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Biomedical Scientist / Trainee

Job Reference: 918-HX4888

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
RCI Reference - Bristol
£24,214 to £30,112 pa

Post Title: Biomedical Scientist / Trainee

Band / Salary: 5 / £24,214 to £30,112 per annum

Location: NHSBT Bristol Blood Centre. BS34 7QH

Hours / Contract: 37.5 per week / Permanent

Vacancy Ref: 918-HX4888

The National Blood Service is an integral part of the NHS, collecting and processing 2 million blood donations a year. Our Healthcare Scientists provide crucial support to NHS Hospitals, processing, testing and issuing blood and its components and delivering diagnostic and therapeutic services relating to the transfusion of blood and stem cells, transplantation and tissue banking

Our Red Cell Immunohaematology department 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 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 should be an HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist, looking to develop your expertise in Transfusion / Transplantation Science.

Although preference will be given to a HCPC registered BMS, we would consider appointing a Trainee Biomedical Scientist. As a trainee, you will work as a trainee carrying out clinical technical duties under the supervision of a Health Professions Council (HCPC) registered Biomedical Scientist. The post holder will gain the education, training and experience necessary for HCPC Registration by undertaking duties commensurate with their current level of training requirements and receiving regular professional competence appraisals by NHSBT Trainers and Managers.

Once relevant training has been completed you will then be expected to participate in the 24.7 on-call rota.

For a Trainee BMS’s salary please see the attached additional information document (Benefits document).

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.

For further information regarding this vacancy please contact Wendy Etheridge via email at or telephone 0117 921 7511

This vacancy will close at 23:59 pm on Wednesday 13th November 2019, with interviews taking place on Friday 29th November 2019, subject to confirmation.

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.

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