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Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Haematology (Bournemouth)

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Biomedical scientist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has come available for an enthusiastic, motivated, Specialist Biomedical Scientist in the Haematology and Blood Transfusion sections of Blood Sciences at University Hospitals Dorset. We are looking for a Biomedical Scientist, who is professional, reliable, innovative and flexible to join our friendly and hardworking team. This department offers full training and future development opportunities for the right candidates to further develop their skills and ambition.

The Haematology & Blood Transfusion department is part of the Blood Sciences department of University Hospitals Dorset. The post is based at The Royal Bournemouth Hospital, but the successful candidate may also benefit from working at our laboratory in Poole. The modern department offers a wide range of diagnostic testing facilities for Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals as well as local GP practices. The department is fully UKAS accredited and an IBMS accredited training laboratory.

The successful candidate will regularly rotate through all sections of the Haematology & Blood Transfusion department and will be required to participate in the 24/7 shift system.

Main duties of the job

The ideal candidate will have a BSc in Biomedical Science or equivalent, be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as a BMS, have completed the IBMS Specialist Portfolio (Haematology) or have equivalent proven experience at Band 6 level in Haematology/Blood Transfusion. Evidence of Continual Professional Development (CPD) will be expected to be demonstrated at interview.Candidates completing their Specialist Portfolio may be considered however they would start on band 5 if unable to satisfy the Specialist BMS criteria and will be promoted to a Specialist BMS upon completion of the Specialist portfolio.

About our team?

The Haematology department is well equipped, including 3 Beckman Coulter DxH 900s, a Starrsed RS ESR analyser, and 2 Sta R Max coagulation analysers. The clinical Haematology department is internationally renowned as a centre of excellence for chronic blood disorders including chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and myelodysplastic syndromes. The Coagulation department supports a comprehensive haemophilia service and provides a full range of coagulation tests

The Transfusion department is keen and progressive contributing to several NHSBT pilots and steering groups, the latest being one of four full sites for the Integrated Stock Management Scheme.

About us

Transfusion also offers opportunity to contribute to the clinical trials we are participating in, and we have a very keen interest in patient blood management. We are fully automated with 2 new Bio-Rad IH500 analysers, electronic issue, Electronic Dispatch Note, Automatic Stock Replenishment and full Haemonetics blood tracking from vein to vein

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

In some cases this means that a services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

We can also offer relocation support (as determined by the Trust policy), to support you in your move to #TeamUHD

This role requires HCPC Registration.

Base Location: Royal Bournemouth Hospital - may require some cross site working at Poole Hospital

Please note: Previous unsuccessful applicants need not apply.

Interview Date: TBC

Person Specification



  • Registration with HCPC.
  • IBMS specialist portfolio or equivalent post graduate knowledge e.g. competency based evidence of specialist techniques


  • MSc



  • Demonstrable experience of working in Haematology, Coagulation and Transfusion
  • Experience of working 24/7
  • Experience of working in a UKAS and MHRA approved laboratory



  • Good interpretive skills at bench level
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy
  • Knowledge of common IT software
  • Handling biological specimens


  • Familiarity with database and spreadsheet software.
  • Familiarity with Quality Management Software
  • Familiarity with Winpath software



  • A good understanding of Haematology/ Coagulation and Transfusion Science
  • Willing and able to learn new skills.
  • Currently participating in CPD.


  • Ability to train more junior staff to work in accordance to SOP's

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to work quickly and accurately to provide an urgent patient centred service
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Bournemouth Hospital



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