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Technical Services Manager Haematology

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
Haematology, Blood Transfusion
NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Mon-Fri normally)
Job ref
Cross Bay but based Royal Lancaster Infirmary
£47,126 - £53,219 dependant on experience
Salary period
Today at 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

Applications are invited for the position of Technical Services Manager within the department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion at University Hospital of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.  This is a full time substantive position.  Your base site will be Royal Lancaster Infirmary but you will be required to work across all three sites.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, knowledgeable individual to join the Pathology senior management team.  Applicants should be HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists who have undertaken postgraduate education.  Previous experience working at a senior level within Pathology - Haematology and Blood Transfusion plus previous management, work force and quality management experience are required.

The Technical Services Manager for Haematology and Blood Transfusion will work closely with the new Principal Biomedical Scientist, Quality Manager, IT Manager, Transfusion Practitioner, Pathology Head of Service, Clinical Lead, and Advanced Biomedical Scientists.

The Haematology department at UHMBT offers both routine and some specialist Haematology services.  Processing 815,000 test per year, we are equipped with DxH 800, new IL-TOP 350, new TOSOH G11, and new ALIFAX ESR analysers.

The Blood Transfusion department offers routine Transfusion services, equipped with modern Ortho Vision analysers.  The Blood Transfusion department provides 10,000 blood and blood products per year.


Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide leadership and management to Haematology and Blood Transfusion and will be accountable for the delivery of cost effective, high quality, safe and sustainable laboratory services. 

The post holder will be expected to Deputise for the Head of Service as required.

The postholder will work autonomously advising the Head of Service on specialist expertise, working in conjunction with the Head of Service in relation to service improvements and service delivery.

The post holder will be responsible for maintenance of UKAS accreditation to ISO:15189, MHRA standards and other national standards and guidelines.

The post holder will perform a range of Specialist clinical/technical/scientific activities and they will provide expert advice to other professionals in the multidisciplinary team.

The post holder will work collaboratively and co-operatively with clinical and non-clinical colleagues to develop and improve services and quality of care delivered across the health economy.

Working for our organisation

We operate 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


Essential criteria
  • Higher degree e.g. MSc or equivalent experience
  • HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist
  • Leadership/management qualification or equivalent experience
  • H&S qualification or equivalent experience


Essential criteria
  • Teaching/mentoring staff
  • Audit experience
  • Service development
  • Quality related experience incl ISO15189
  • LIMS/IT experience of usage
  • Problem solving ability
  • Specialist experience of Haematology/Blood Transfusion

personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to travel between sites
  • Ability to converse in oral and written English
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to deal with challenging situations

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.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Joe Boyce
Job title
Head of Pathology Services
Email address
Telephone number
07813 525396