Haematology & Transfusion Quality Manager

Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Tru
Bournemouth, UK
13 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
'Providing the excellent care that we would expect for our own families'

Join us and help us deliver this vision to more than 500,000 people across Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch. The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH) includes Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Christchurch Hospital and a Sterile Services Department at Alderney Hospital.

Here on the south coast we enjoy a great place to live and a friendly and caring place to work. Every day, we value great team work, improving and adapting, communicating well and taking pride in what we do for patients.

This is an exciting time for our staff, following a recent review of healthcare services in Dorset which will see major changes to the way healthcare is provided in our region. As one of the two acute NHS providers in the east of the county, our services will be closely linked to those provided at Poole Hospital. We're working in close collaboration to deliver excellent emergency and planned care over the two sites, for the people of east Dorset.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientist to fulfil a new cross-discipline Quality Management role at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

The One Dorset Pathology Network consists of The Royal Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset County Hospitals and will evolve into a stand- alone service (thought within the next 12 months). We are in an exciting time of development and change, which includes a new LIMS installation across the networked sites. The post holder will help to ensure that service delivery, specifically across the Transfusion and Haematology departments at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital continue to be quality driven and ensure care is of the high standard that we would expect for our patients.

The pathology department at Royal Bournemouth has a proven and well established quality management system and the post-holder will be a key member of the team managing the system with the objective that the Laboratories become progressively more effective in quality terms and meet both regulatory and accreditation requirements.

The Cross-Discipline Quality Manager will be an experienced, Specialist Biomedical Scientist with both the theory and practice of Blood Transfusion and Haematology. The post holder will be responsible for increasing awareness, teaching and the development of staff, with regard to all Quality Management issues and will be expected to maintain an up-to-date and thorough knowledge within their field of expertise.

The Cross-Discipline Quality Manager will have the skills and ability to promote quality within all areas of the departments. The Cross-Discipline Quality Manager will be a good problem solver, communicator and team player. They will be expected to work unsupervised, organising their own workload, reporting on progress and any problems to Laboratory Management and the Pathology Quality & Clinical Governance Manager as necessary.

The post holder will have working knowledge of UKAS and ISO15189 (2012) requirements, BSQR (2005) regulations, MHRA/GMP and an understanding of JACIE and HTA requirements.

Interview date: 3rd July 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Stacey Reichter - ( Email address removed )

or Simon McLean - ( Email address removed )

Vacancies may be removed before the end date if applicant numbers are high.


1. Please show us that you are right for this job by relating your application to the criteria for the post as detailed in the job description and person specification shown in the right hand column.

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3. If you join us and need a DBS check, we will deduct from your salary all or some of the cost (dependent on your banding) currently £48.43. Many staff use the DBS update service at a cost of £13.00 p.a. but you need to sign up for this asap via their website.

4. If you come with no previous NHS experience, it is usual to appoint to the minimum of the band.

5. The Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from everyone regardless of ethnicity, disability, gender, age, faith or sexual orientation. We seek to establish a workforce as diverse as the population we serve.

6. In completing this application you are giving us permission to contact the Home Office/UKBA to establish your immigration status and eligibility to work with us. Previous NHS service will be verified with the relevant employers (if relevant).

7. Travel expenses are not always payable so please check with HR before you travel.

8. Appointment to the post is subject to satisfactory completion of a 6 month probationary period.

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