Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Senior Biomedical Scientist

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
full time 37.5 per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£31,696 to £41,787 pa
13/06/2018 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


Senior Biomedical Scientist (Blood Transfusion)

£31,696 – 41,787(Band 7) (17-18 £33,222-£43,041 if approved)

Applications are invited for a Senior Biomedical Scientist post within the Blood Transfusion Laboratory.

The Department of Laboratory Haematology is spread across 4 sites at 3 hospitals in Oxford and Banbury.

The Oxford University Hospital Haematology has a more diverse range of testing being carried out than many other Hospitals. The Department is UKAS 15189 and HCPC accredited.

Blood Transfusion is fully automated with Immucor Neo and Echo automation which is currently being updated. The Trust has full electronic blood transfusion system including Version 5: July 2015 for sample collection and bedside administration of blood components. We also use integrated clinician electronic ordering and electronic remote issue of red cells on all sites.
Applications are invited from well-motivated Biomedical Scientists for a Senior Biomedical Scientist post

The candidate must be HCPC registered as a Biomedical Scientist. The department undertakes a high volume of testing, processing over 70,000 group and screens, and issuing some 40,000 blood products and components annually.

The post will mainly be based at the Oxford Hospitals (John Radcliffe and Churchill) but ability to travel to the Horton site (Banbury) will be necessary. A flexible approach to working hours would be an advantage.

The role will support blood transfusion across a large hospital trust being mainly based at the JRH and includes provision of blood products for a busy major trauma centre. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the development and leadership in a busy 24/7 automated laboratory supporting developments as required.

No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.

Closing date: 13th June 2018
Interview date: w/c 2nd July 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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Ms J Staves on 01865 220334 or 572824 or email Julie.staves@ouh.nhs.uk

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