Network Blood Transfusion Biomedical Scientist Section Manager

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

Department of Blood Transfusion

Job Title: Network Blood Transfusion Biomedical Scientist Section Manager with responsibility for IT and Development – Band 7

37.5 hours per week.

Coventry and Warwickshire Pathology Service (CWPS) is one of the largest NHS pathology providers in the Midlands, and is a clinically led Network providing services within Coventry, Warwickshire and the surrounding counties. Diagnostic services are provided over a number of network sites supporting 4 acute hospitals; University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust in Coventry, George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton, South Warwick Foundation Trust in Warwick and Burton Queens Hospital, 9 Clinical Commissioning Groups, and over 250 GP practices, covering a population of 1.6 million. The network offers an excellent opportunity to those seeking employment in a modern, forward thinking, innovative, high quality and high profile organisation. Haematology and Blood Transfusion are ISO 15189:2012 accredited laboratories.

As an expanding organisation, we have an exciting opportunity for a Band 7 Biomedical Scientist Section Manager in Blood Transfusion with responsibility for IT and Development. We are looking for an enthusiast, highly motivated, flexible, forward thinking, driven individual who can lead a team within our Network to deliver a high quality, first class Blood Transfusion service to our users. The successful candidate will be an integral part of a strong supportive management team for Haematology and Blood Transfusion across the Network. We have recently implemented new blood transfusion analysers across the Network and Haematology/Blood Sciences is at the implementation stage of an extensive procurement project which will see the development of a major Hub laboratory within our network supported by a specialist laboratory and two essential service laboratories. It offers the prospect for great career development and future opportunities.

The ideal candidate must be a HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist with a relevant Biomedical Science MSc or equivalent. You must have UK experience as a Specialist Biomedical Scientist, at band 6 level or above, with a specialist interest in Blood Transfusion and IT, having good theoretical and practical knowledge. You will take a lead role for the discipline in the maintenance and development of the LIMS (Ultra and Meditech) and in other aspects of IT infrastructure such as BloodTrack and analyser middleware. This will include the validation of new IT installations and system upgrades. The IT and Development Manager’s role will be to develop and bring innovation to the blood transfusion services of the Network.

You will be expected to perform staff appraisals and other HR duties and you should therefore have good communication and interpersonal skills. You will be expected to support the Site Section Managers when required and on occasion deputise for the Network Blood Transfusion Manager. You will be expected to cover shifts when there is a service need. You will be committed to providing a high quality service to our patients and have a commitment to training and Quality. You should have an understanding of Transfusion legislation and the maintenance of compliance with BSQR (2005) and ISO 15189:2012.

For more information and to arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Tina Taylor – CWPS Network Blood Transfusion Manager at or on

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameTina TaylorJob titleCWPS Network Blood Transfusion ManagerEmail addresstina.taylor@uhcw.nhs.ukTelephone number

Reference: 40883801

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