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Haematology and Blood Transfusion
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (24/7)
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University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Employer type
University Hospitals Coventry
£25,655 - £31,534 Dependent on experience
Salary period
30/01/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Trainee Biomedical Scientist

NHS AfC: Band 5

Job overview

This post is a trainee band 5 post, the successful candidate will be supported to complete the IBMS registration portfolio. 

Upon completion of this they will rotate through the haematology, coagulation and blood transfusion departments and complete all their competencies.

Training will be given on core shifts but also the successful candidate will be expected to shadow colleagues on out of hour shifts to complement their training.

Main duties of the job

To complete IBMS Registration Portfolio

Support band 5 and band 6 BMS's 

To complete all competencies in haematology, coagulation and blood transfusion

Support service on 24/7 shift system

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Applications are invited from suitable candidates interested in joining our excellent team within the Blood Science Department of Coventry and Warwickshire Pathology Services (CWPS). This post is based at the George Eliot site which will be the fully automated Hub lab for CWPS. This post is provides the opportunity to play an active role in this transformation. This post is a network post and the successful  candidate will be expected to rotate between sites

The blood science service is a rapidly expanding part of the Coventry and Warwickshire Pathology Network, which is based on the hospital sites at Coventry (University Hospital), Nuneaton (George Eliot Hospital),  and Warwick (South Warwickshire Hospital). It offers a comprehensive range of Pathology services to a population of approximately 1.8 million Coventry and Warwickshire residents and has a close relationship with the Medical school at Warwick University. The network offers an excellent opportunity to those seeking employment in a modern, innovative and high-profile organisation. 

The procurement project will be an extremely exciting project to be involved in and a once in a life time opportunity to be involved is such a large scale operation. There will be opportunities to be involved in the creation of a Hub laboratory and the validation and verification processes for the new instrumentation and blood science track. As part of this project we will be implementing a network digital imaging service and will be looking at new methods and technologies.

The successful candidate will need to be willing to manage a busy workload, be forward thinking and keen to develop new skills. They must have good communication skills, be able to work successfully as part of a team and be able to work from one’s own initiative

For further details of the job role please see the attached job description.

In accordance with changes in the law, from 1st April 2022, all NHS staff will be required to have had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine (unless exempted on medical grounds). Consequently, UHCW NHS Trust has decided that, wef 1st February 2022, all new starters must have had both vaccination doses before they can commence their employment with the Trust: only those with medical exemptions may be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement before submitting an application for this position.

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No smoking policyImproving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - Good

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Blessing Manayanga
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GEH Haematology Site Lead
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