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Blood Transfusion Senior BMS

Job Reference: 415-E21-276

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an energetic, enthusiastic and experienced HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist to work as one of the Senior BMS’s in Blood Transfusion

We are looking for a member of staff with a positive outlook and strong leadership skills to have an integral part in the operational management of our small but busy Blood Transfusion department.

The successful applicant will have an awareness of Blood Safety and Quality Regulations and all relevant guidelines and will have knowledge of the MHRA requirements for a Transfusion Laboratory.

The post holder will lead the day to day routine operation of the Blood Transfusion Service in conjunction with the Blood Transfusion Manager, Consultant Haematologists and the Transfusion Specialist team. This is a leadership role the successful candidate will not participate in the provision of the out of hours service.

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.

You must hold an MSc or equivalent qualification i.e FIBMS. You will have previous experience working as a Senior BMS or be an experienced Band 6 with evidence of involvement in management and development of a laboratory.

Applicants are encouraged to informally visit the department to talk with the team and experience what North Devon has to offer. Relocation expenses may be available to the right candidate.

For more information and to arrange a visit please contact Sarah Hayes, Interim Blood Transfusion Manager 01271 349199, or Lee Luscombe, Pathology Service Manager, 01271 311754,

Closing Date: 25 June 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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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