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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/08/2021.

Senior Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 321-CSS-SENR-BIOMDH-B7

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Blood Transfusion
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum/ pro-rata

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

Senior Biomedical Scientist (Blood Transfusion)

Applications are invited for a Senior Biomedical Scientist post within the Blood Transfusion Laboratory.

The Department of Laboratory Haematology is spread across 4 sites at 3 hospitals in Oxford and Banbury.

The Oxford University Hospital Haematology has a more diverse range of testing being carried out than many other Hospitals. The Department is UKAS 15189 and HCPC accredited.

Blood Transfusion is fully automated with Immucor Neo and Echo automation. The Trust has full electronic blood transfusion system including for sample collection and bedside administration of blood components. We also use integrated clinician electronic ordering and electronic remote issue of red cells on all sites.

Applications are invited from well-motivated Biomedical Scientists for a Senior Biomedical Scientist post

The candidate must be HCPC registered as a Biomedical or Clinical Scientist. The department undertakes a high volume of testing, processing over 70,000 group and screens, and issuing some 40,000 blood products and components annually.

The post will mainly be based at the Oxford Hospitals (John Radcliffe and Churchill) but ability to travel to the Horton site (Banbury) will be necessary. A flexible approach to working hours would be an advantage.

The role will support blood transfusion across a large hospital trust being mainly based at the JRH and includes provision of blood products for a busy major trauma centre. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the development and leadership in a busy 24/7 automated laboratory supporting developments as required.

For further details or to arrange an informal visit please contact Ms J Staves on 01865 220334 or 572824 or email

Closing Date 18th August 2021

Planned Interview Date: 8th September 2021








For further details / informal visits contact:

Name J Staves

Job title Chief Biomedical Scientist and Blood Bank Manager

Email address

Telephone number 01865 220334

No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.

Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

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Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. (Please note that shortlisting times vary when applying for a Medical position within the Trust) The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system, therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.

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