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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/10/2020.

Medical Director Transfusion

Job Reference: 918-RX5910

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
£79,860 - £107,668 pa

Medical Director, Transfusion - Advert


An outstanding opportunity has arisen following the creation of a new organisational structure for a talented and inclusive medical leader to join NHS Blood and Transplant as our new Medical Director, Transfusion, reporting into the Chief Medical Officer and Director of Clinical Service. We are searching for a renowned expert who shares our passion, drive and commitment to changing lives.


Here at NHSBT we are dedicated to saving and improving lives and our 5,400 staff positively impact people across the country every day. We are an essential part of the NHS providing a wide range of services making the most of absolutely every donation – from blood and organs to tissues and stem cells. We stand for helping ordinary people do something extraordinary, saving and improving the lives of others with their valuable donations. Our teams deliver blood, and blood based therapies across England, organ donation and supply services for the whole of the UK and diagnostic and therapeutic services globally.


The post of Medical Director, Transfusion will be critical to achieving our future aims. The role will have responsibility for providing medical leadership across blood transfusion liaising with the wider transfusion community. A large part of this role will be defining the optimal interface with hospitals. Candidates should be aware of the National Blood Transfusion Committee and NHSBT document Transfusion 2024; this role will be responsible for leading a change programme to deliver the NHSBT aspects of this programme. The post holder will be responsible for the medical workforce for this area of the business. A key element of this role will be to make R&D an integral part of the directorate and the post holder will be responsible for delivering a world class R&D programme through having a number of senior academics (Principal Investigators) as part of their team. As well as sitting on the Clinical Services Senior Management Team (SMT), they will also be a member of the Blood Supply SMT having a dotted line into the Director of Blood Supply. As this is a new role they will need to ensure that their team is structured appropriately to deliver on this demanding agenda.


To succeed in this post you will have a genuine partnership focused approach, enabling you to work effectively with clinicians and managers while developing strong relationships across the whole of NHSBT and the wider NHS. As a member of the Clinical Services SMT, you will also demonstrate the ability to work corporately, and using your wider strategic acumen to enable NHSBT to focus on key objectives. Your professional background will be as a consultant with some experience of transfusion and you will need substantial clinical and management experience. With a demonstrable commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, you will also have outstanding communication skills and an ability to build highly performing and functioning teams.


In assuming this role, you will be given a tremendous opportunity to influence at the highest levels across the NHS and to make a real difference to patients receiving blood and other components as part of their treatment, while also improving the system of delivery. NHSBT is an exciting and welcoming environment to work in, and we consider this a rare opportunity to apply your skill set to the national stage.

All applications should be submitted through Harvey Nash.

For more information on the role and how to apply please see the attached document in the Additional information link.

For a confidential discussion on the Medical Director, Transfusion role please contact:

Thomas Patterson, Director or James Whitehead, Principal Researcher on +44(0)2073331805 or +44(0)7545741153.

Closing date: 30/10/2020

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.

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