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

Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 358-2302088-CSI

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

We have an exciting opportunity for a qualified HCPC registered Band 5 Biomedical Scientist (BMS) with technical skills to join the BloodTrack team within the Blood Transfusion Department at University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL).

The ideal candidate will be HCPC registered or have completed their registration portfolio, and possess a degree or equivalent qualification approved by the IBMS/ HCPC. Applications for Trainee Band 5 positions will not be considered.

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.

The role will require you to liaise with external companies and take a lead role in validation and verification. You will also be involved in developing the BloodTrack setup throughout the University Hospitals of Leicester as guided by the BloodTrack lead. You will have excellent communication skills and will be able to liaise effectively with ward staff and external organisations. Previous experience of training and working in a technical or processing environment as well as having a keen interest in electronic blood tracking would be preferred.

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.

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.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Satwindar Singh Bajwa on 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.

UK Registration

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

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