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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/06/2022.

Senior Healthcare Technical Officer

Job Reference: 918-HX9377

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Hospital Services Plymouth
£22,549 to £24,882 per annum pro rata

NHS Blood and Transplant is an integral part of the NHS. Operating a network of centres across England and North Wales, we collect around 2 million units of blood and tissues a year, converting them into safe and effective blood components, blood and tissue products for use in the treatments of patients.

In this role you’ll undertake detailed laboratory work and provide vital support to qualified scientific staff. Specifically, that means preparing samples for testing or storage, performing analytical tests and carrying out basic maintenance on equipment. You’ll also be on hand to deal with queries from other departments, medical staff or visitors and to assist in the training and development of other support staff.

We’re looking for a BTEC/HNC in a Science or other relevant subject, or the NHSBT foundation degree or equivalent. You’ll also, ideally, have a working knowledge of basic IT packages and some experience of working unsupervised in a laboratory environment. A good team player, you’ll be capable of motivating both yourself and others as you tackle a wide variety of tasks.

This is a shift-based post covering day, evenings nights and bank holidays with some lone working. There is an 8-week shift pattern. The shifts will be an average of 7.5 hours between the hours of 8am and 1am. There will also be a requirement to participate in an On-Call Rota.

This advert will close at 23:59 on the evening of Sunday 5th June 2022 with Interview Dates yet to be confirmed.

For informal enquiries please contact Kate Joynes on email;



NHS Blood and Transplant encourages and supports uptake of the COVID-19 vaccination as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) offers a dynamic and friendly working environment where teamwork is highly valued. Personal development is also considered a priority and is supported through extensive training and development opportunities open to all employees.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and aim to reflect the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

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