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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/04/2020.

Associate Practitioner

Job Reference: 358-2301803-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Blood Transfusion
UHL, Leicester
£21,089 to £23,761 per annum

We are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for a Band 4 Associate Practitioner to join the BloodTrack team within the Blood Transfusion department at University hospitals of Leicester.

The successful candidate will play a vital role in supporting the BloodTrack team delivering a high quality service to the clinical areas. Providing day to day technical support to the clinical areas as well as BloodTrack team, you will be responsible for troubleshooting and configuring BloodTrack hand held devices as well as other equipment. You will support the Traceability Team, IT Team and ward staff from all CMGs. The role will also involve managing and maintaining BloodTrack equipment inventory (spreadsheets) as well as auditing wards. It will be essential to have knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

You will have excellent communication skills and will be able to liaise effectively with ward staff and external organisations. Previous experience of working in a technical or processing environment and having a keen interest in electronic blood tracking would be preferred; however this is not essential as full training will be provided to the successful candidates.

You will be a well motivated team member who is able to prioritise and work on your own initiative with minimal supervision. You must be able to demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills, have a flexible approach and be capable of working accurately and efficiently under pressure.

There will be a requirement to work on any of Leicester’s 3 hospital sites, any time over a 24/7 period.

CPD is actively encouraged.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Satwindar Singh Bajwa on;

Telephone: (0116) 258 6605


We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of 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 suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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