Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Blood Transfusion

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
14 Jan 2020
13 Feb 2020

Job Description

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 10000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together- safe, kind, excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic Biomedical Scientist to join our Blood Transfusion team at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. You must be a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Biomedical and hold/working towards an appropriate post graduate qualification in Blood Transfusion (IBMS Specialist portfolio in Transfusion Science or BBTS Specialist Certificate in Transfusion Science Practice).

You will be primarily responsible for entering the results of complex transfusion investigations with appropriate interpretive comments and follow-up of overdue and pending test results. Experience in serological testing and issuing of blood components are essential. You will also be expected to be familiar with the management of cold chain equipment and quality requirements in accordance with blood transfusion regulations.

The Transfusion laboratory at Addenbrooke's is UKAS accredited and one of the UKs largest hospital blood transfusion services providing support for the Transplantation Centre, the regional Trauma Centre and the Rosie Maternity and Neonatal units. The department processes ~70,000 blood groups and associated antibody investigations and issues ~50,000 blood products annually. We also provide an in house specialist Red Cell Immunohaematology service to the Trust. A comprehensive 24/7 shift system is in place.

This vacancy will close on 28 January 2020

The interviews are due to the held on 10 February 2020

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

For further details of our fantastic benefits please refer to the attachment below - CUH Benefits.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Ref: B200027

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