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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/06/2020.

Tissue Bank Practitioner

Job Reference: 918-HX5505

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Tissue Bank Services
£24,907 to £30,615 pa

NHS Blood and Transplant is an integral part of the NHS. It saves thousands of lives by collecting over 2.5 million donations of blood and blood products every year. It also delivers a range of Tissue Grafts required to save and improve patients lives.

As Tissue Bank Practitioner you will have key responsibility in independently ensuring the efficient functioning of all aspects of tissue receipt, processing and dispatch. As you support the work of the Tissue Bank, you’ll be tasked with receiving and appropriately storing a range of tissue products, including bone, cartilage, tendons, heart tissue and corneas, guaranteeing that all Health and Safety Policies and National Guidelines are adhered to at all times.

You’ll join us with extensive experience in laboratories, allowing you to efficiently and accurately keep records and plan the day-to-day activities and workload of supporting staff. Your excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, will be crucial as you provide specialised training for Tissue Bank Assistant staff and supervise the work of a small team.

The normal working hours for this role are 37.5 hours per week. You will be required to participate in routine Saturday/Sunday working and an on-call rota for evenings for which you will receive additional payments.

Our dedicated team supplies tissue grafts to hospitals nationally for use in the treatment of serious burns, replacement of damaged heart valves and the repair of damaged bones and ligaments. As an essential service, we’re committed to positive transformation and are currently embarking on an ambitious programme of change.

This is an excellent opportunity to take your skills to the next level, and in doing so, enabling people in need to benefit from life-saving operations and treatments. Put simply, a chance to improve patients’ lives – and yours.

This vacancy will close at 23.59 on Wednesday 10th June 2020.

Interview dates to be confirmed.

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.

We’re an inclusive organisation that reflects the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Three small words, one big difference - Caring, Expert and Quality.

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever

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