Biomedical Assistant - Band 3

Main area
Blood Sciences
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£16,968 - 19,852 per annum
22/06/2018 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 

Warwick Hospital
Department of Blood Sciences
Biomedical Assistant (BMA) Higher Level Band 3
The Blood Sciences 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). It 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 to those seeking employment in a modern, innovative and high-profile organisation. The post is based at Warwick Hospital, however you may be expected to support other sites in the Network.
We are seeking an enthusiast higher level Biomedical Assistant interested in joining our excellent team in the Blood Sciences Network for Coventry and Warwickshire Pathology Services. The post is based at Warwick Hospital, however you may be expected to support other sites in the Network.
The role involves supporting the BMS staff in the laboratory. Tasks include data entry, handling and processing specimens, performing simple manuals tests, basic analyser maintenance, monitoring work flow, stock management, ensuring blood product traceability and other appropriate laboratory tasks.
The successful candidate should have good literacy, numeracy and IT skills. You should be able to cope with working to deadlines in a busy laboratory. You should be motivated and enthusiastic with experience of working in a laboratory. You should also have experience of working in a customer facing environment.
The successful candidate will rotate through all sections of Blood Sciences and will be expected to participate in the laboratory’s out of hours service.
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.
Closing Date:
This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.
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.

No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positive

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Tracey Clayton Blood Sciences Site Lead on 01926 49531 ext 4201/4215
Melanie Bahey Blood Transfusion Site Lead on 01926 495321 ext 4184/8030

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