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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/04/2021.

Advanced Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 358-2978212-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Blood Transfusion
LRI, Leicester
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic HCPC state registered Advanced Biomedical Scientist to join out Blood Transfusion Department.

With a passion for Blood Transfusion you will be an experienced Biomedical Scientist who will join our team at an exciting time of change and modernisation. We are implementing exciting developments in how we delivery our patient care and you will play an essential role in shaping the future of our transfusion service.

We are looking for a good team player that can contribute to the on-going development of the service, ensuring that high quality patient care is at the centre of all we do. As an Advanced Specialist this post requires applying and disseminating your highly specialist Blood Transfusion knowledge and practical experience, ensuring the smooth day to day running of the department, assisting in the delivery of a quality service through the Quality Management System, working closely with the Quality Management Team and contributing to the on-going development of the department with the Head of Service and the Deputy Service Manager.

The role will be based at Leicester Royal Infirmary with responsibilities across the Leicester hospital sites. There will be a requirement to work at any of the 3 University Hospitals of Leicester sites over a 24/7 period.

You will be a HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist and have a post graduate qualification preferably in Transfusion Science, with significant recent extensive post registration experience in Blood Transfusion.

The Blood Transfusion department has an active CPD scheme and encourages life-long learning with emphasis on strong, personal and professional development within a laboratory.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Amardeep Ghattaoraya - Deputy Service Manager

0116 2586604

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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