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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/03/2021.

Biomedical Scientist (Haematology & Transfusion)

Job Reference: 415-L21-092

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic BMS, who is HCPC registered, to work in Haematology and Blood transfusion, in a small but busy team at North Devon District Hospital (NDDH). The role is 37.5 hours a week and is on a substantive basis.

The department of Blood Sciences is UKAS accredited to ISO 15189, holds IBMS training approval until 2023 and is committed to maintaining this as part of a wider hospital network in the South West. The department uses Q-Pulse for quality management.

We provide a comprehensive range of diagnostic services for the acute Trust and to 23 GP practices across North Devon & North Cornwall. We have an unprecedented relationship with our Primary care colleagues and the new Devon CCG. We are using Ordercomms to develop innovative means of syndrome-based requesting as well as optimising the service in other ways.

A managed laboratory service contract has been jointly procured with South Devon NHSfT meaning that we are well resourced with new Horiba Yumizens, Stago StarMax2 and IBG analyser systems.

We are looking for an individual who is committed to supporting the team in providing best service for patients. Applicants are encouraged to informally visit the department to talk with the team and experience what North Devon has to offer.

Some experience of working within an NHS laboratory will be advantageous. There will be contractual obligation to work nights, weekends and public holidays once fully trained and competent.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Please note this advert may close early if there are a high number of applicants

For more information or to arrange a visit please contact Sarah Hayes, Blood Sciences Manager, (01271) 370232 or Jennifer Hodgson, Senior Biomedical Scientist (01271) 322329 or on or

Closing Date: 10th March 2021.

This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

Pay award due with effect from Thursday 1st April 2021, implementation pending NHS Employers publication.

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