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Head Biomedical Scientist

Band 8b

Main area
Haematology & Blood Transfusion
Band 8b
37.5 hours per week
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£47,092 - £58,217 per annum
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Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

- care about what they do
- respect and value others
- listen in order to improve
- always do what they can to be helpful

…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.


Due to retirement of the current post holder, a vacancy exists for a full-time Head Biomedical Scientist covering Haematology, Blood Transfusion and Immunology.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a vibrant service delivered across our two acute sites at York and Scarborough hospitals. The successful candidate will be expected to work at both sites as and when required. You will be responsible for 48 WTE scientific and support staff and be a key member of our directorate management team.

You will be an experienced Biomedical Scientist with HCPC registration, educated to Masters Level or equivalent in Haematology and/or Blood Transfusion, with a management qualification and experience of managing staff and resources.

The department is equipped to a very high standard and has recently completed a refresh of equipment that will place Sysmex XN’s tracked systems in the York and Scarborough laboratories. Other instrumentation includes ACL TOP for coagulation studies and Erytra analysers at both Blood Transfusion sites. Specialist services provided include factor assays, thrombophilia, von Willebrand and haemoglobinopathy screening. Our Immunology department provides a comprehensive service.

The department has full CPA accreditation and is currently undergoing assessment under UKAS ISO 15189.

York Teaching hospital provides services to acute and community hospitals and general practice in a large geographical area of North Yorkshire.

We value our staff and pride ourselves in fully supporting their professional development; for example, we have regular lunchtime meetings on current topics and cases, and we encourage our team to attend training courses and external meetings including the IBMS Congress. In addition, as an IBMS approved Training laboratory, we encourage and support all Band 5 staff to obtain the IBMS Specialist Diploma. We are always keen for Biomedical Scientists to undertake further training and therefore very much support our staff in achieving IBMS higher specialist diplomas and MSc courses.

If you are looking for a new challenge in a fabulous part of the country, come and meet with us to discuss this exciting opportunity and to see what an interesting and friendly place it is!

About the Interview process

The assessments and interview will be held on Tuesday 6 March 2018 at York Hospital.

Prior to the interview there will be 2 assessment activities which will be introduced to you on the day. Applicants will then be invited to an interview in the afternoon.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Paul Sudworth
01904 725859
Joanna Andrew
01904 725875





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