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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/05/2021.

Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Quality Coordinator

Job Reference: 358--2720235-CSI-C

University Hospitals of Leicester
Blood Sciences
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata

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

Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Quality Co-ordinator

Blood Sciences, Pathology

£31,365 to £37,890 pa + enhancements for unsocial hrs

Working pattern: Predominantly Core shifts & occasional late shifts. (24/7 contract)

The Blood Sciences department of University Hospitals Leicester is wishing to recruit one suitably qualified and experienced Specialist Biomedical Scientists as Quality co-ordinators to be deployed in the Blood Transfusion, Specialist Chemistry and main automated (FastTrack) sections of the laboratory. The posts have been created following restructuring and will support an existing network of staff in a department of more than 200 people.

For the role you should be HCPC registered, hold relevant qualifications and have experience commensurate with the role of a Specialist Biomedical Scientist. Previous experience in a quality role would be an advantage. Consideration may be given for the right applicant to a state registered BMS at Annex 21 Band 6 working towards a quality short course/diploma.

Our Department is an IBMS registered training facility currently offering support for the IBMS Certificate of Achievement, Registration and Specialist Portfolios. You will need to be enthusiastic and highly motivated, computer literate, have a high level of interpersonal, organisational and communication skills, be able to supervise and motivate staff, demonstrate a strong commitment to CPD and be familiar with working to UKAS and MHRA standards. This post includes a significant level of quality responsibility to ensure appropriate document control, audit, risk and change control within the Q-Pulse Quality Management System. The role involves working with the Pathology Quality Management team to provide a uniform and suitable approach to quality performance across Pathology.

The department operates a 24/7 roster across three hospital sites in Leicester. This role will be predominantly Core shifts with occasional late shifts but you will be required to provide support for staff working across the full roster and all 3 sites.

Previous applicants need not apply

For further information please contact- Yusuf Sidat Quality Manager – Blood Sciences

Tel: 07812493296/0116 258 3211




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