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Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Band 6

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Haematology and Blood Transfusion
37.5 hours per week
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George Eliot Hospital
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
20/11/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

George Eliot Hospital

Haematology/Blood Transfusion Laboratory

Coventry and Warwickshire Pathology Service

Specialist Biomedical Scientist Band 6

37.5 hours per week

We are seeking an enthusiast Specialist Biomedical Scientist interested in joining our excellent team in the Haematology/Blood Transfusion Network for Coventry and Warwickshire Pathology Services. The department is UKAS ISO15189:2012 accredited and has IBMS training status.

The Haematology and Blood Transfusion service is a rapidly expanding part of the Coventry and Warwickshire Pathology Network, which is based on the hospital sites at Coventry (University Hospital), Nuneaton (George Eliot Hospital), Warwick (South Warwickshire Hospital) and Burton (Queens Hospital). CWPS is one of the largest Pathology Networks within the UK that offers a comprehensive range of Pathology services to a population of approximately 1 million residents and has a close relationship with the Medical school at Warwick University.

The network offers an excellent opportunity for those seeking employment in a modern, innovative and high-profile organisation. The post is based at George Eliot Hospital, however you may be expected to support other sites in the Network.

We are currently undertaking a major procurement project which will see the development of a Blood Sciences Hub laboratory within our network supported by three essential service laboratories. This is an extremely exciting large scale project and there will be opportunities to be involved in the validation and verification processes for the new instrumentation.

As part of this project we will be implementing a network digital imaging service and will be looking at new methods and technologies. The Blood Transfusion Department is currently installing and validating new platforms across the Network. This offers great career development and future opportunities.

The successful candidate must be HCPC registered and must have completed an IBMS Specialist Portfolio. You should be able to cope with working to deadlines in a busy environment and be able to work successfully as part of a team. You should be a highly motivated, forward thinking individual helping to drive the service forward and provide a high quality clinical and technical service to meet the needs of our patients.

You will be involved in the maintenance of the quality management system and maintenance of our accreditation and MHRA compliance.

The successful candidate will rotate through all sections of Haematology and Blood Transfusion and will be expected to participate in the laboratory’s 24/7 service. You must also be committed to continued professional development.

Recruiting to Values
To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders

If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Nigel Blease - CWPS Network Haematology Manager on 02476 865611


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