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Red Cell Senior Biomedical Scientist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Red Cell / Haematology

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the NHS East and South East London Pathology Partnership's (ESEL) Haematology Department.

We are looking to appoint an experienced Biomedical Scientist with a positive attitude, strong leadership skills and committed to meeting the needs of our patients by participating in a 24-hour Agenda for Change shift system.

The successful candidate will be primarily based at The Royal London Hospital site (RLH) but may be expected to cover and support other ESEL sites depending on service demand.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Haematology Laboratory, predominantly leading the Red Cell section, and will take direction from supporting Operational Leads in transforming the delivery of services

Main duties of the job

The department supports a diverse patient population and participates in the NHS antenatal sickle cell and thalassaemia programme using Bio-Rad Variant II analysers. The department utilises Winpath LIMS and usesSysmex equipment in Haematology and Coagulation across all sites.

We invite applications from enthusiastic candidates who have completed a relevant MSc or IBMS Special Examination (Fellowship) and who are interested in opportunities for progression and development within our organisation.


About us

The NHS East and South East London Pathology Partnership is an arms-length organisation providing pathology services to Barts Health NHS Trust, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. The Pathology Partnership is hosted by Barts Health.

The Pathology Partnership is based on well-established models for pathology networks, with the Royal London Hospital becoming the main hub laboratory for the network and Essential Service Laboratories (ESL) as a minimum at all other Hospital sites. Pathology is made up of the following services - Blood Sciences including Haematology, Blood Transfusion and Biochemistry Infectious Diseases including Microbiology and Virology Cellular Pathology including Histopathology, non-gynae Cytology and mortuary services Immunology Cytogenetics and Molecular Haematology Immunophenotyping Clinical Transplantation and Retinoblastoma.

The 2020/21 total operating costs across the Partnership were c. �126m per annum with a workforce establishment of circa. 822 WTE. We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

If you require further information please contact:

Jaz Dadhra, Haematology & Red Cell Operational Lead via Telephone on 020 324 60409 or email

Person Specification



  • MSc. Biomedical Sciences/ relevant discipline or IBMS Special Examination (Fellowship)
  • Holder of the IBMS Specialist Diploma or CPSM log book
  • Registration with the Health Care Professions Council
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • Other Management or Quality training
  • Other higher specialist qualification in relevant discipline



  • At least 5 years post HCPC registration in diagnostic Haematology & Blood Transfusion


  • Experience of effectively managing staff
  • Experience of teaching staff



  • Advanced scientific knowledge for relevant discipline
  • Detailed understanding of UKAS, Quality Management Systems
  • Good understanding of Health & Safety Legislation
  • Good understanding of Governance Requirements.
  • Detailed knowledge of MHRA legislation


  • Advanced QPulse user
  • BBTS Specialist Certificate in Transfusion science practice



  • Competent in quality management techniques
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, and able to communicate effectively with staff
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and present data/results/concepts


  • Basic computer literacy and good keyboard skills
  • Polite, helpful and confident manner



  • Reliable, responsible person
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to perform required duties with any appropriate aids or adaptations
  • Respects confidentiality.
  • Hold no reservations in handling human body fluids, tissue, organs, or infected material in accordance with Health & Safety policies
  • The post holder must be willing to have appropriate vaccinations


  • Previous NHS experience.
  • Good interpersonal skills. Adaptable and flexible

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1BB

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