Chief Biomedical Scientist Blood Transfusion

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Biomedical Scientist with good communication and organisational skills to work with an excellent team providing an efficient and effective Blood Transfusion service.

We are a well-equipped, UKAS ISO 15189; 2012 accredited department with Ortho Vision Max and Labcentre LIMS. We are actively working towards implementing a new LIMS system (Winpath) across the SHYPS (Scarborough, Hull York Pathology Service) and are also seeking to implement Blood tracking throughout the Hull site. This is an exciting time for the new network and an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to make their mark in a very busy department.

The ideal candidate will have appropriate qualifications, be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as a BMS and a proven track record of effective Blood Transfusion management at AFC Band 7 or above.

A solid background in GMP/MHRA regulation and inspection as well as UKAS accreditation is an important part of the role.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day technical and scientific operational management within the blood transfusion department which may be based on one site or across multiple sites. The post holder will also play a key role in the provision of an efficient, high quality diagnostic service through participation in the highly specialist technical and scientific operations. They will be involved in shaping the strategic development of the department in consultation with the Head BMS.

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated in a fantastic part of the country that is home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York - consistently voted one of the best places to live in the UK. We provide a comprehensive range of acute hospital and specialist healthcare services for approximately 800,000 people living in and around York, North Yorkshire, North East Yorkshire and Ryedale - an area covering 3,400 square miles.

Our annual turnover is approaching £0.5bn. We manage eight hospital sites and have a workforce of around 10,000 staff working across our hospitals and in the community.

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust:

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind; we are open; and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact: recruitment@york.nhs.uk.

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer:

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

Covid-19 Vaccinations:

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against Covid -19. This remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

DBS Checks:

Under our criminal records check policy, we will re-claim the cost of DBS checks (where required for a role) on the commencement of your employment. Further details will be set out with your offer of employment. Volunteers and Bank roles are exempted from charges.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) offers a confidential checking service for transgender applicants in accordance with the Gender Recognition Act 2004. This is known as the sensitive applications route, and is available for all levels of DBS check - basic, standard and enhanced.

The sensitive applications route gives transgender applicants the choice not to have any gender or name information disclosed on their DBS certificate that could reveal their previous identity. To contact the sensitive applications team, please telephone:

0300 106 1452

or email:

sensitive@dbs.gov.uk.

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