a relevant area and evidence of study at level 5
  • *Evidence of post registration/qualification professional development


  • *Recognised Teaching qualification
  • *Health Management / Care or Leadership Degree



  • *Recent experience of working in an acute health care provider
  • *Broad experience of transfusion in a clinical or laboratory setting
  • *Audit and quality assurance experience
  • *Experienced team member working in a multidisciplinary environment with established supervisory/team or shift leadership skills.
  • *Experience in learning from incidents/complaints and supporting changes in practice.
  • *Ability to demonstrate an understanding of blood/laboratory management systems.
  • *Ability to interpret blood results/diagnostic laboratory results.
  • *Knowledge of UK blood transfusion practice, laws and guidelines
  • *Knowledge of Clinical Governance, audit, risk and compliance management and Health & Safety regulations
  • *Demonstrate ability, experience, passion in the following:
  • oLeadership
  • oManaging resources
  • oTime management
  • oRole modelling
  • oChange management/clinical developments
  • oClinical governance
  • NHS Policy and political awareness

Additional Criteria


  • *Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • *Approachable and friendly
  • *Good command of spoken and written English
  • *Confident in working across professional and organisational boundaries with a range of health care professionals.
  • *Ability to work the hours required flexibly.
  • *Willingness to work across all trust sites.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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