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Advanced Biomedical Scientist - Blood Transfusion

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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We are looking for an experienced Biomedical Scientist to manage and work in the Blood Transfusion section of Blood Sciences at Ipswich Hospital. The lab is UKAS accredited to ISO:15189 and is MHRA compliant. This post is fixed termuntil February 2025.

You will have either a specialist portfolio in Haematology with Blood Transfusion or a Masters in Haematology with Blood Transfusion to be considered for the post. You must be HCPC registered as a Biomedical Scientist. Further specialist qualifications within Blood Transfusion would be an advantage.

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. You will play an integral part in the development of the team and their careers.

Internal applicants currently employed by ESNEFT will be offered on a secondment basis only.

Main duties of the job

To assist in the supervision and development of all areas of the Blood Transfusion service including:
  • Deputise for the Transfusion Laboratory Manager as required
  • Maintain relationships with the NHS Blood and Transport and users of the service
  • Liaise with the Transfusion Nurse Specialists for continuing improvement in the provision of the service to the Trust and other agencies
  • Participate in Hospital Transfusion Committee meetings
  • Assist in the review and implementation of national transfusion guidelines
  • To help ensure the laboratory computer system is sensitive to Blood Transfusion requirements and appropriate business continuity plans exist in the event of a failure

To assist with quality issues within the Blood Transfusion Laboratory to ensure compliance with the Blood Safety and Quality Regulations 2005 (and amendments) including:
  • Maintenance of the cold chain and temperature controlled facilities
  • Maintenance of the Quality Management System
  • Document review and control
  • Validation of equipment and processes
  • Management of change control
  • Ensuring completion of own transfusion training and competency and relevant training and competency for all staff
  • Ensuring completion of own update in good manufacturing practice
  • Participation in local Trust and national audits

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.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification



  • HCPC Registration as a Biomedical Scientist
  • Biomedical Science Degree or equivalent
  • Appropriate Post Graduate qualifications e.g. IBMS Higher Specialist diploma or IBMS Diploma in Biomedical Science, Masters or equivalent or working towards
  • Additional appropriate specialist qualification if required.
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Fellowship of the Institute of Biomedical Science (FIBMS) by examination (Special examination, two-part Fellowship or Higher Specialist Diploma) in blood transfusion or transfusion science.
  • MSc or FIBMS in another discipline in conjunction with an IBMS Higher Specialist Diploma in Transfusion Science MSc in Transfusion and Transplantation accredited by the IBMS.
  • Demonstrate equivalence to the learning outcomes of an IBMS Higher Specialist Diploma in Transfusion Science or an MSc in Transfusion and Transplantation accredited by the IBMS or equivalent experiential learning in the field of Blood Transfusion Science.


  • Holding or working towards a qualification that supports management responsibilities such as health and safety, training officer, or quality management associated with post

Knowledge & Experience


  • Highly specialist knowledge and experience across a range of work procedures and practices underpinned by theory and practice relevant to post
  • Extensive practical experience of working in a Biomedical Science laboratory
  • Experience of managing people
  • Experience of Pathology IT systems
  • Practical experience of Quality Management and Quality Management Systems
  • Experience of performing and evaluating Risk Assessments


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

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich Hospital

Heath Road



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