Biomedical Scientist - Haematology & Blood Transfusion

Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust
London (Greater)
08 Nov 2018
15 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Main area Haematology QEHGrade Band 6Contract PermanentHours 37.5 hours per weekJob ref 197-UT7098-C Site Queen Elizabeth Hospital, WoolwichTown LondonSalary £28,050 - £36,644 per annum plus HCAClosing Today at 23:59

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust are a committed multi- professional team who provide much-valued hospital and community services to residents in South East London. The Trust has built a good reputation as a place to enjoy job satisfaction and develop professional skills and experiences. Our people value the opportunity to work in a supportive culture and, we ensure our team are well rewarded for their contribution. By joining us now, you can play a role in shaping our organisation that continues to put patient and client care first. Whatever the challenges ahead, we’re prepared to face them as one team.

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust’ was formed in October 2013 and is an organisation with a firm focus on the future. We are a forward thinking organisation and are fully committed to ensuring staff are supported in their roles.

There are Pathology services based on both the Lewisham and Woolwich sites both of which have been recently Fully ISO accredited.


Specialist Biomedical Scientist - Haematology/Blood Transfusion Band 6

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust comprises of Queen Elizabeth Woolwich (QEW) and University Hospital Lewisham (UHL).

There is at present a position to join the Haematology/Blood Transfusion team.

Applications are invited for enthusiastic Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered, Band 6 Biomedical Scientist, with a minimum of two years post registration experience in Haematology and Blood Transfusion.

The Trust Pathology directorate has established a Hub and Spoke model of operation, with the Spoke at Lewisham having a new laboratory space to house new equipment. The Hub at Queen Elizabeth Woolwich has undergone significant equipment refresh to support the centralisation of work.

At present the Haematology and Transfusion instrumentation includes Sysmex XN9000 at QEW with a Track to incorporate the previously labour intensive tasks and Sysmex XN2000 at UHL. For Coagulation ACL TOP 750’s are in use at QEW, whilst UHL operates with Top 350’s and 550’s.

For Blood grouping we are using Grifols analysers across both sites.

Clinisys Winpath LIMS operates across both Trust sites.

Previous experience with the laboratory automation and computer system would be advantageous.

There is a full AFC 24hr shift system in operation at QEW and UHL. Candidates would be expected to take a full part in the out of hours services and will be expected to work across both the QEW and UHL sites as required.

The successful candidate will be encouraged and supported to further their academic career. The post holder will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to CPD.


Please note that the as part of the application process for non-medical roles, you will need to complete a short values based pre-application question. Your responses to the question will impact on whether or not you are able to successfully continue with your application. Please have a look on our website to find out more information before you start the pre-application question. If you are unsuccessful with the pre-application question, it means that you are not in harmony with our values. We thank you for your interest in Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

We reserve the right to close the post before the stated closing date, please apply early. We do not contact applicants with the outcome of the shortlisting. If you have been shortlisted, you will receive an invite to an assessment day or interview.

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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