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Healthcare Science Manager in Routine and Specialist Coagulation

Job Reference: 304-A-18-49669

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£40,428 - £48,514

QEHB provides direct clinical services to nearly 900,000 patients every year, serving a regional, national and international population. We are a regional centre for cancer, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics and have the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe. The Trust has the largest kidney programme in the UK and is a major specialist centre for burns and plastic surgery.

We provide a series of highly specialist cardiac, liver, oncology and neurosurgery services to patients from across the UK.

We are world-renowned for our trauma care and have developed pioneering surgical techniques in the management of ballistic and blast injuries, including bespoke surgical solutions for previously unseen injuries. As a result of its clinical expertise in treating trauma patients and military casualties, QEHB has been designated both a Level 1 Trauma Centre and host of the UK’s only £20m National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC).

We have just over 9000 members of staff and we are committed to investing in their development and their health and wellbeing.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Switchboard: 0121 627 2000 and for Non-Medical (inc. Nursing) Ext. 16800, Doctors & Dentists Ext. 18384 or 18395, Bank posts 0121 371 8280.

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

Haematology and Blood Bank is a diagnostic laboratory, The laboratory is fully UKAS, MHRA and HCPC/IBMS accredited. The Trust is a major Trauma Centre and has the largest Critical Care unit in Europe. It also undertakes the largest number of solid organ transplants in Europe and undertakes cutting edge surgeries placing a demand on the Blood Bank section especially. The department receives approximately 700,000 requests a year in Haematology and Coagulation. The department provides a twenty-for hour diagnostic and monitoring service for routine and urgent automated blood counting, morphological profiling, coagulation screening, transfusion, specialist haemostasis and haemoglobinopathy investigations. The department's equipment includes Beckman DxH and SSM analysers, IL TOPS tracked coagulation analysers, Cepheid Gene Expert, Beckman Alifax ESR analysers and IBG NEO blood transfusion analysers.

Currently the laboratory operates an 8am to 8pm working day (Mon - Fri) with rostered Saturday mornings (time-off-in-lieu). A single discipline out-of-hours service (i.e. overnight, weekends and Bank Holidays) is in operation and is worked as part of the 37.5hrs. All shifts are compliant with Agenda for Change. The successful applicant will be expected to appropriately contribute in all rotas once trained

The laboratory is located on Level minus 1 of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and provides a comprehensive pathology service to many Service Users including UHB Trust, Private Hospitals, General Practitioners and General Dental Practitioners. A specialist / expert referral service is also provided both to other hospitals around the West Midlands region and nationally

We are looking to fill the post in Coagulation with an individual who is experienced, self-motivated and an excellent communicator. You must be HCPC registered, possess a Degree or MSc in Biomedical Science or equivalent, FIBMS or Higher specialist Diploma, holding a Post Graduate management qualification.

Applicants for the post will need to have an extensive knowledge of Coagulation and Specialist Coagulation testing, laboratory and information systems, plus a developed understanding of the requirements for UKAS and Quality Management Systems; they will need to be enthusiastic, maintain and develop high standards of quality and enjoy working as part of a team.

Taking responsibility for departmental development, duties include supporting the team, providing operational management and professional leadership for staff in the department, training, ensuring that the department meets its quality, activity and financial targets and in so doing contributes to the Group, Divisional and Trust objectives and targets.

A visit to the laboratory is encouraged for more information please contact

Helen Peat

Blood Sciences Laboratory Manager

Tel No 0121 371 5963

All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. However, having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences. Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to 'Two Ticks', will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc will be given.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

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