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Higher Healthcare Technical Officer (HHTO) - Testing

Job Reference: 918-HX4492

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
IBGRL - Molecular Diagnostics - Filton
£18,813 to £20,795 pa

Post Title: Higher Healthcare Technical Officer IBGRL

Band: 3

Salary: £18,813 to £20,795

Location: NHSBT Bristol Blood Centre, Filton. BS34 7QH

Hours/Contract: 37.5 hours per week / Permanent

Vacancy Ref: 918-HX4492

NHS Blood and Transplant is an integral part of the NHS. Operating a network of centres across England and North Wales, we collect around 2 million units of blood and tissues a year, converting them into safe and effective blood components, blood and tissue products for use in the treatments of patients.

The Molecular Diagnostics department of the International Blood Group Reference Laboratory is looking to recruit a scientist to join a team providing blood group genotyping tests for pregnant women and multi-transfused patients. In this role you’ll undertake detailed laboratory work and provide vital support to qualified scientific staff. Specifically, that means preparing samples for testing or storage, performing analytical tests, operating analysers and carrying out basic maintenance on equipment. Some laboratory clerical work and consumable ordering will also be required. You’ll also be on hand to deal with queries from hospitals, other departments, medical staff or visitors and to assist in the training and development of other support staff.

We’re looking for a BTEC/HNC in a Science or other relevant subject, or the NHSBT foundation degree or equivalent. You’ll also, ideally, have a working knowledge of basic IT packages and some experience of working unsupervised in a laboratory environment. A good team player, you’ll be capable of motivating both yourself and others as you tackle a wide variety of tasks.

For further information regarding this vacancy please contact Tina Powell via email at

This vacancy will close at 23:59 pm on Sunday 21st July 2019, with interviews anticipated to take place on Thursday 8th August 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.

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