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Senior Biomedical Scientist - Blood Transfusion

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
30 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Previous Applicants need not apply.

Principal responsibilities include the unsupervised analysis of patient's blood group and antibody status using complex automated analysers and a variety of manual techniques requiring prolonged periods of concentration and manual dexterity. This preliminary work is necessary for the subsequent selection, compatibility testing and issue of blood and blood products directly to patients. Manual cross matching of blood in often highly acute clinical situations can result in a stressful physical environment. Be professionally accountable for the interpretation of patients' results to enable diagnostic and treatment regimens for clinical colleagues.

Assessment of maternal-foetal bleeding involves manual staining techniques and the use of a microscope on a daily basis.

Responsible for maintaining adequate blood stock levels by highlighting any variances, ensuring effective and efficient use of blood and blood products at all times.

Responsible for ensuring participation in EQAS schemes and timely submission of results.

Incident investigation and reporting

Maintain mandatory safe transfusion practice in accordance with the UK Blood Safety and Quality Regulations, MHRA requirements and national guidelines e.g. BCSH

Main duties of the job

Organise the work and training of BMS and HCSSW staff working within the department ensuring all professional and Trust protocols are followed. Supervise the day to day running of the department to support effective and efficient service provision. Assist in the development of new and existing service provision of the department.

Work within the Health Professions Council (HPC) Standards of Proficiency for Biomedical Scientists.

Provide attention to detail and accuracy in a busy environment where there is very little time allocated to each sample in order to maintain turnaround times both for samples from the PCT's and hospital patients

Please note this post may close at sufficient applicants.

About us

Leadership and Improvement Training

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to:

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities,

Job description

Job responsibilities

Details of the full job description and person specification are available to view when you click to apply for the vacancy and click on the about this job link and the documents will be attached at the bottom of the screen.

Person Specification



  • Advanced knowledge of laboratory techniques, Blood Transfusion and Biomedical science.
  • Working knowledge of Pathology IT systems.



  • IBMS accredited degree
  • HCPC state registration
  • Evidence of continuous professional development (CPD)
  • FIBMS, MSc or equivalent in Blood Transfusion or within three month of completing

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The James Cook University Hospital

Marton Road



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