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Specialist Biomedical Scientist in Haematology & Blood Transfusion

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton in Ashfield
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced Biomedical Scientist to work as part of the friendly and welcoming team in the Haematology and Blood Transfusion laboratory at this busy hospital.

The IBMS Certificate of Competence is a requirement of this post.

We have XN9000's and Werfen ACLTOP analysers in Haematology and Biorad IH1000's in Blood transfusion.

As a Biomedical Scientist to undertake to a high standard specialist analyses and to undertake the routine work of the Blood Sciences department in both Haematology and BT.

Once fully trained you will work on the shift system working across the two disciplines. Working in line with UKAS standards and within the BSQR using our SOP's. Training and support will be given to the successful candidate.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a diagnostic, consultative and interpretative Haematology service across all sites, clinics and primary care. The speciality of Haematology includes Haematology, Coagulation and Blood Transfusion sections.
  • To advise on, and maintain near patient testing facilities.
  • Provides a Pathology Reception service for the receipt and handling of samples, including samples referred to other laboratories.
  • The department performs analytical investigations on a range of patients' body fluids and samples, including blood, urine and cerebral-spinal fluid. The department currently analyses approximately 3000 samples per day.
  • The department provides safe and compatible blood products for transfusion to patients and advises about their optimum usage.
  • The department provides an anticoagulant dosing service to patients referred by requesting clinicians.

About us

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here and we are the Health Service Journal's Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated King's Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients, we also care for you.

We would love you to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the job description for a more details description of job description and main responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Relevant theoretical / practical / scientific knowledge to underpin the technical aspect of a laboratory service



  • Heath Professions Council (HPC) registered as a Biomedical Scientist
  • Biomedical Science Degree (BSc) or equivalent acceptable by Health Professions Council
  • Good I.T. skills.
  • IBMS Certificate of Competence


  • European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)

Further Training


  • Participates in Continued
  • Professional Development (CPD)



  • Significant period of specialist training in a clinical laboratory during which time sufficient knowledge has been acquired to demonstrate competence in the portfolio of specialist training

Contractual Requirements


  • 37.5 hrs per week, working on any shift within the full shift system as rostered
  • Annual attendance at Trust mandatory training

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


King's Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road

Sutton in Ashfield

NG17 4JL

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