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Biomedical Scientist

Job Reference: 225-BCPS-PT1467114

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Haematology/Blood Transfusion
£28,050 - £36,644 per ann

Great care can change everything. Like you, at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust we want to deliver truly brilliant, integrated care. And just like you, we are ambitious about what we do. We are continually striving to improve patients’ experience and outcomes.

Bring your dedication and determination here, and you will benefit from the support of an experienced and enthusiastic multi-professional team committed to the delivery of brilliant patient care.

We like to think we offer you the best of both worlds. We are a welcoming and friendly place that’s devoted to our vibrant, diverse community. But the plans for the future – yours and ours – are HUGE. We know where we’re going and we want inspirational, compassionate and caring individuals to join us on this journey.

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services. We have been nationally recognised for providing excellence in healthcare; we are home to the busiest and most technologically advanced Cardiac Centre in the West Midlands. We have a strong research focus; the Trust hosts the Clinical Research Network West Midlands (CRN WM), which is part of the National Institute for Health Research, the clinical research delivery arm of the NHS. This alliance makes sure that clinical research occupies the place it deserves and is a driver to improve patient care.

Will you join us on this journey? Here’s more about the role and what we are looking for.

Black Country Pathology Services


Black Country Pathology Service – Biomedical Scientist at Dudley


This is an exciting opportunity to join the recently formed Black Country Pathology Service which began on 1st October 2018 by the joining together of four Trusts: Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust and Walsall NHS Healthcare Trust.


We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to participate in the delivery of a single integrated, high quality pathology service to the Trusts and GPs in the area as a hub and spoke model. The BCPS provides comprehensive pathology service to an approximate population of 1.8 million, due for full implementation in 2020.


This post is to specifically work within the Haematology/Blood Transfusion laboratories in Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley. You will be joining a enthusiastic and welcoming team committed to 24/7 service provision, accredited by UKAS to ISO 15189.


For this post of Biomedical Scientist within Haematology/Blood Transfusion , applicants would be expected :-


As a State Registered Biomedical Scientist, to carry out analysis and technical investigations of clinical samples in the specialist discipline of Haematology/Blood Transfusion. Subject to contract and competence assessment, some analytical duties will be carried out working alone (for up to 13 hours) to ensure a 24-hour laboratory service.


Further details can be located in the job description attached to this vacancy.


To be considered for this post we require applicants to have


    • BSc Biomedical Science (or equivalent).


    • State Registered with Health Professions Council.


    • Specialist Diploma in Haematology & Hospital Transfusion Practice, from the Institute of Biomedical Science or equivalent


    • Evidence of continuing professional development in speciality


    • Minimum of 24 months post state registration experience


    • Evidence of CPD in speciality

For further details / informal visits contact:

Gregory Barber (Blood Transfusion Laboratory Manager) 01384 456111 x2758 or Katy Brookes-Hill/Jessica Watson 01384 456111 x3487

Please be advised that if the post that you are applying for requires any level of qualification (e.g. A-Levels, Degree etc) or Professional Registration (e.g. Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Medical Council etc) you will be required to provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider. Furthermore, a sample of all applicants’ qualifications will be checked back to the educational institution or provider to interview letters to further deter fraud.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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

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