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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/09/2020.

Biomedical Scientist - Haematology/Blood Transfusion (Band 5)

Job Reference: 423-2529661-A

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
Haematology/ Transfusion
Airedale General Hospital, Steeton, Keighley
£24,907 to £30,615 per annum

We are always looking for enterprising and innovative approaches to the way we provide our services. We are a national centre for telemedicine and introduced telehealth to the UK offender healthcare sector and also provide the service to patients in their care homes. Community matters to us and we are supported by 400 dedicated volunteers and have strong links with Bradford University, Craven College and Leeds City College to ensure we inspire the workforce of the future.

We want to attract staff who embrace our ‘Right Care’ behaviours of compassion, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients – we want to make these part of our DNA.




SALARY:      £24,907 TO £30,615  PER ANNUM (Band 5 + CPP shift allowance of approx. £8,500 per annum depending on commitment)

HOURS:     37.5 PER WEEK

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust (ANHSFT) and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTHFT) are both high-performing Trusts providing acute and specialist outreach services for local people.

ANHSFT and BTHFT have formed a joint venture, Integrated Pathology Solutions LLP (IPS) to provide pathology services to both organisations and other local healthcare providers. 

Applications are invited for a full time HCPC-registered Biomedical Scientist with experience in both Haematology and Blood transfusion. Candidates need to possess an IBMS approved Biomedical Science degree.

Candidates will need to be enthusiastic, well-motivated and innovative, with good organisational and practical abilities supported by scientific knowledge. Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to support individual and team working is essential. All of these skills and attributes are in line with the Trust’s Right Care Behaviours.

The post is based at Airedale General Hospital but requirement to work on the Bradford Hospital site may be necessary on certain occasions.  

The department is well equipped, including Sysmex XN 9000 tracked system, ACL TOP 550’s, Genexpert DX system, Alifax Test1 analysers.  The Transfusion department is fully automated with 2 OrthoVisions and electronic issue of blood products. 

The department operates a 24/7 service utilising a 37.5 hour shift system in which you will be required to fully participate.

Opportunities for further study and CPD are strongly supported and is approved for training by the IBMS.

The successful candidate will be employed directly by Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.

Our staff surveys tell us that we are one of the best trusts to work for in the country. Staff benefits include a children's day nursery and subsidised restaurant facilities.


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameAldyth StoreyJob titleHaematology Section ManagerEmail addressaldyth.storey@anhst.nhs.ukTelephone number01535 293445Additional contact information

Kevan Leighton, Blood Bank Manager, 01535 293444, email

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We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

NOTE: This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

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