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Lead Healthcare Scientist - Haematology

Band 8a

Main area
Band 8a
Full time: 37.5 Hours per week
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Southmead Hospital
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum, pro rata
04/06/2020 23:59

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We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our friendly team in the Haematology department at Southmead Hospital Bristol. You will be working for the largest NHS Trust in the SW Region that provides medical, surgical and maternity care for a population of approximately half a million people in North Bristol and the surrounding community. In 2014 the Trust relocated the majority of its acute services to the Brunel Building, one of the most advanced hospitals in Europe offering exemplary care in a beautiful and purpose built environment.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Healthcare Scientist to be work within the Haematology Department, which as well as providing routine Haematology and Coagulation services and also provides the South West Neonatal Haemaglobinopathy Screening Program.

In collaboration with the Blood Sciences management team the successful candidate will be responsible for providing leadership to the Haematology team, ensuring an efficient and effective analytical laboratory service and contributing to the continued development of the Haematology service.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic and well-motivated HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists with previous experience in a senior BMS role. The appointee will have excellent communication skills and be able to work effectively as part of a team, as well as extensive Haematology experience.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Paul Virgo - Blood Sciences manager, /0117 4148373


Allison Brixey - Blood Sciences Operational manager, or 0117 4148416