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Advanced BMS - Haematology and Blood Transfusion

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Haematology/Blood Transfusion
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum
Salary period
07/07/2022 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

A position has arisen in the Blood Sciences Department at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust for an Advanced Biomedical Scientist based in the Haematology and Blood Transfusion department in the Blood Sciences Laboratory at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary in Lancashire.

This is a challenging opportunity to work with an experienced team of Advanced Biomedical Scientists, Specialist and Registered Biomedical Scientists and Healthcare Science Assistants providing a high quality and efficient Haematology and Blood Transfusion service within this accredited Blood Science laboratory. You will be a key member of the department able to promote good practice and influence service development to improve patient care.

The Blood Science laboratories across UHMBT work closely together utilising common analytical platforms and IT systems and the department is committed to continuous development and quality improvement.

Main duties of the job

The department is dedicated to developing the next generation of Biomedical Scientists; supporting several trainee Biomedical Scientists within Blood Sciences and further developing Registered and Specialist Biomedical Scientists to advance their careers, education, knowledge and skills. In addition, the UHMBT Pathology service supports local universities offering placements to undergraduate students.

This appointment will be to University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, however candidates should be aware that UHMBT is part of a pathology collaboration project.

Four provider organisations in L&SC have committed to form a network and collaborate on pathology services, including Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust. 

Working for our organisation

The Trust operates from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Biomedical Sciences (Hons) degree or equivalent qualification
  • HCPC registration
  • Specialist portfolio in Haematology or equivalent experience
  • MSc in appropriate discipline or equivalent postgraduate qualification


Essential criteria
  • Highly developed technical and scientific skills
  • Proven ability to manage resources effectively
  • Evidence of highly developed written and oral communication skills in a variety of settings.
  • Experience of supervising a team
  • Full understanding and awareness of the Standards for accreditation of medical laboratories
  • NHS or other public sector experience
  • Quality management experience
  • Experience of delivering specialist training

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Experience in a large multidisciplinary organisation
  • Ability to build a cohesive team by encouraging a positive approach to new working skills
  • Highly developed communication skills including report writing, presentation, facilitation and influencing skills
  • Effective personal and time management skills with ability to manage conflicting priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent IT skills, with experience of Microsoft Office suite and computerised Pathology systems
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships at all levels
  • Meticulous, ensuring accurate data input and calculations
  • Ability to deal with information sensitively and confidentially
  • Effective customer focused skills with a professional and approachable manner
  • Demonstrable analytical problem solving skills and experience

Other requirements

Essential criteria
  • Ability to travel between Trust sites
  • Demonstrate flexibility in appraoch to work patterns
  • Ability to comply with Trust policy and procedures

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability Confident - two yearsVeteran AwareNo smoking policyDisability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Morecambe Bay - Inclusive EmployerStep into health

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Janet Eglin
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Technical Services Manager
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