Cord Blood Technologist

Location
Poole
Salary
£19000 - £20000 per annum
Posted
21 Aug 2017
Closes
18 Sep 2017
Ref
00072536
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Healthcare
Function
Operations
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
This company connects 7 billion potential stem cells donors, 7 billion potential life savers, 7 billion potential life changers.

Something BIG is happening! It's been gathering momentum for some years, but things are really starting to ramp up. Stem cells are saving lives now. And tomorrow they will save even more.

They are in the process of recruiting a dynamic graduate who want to be part of a successful team of Technologists in the field of stem cells.

Location : Poole with some travel to other hospitals for private collections.

As a Stem Cell Recruitment and Collection Technologists, your duties will include:
- You will be taught how to procure and retrieve cord blood following delivery of the placenta using aseptic techniques.
- You will be responsible for interviewing potential mothers to obtain consent and medical history information, exercising good inter-personal skills and maintaining confidentiality of information.
- Ensure the efficient functioning of all aspects of procurement and retrieval to the required regulatory and accredited standards.
- Assist in developing the service in anticipation of future clinical or research needs working to set monthly targets for recruitment, collection and banking.
- Required to update donor recruitment and collection records written and/or electronic, to take receipt of and account for, incoming materials and organise storage, shipment of donations, samples and documentation to the relevant laboratory.
- Promote the Benefits of Stem cells and their usage in an unbiased nature to gain informed consent for either Family banking or Donation.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:
- Holding a current Venipuncture certificate is essential
- Ideally educated to a degree level
- Holding a current UK driving license is essential

Preferred skills:
- Bilingual or multilingual with an ability to translate fluently from second language to English and vice versa to enable informed consent.
- Presenting and Public Speaking skills are advantageous

Contract:
This is an initial two year fixed contract, with the possibility to extend.