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Advanced Biomedical Scientist (BMS) Specialist

Job Reference: 918-HX3713

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
RCI Reference Colindale
£33,222 to £43,041 pa

The National Blood Service collects and processes 2 million blood donations a year. Our Healthcare Scientists support this service by processing, testing and issuing blood and its components and by delivering diagnostic and therapeutic services relating to the transfusion of blood and stem cells, transplantation and tissue banking


NHSBT’s Red Cell immunohaematology (RCI) service provides complex diagnostic and blood donation selection activities to hospital transfusion laboratories across the NHS.


We are looking for an Advanced BMS Specialist that will need specialised transfusion knowledge to perform, analyse, interpret, document and report specialist/complex investigations in the RCI laboratory. The post holder will supervise staff in the department and take a leading role in the development and maintenance of scientific and technical expertise in the laboratory.


MSc or equivalent in transfusion / transplantation or relevant science or Equivalent specialist knowledge gained by examination of a professional body e.g. FIBMS or Diploma from BBTS or BSHI. You must have HCPC registration at the time of applying for the post.


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.


Please note, the Laboratory will be open between the hours of 07:00 to 21:00, Monday – Friday and 09:00 to 17:00 on Saturdays. You will take part in a shift rota to work during these hours, and will also participate in an on call rota.


For an informal discussion in relation to this post, please contact Tracey Tomlinson at


This vacancy will close at midnight on 02 January 2019

Interviews will take place during w/c 14 January 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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