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Blood Sciences Specimen Reception Manager

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Healthcare scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder, working closely with Senior BMS in Specimen Reception, Lead BMS and Head BMS will be responsible for ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of patient care within the blood sciences Department. The post-holder will be expected to identify and implement initiatives to improve services, with delegated responsibility from the Lead and Head BMS. Post holder will be expected to lead designated projects to ensure key performance targets (financial, operational and clinical) are met.

The post holder will manage the Medical Laboratory assistant and Pathology Reception staff enabling patients to receive treatment in accordance with the NHS Constitution and the Health and Social Care Bill 2011.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the effective running of Pathology Reception in liaison with the Lead BMS and Senior BMS in Specimen Reception .

Supervise and direct the work of Specimen Reception Medical Laboratory assistants. Receive specimens, enter patient and test details in to the Pathology computer system, prepare specimens for Blood Sciences and for sending to other laboratories both internally within the department and externally.

Lead, manage and motivate MLA staff within the blood sciences reception, ensuring that appropriate management structures, policies and practices are in place to achieve high levels of performance.

Monitoring, reporting and management of sickness absence

Co-ordinate annual leave and work rotas according to protocols across directorates.

About us

Why colleagues think we are a great place to work!

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.

Alongside NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme, you'll have access to NHS discount schemes.

We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

What do we stand for?

Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.

Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.

We are working hard to increase diversity at all levels within the trust. We believe a diverse workforce can have a positive effect on both staff wellbeing and patient outcomes.

We welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, candidates with disabilities and care-experienced candidates.

We are proud to achieve the Gold award for the Armed Forces Covenant and support applications from the Armed Forces Community. Please contact (our Armed Forces Covenant Lead) if you would like guidance or assistance with your application.

We make employment decisions by matching our service needs with the skills and experience of candidates, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

Person Specification



  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent qualification
  • Proven Leadership experience for over 1 year.
  • Quality systems and procedures


  • A management Qualification



  • Experience of supervising staff including the use of HR policies and procedures.
  • Working as a member of a team


  • Quality Systems and Procedure

Skills and Abiliites


  • Excellent interpersonal and customer care skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritise workload.


  • Knowledge of databases, spreadsheets e.g. PAS, Excel or similar applications

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville

Mandeville Rd


HP21 8AL

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