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Biomedical Scientist (BMS) Practitioner

Job Reference: 918-HX4738

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
RCI Reference Sheffield
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

At NHSBT we stand for hope. We stand for life. We stand for helping people do something extraordinary, saving and improving the lives of others. Are you ready to play your part?


We have an exciting opportunity for a HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist with post graduate training to join our Red Cell Immunohaematology (RCI) Laboratory. Our laboratory currently in Sheffield provides reference and blood provision services to regional hospitals using advanced red cell serology. Our work includes the investigation of immune haemolytic disorders, the resolution of blood group anomalies, complex red cell antibody problems, feto-maternal haemorrhage estimations by flow cytometry and the provision of blood for specific patients. We also provide routine testing and assessment of antibody levels in antenatal samples and undertake routine antenatal screening.


You’ll join our friendly team and play an important role performing, analysing and interpreting a wide range of specialist scientific and technical procedures and investigations relating to the issue of results for transplant patients and donors impacting directly on patient care. We will provide you with extensive induction and training and ongoing development to support you in this role and achieve your career ambitions.


Working within a laboratory that promotes the highest standards, you will be expected to participate in the out of hours on-call rota after suitable training.


You will be an HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist with significant post registration experience, you’ll have a specialist qualification in Transfusion Science/Haematology. In return you’ll benefit from an excellent pension, and the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment, using modern equipment and practices, where you can develop your specialist skills and scientific education.


This post will initially be based at Longley Lane (near the Northern General Hospital), however in Summer 2020, we will be relocating to a purpose built, state of the art premises, which is situated just off Junction 37 of the M1 at Barnsley.


Current hours covered by the laboratory are Monday to Friday between 8am & 9pm, you will be expected to participate in the shift rota.


For informal enquires / to arrange a visit to the laboratory please contact Dave Ward, Head of RCI - Sheffield at


Closing date for applications is 23:59 hrs on Sunday 29 September 2019

Interviews will be held during w/c 21 October 2019


NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.

We’re an inclusive organisation that reflects the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Three small words, one big difference - Caring, Expert and Quality.

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

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