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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/09/2019.

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Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 358-1934455-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Blood Transfusion
UHL, Leicester
£24,214 to £30,112 per an

We have an exciting opportunity for a qualified HCPC registered Band 5 Biomedical Scientist (BMS) to work as part of our team in the Blood Transfusion Department at University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL).

The ideal candidate will be HCPC registered, possess a degree or equivalent qualification approved by the IBMS/ HPC, with sufficient post registration experience to practice at Band 5 level. Applications for Trainee Band 5 positions may be considered.

The successful candidate will be will be working within UHL. Although there will be a requirement to work at any of the 3 UHL sites as appropriate for the delivery of the service, any time over a 24/7 period, the primary site will be Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI) in the first instance. UHL BT uses WinPath v7.21, BloodTrack and BioRad Gelstations.

The post holder will be expected to assist the section manager in the daily operations and service provision of the department.

We are looking for good team players who can effectively contribute to the on-going development of the Blood Transfusion services within the Trust. Candidates should also show an ongoing commitment to continued professional development and training / education.

You will be a well-motivated, responsible team member who is able to manage high workloads, perform to a high quality standard and work as part of a team or on your own initiative with minimal supervision. You must be able to demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills, a flexible approach in line with the Trust agenda of service reconfiguration and be capable of working accurately and efficiently under pressure.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Amardeep Ghattaoraya (Deputy Service Manager), on telephone (0116) 258 6604 or email:

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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