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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/09/2020.

Network Blood Transfusion Biomedical Scientist Section Manager

Job Reference: 218-LH-HCS-B7-2619062

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Biomedical Science
UHCW, Coventry
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK with sites in both Coventry and Rugby and rated as GOOD by the Care Quality Commission (CGC).

We are committed to delivering world class service and have established and embedded the UHCW Improvement (UHCWi) System in partnership with the Virginia Mason Institute in Seattle focusing on putting the patient first through the use of lean management systems and methodologies. We are linked to the top class universities of both Warwick and Coventry.

University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

Department of Blood Transfusion

Job Title: Network Blood Transfusion Biomedical Scientist Section Manager with responsibility for IT and Development – Band 7

37.5 hours per week.

Coventry and Warwickshire Pathology Service (CWPS) is one of the largest NHS pathology providers in the Midlands, and is a clinically led Network providing services within Coventry, Warwickshire and the surrounding counties. Diagnostic services are provided over a number of network sites supporting 4 acute hospitals; University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust in Coventry, George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton, South Warwick Foundation Trust in Warwick and Burton Queens Hospital, 9 Clinical Commissioning Groups, and over 250 GP practices, covering a population of 1.6 million. The network offers an excellent opportunity to those seeking employment in a modern, forward thinking, innovative, high quality and high profile organisation. Haematology and Blood Transfusion are ISO 15189:2012 accredited laboratories.

As an expanding organisation, we have an exciting opportunity for a Band 7 Biomedical Scientist Section Manager in Blood Transfusion with responsibility for IT and Development. We are looking for an enthusiast, highly motivated, flexible, forward thinking, driven individual who can lead a team within our Network to deliver a high quality, first class Blood Transfusion service to our users. The successful candidate will be an integral part of a strong supportive management team for Haematology and Blood Transfusion across the Network. We have recently implemented new blood transfusion analysers across the Network and Haematology/Blood Sciences is at the implementation stage of an extensive procurement project which will see the development of a major Hub laboratory within our network supported by a specialist laboratory and two essential service laboratories. It offers the prospect for great career development and future opportunities.

The ideal candidate must be a HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist with a relevant Biomedical Science MSc or equivalent. You must have UK experience as a Specialist Biomedical Scientist, at band 6 level or above, with a specialist interest in Blood Transfusion and IT, having good theoretical and practical knowledge. You will take a lead role for the discipline in the maintenance and development of the LIMS (Ultra and Meditech) and in other aspects of IT infrastructure such as BloodTrack and analyser middleware. This will include the validation of new IT installations and system upgrades. The IT and Development Manager’s role will be to develop and bring innovation to the blood transfusion services of the Network.

You will be expected to perform staff appraisals and other HR duties and you should therefore have good communication and interpersonal skills. You will be expected to support the Site Section Managers when required and on occasion deputise for the Network Blood Transfusion Manager. You will be expected to cover shifts when there is a service need. You will be committed to providing a high quality service to our patients and have a commitment to training and Quality. You should have an understanding of Transfusion legislation and the maintenance of compliance with BSQR (2005) and ISO 15189:2012.

For more information and to arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Tina Taylor – CWPS Network Blood Transfusion Manager at or on 02476 964972

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameTina TaylorJob titleCWPS Network Blood Transfusion ManagerEmail addresstina.taylor@uhcw.nhs.ukTelephone number02476 964972

Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

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The Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities within the workplace; all applicants who have a disability and who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be interviewed. Where a post has an overwhelming response, this Trust may use random selection in order to reduce numbers to interview, any disabled applicants will automatically be guaranteed an interview and will be exempt from this process.

If you are short-listed for this post you will be contacted by the Resourcing Department via email. Due to the high volume of applications for some posts, we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful, if you do not hear from us within four weeks of the stated closing date for the post, please assume that you have not been successful with that specific application.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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