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Biomedical Scientist - Haematology and Blood Transfusion

Employer: Poole Hospital NHS Trust
Location: Dorset
Salary: £22,128 - £28,746 pa
Type: Permanent
Expires: 15 Feb 2018

Applications are invited for a HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientist to work within the Haematology & Blood Transfusion Department at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Applicants will have experience of working within routine Haematology & Transfusion and be HCPC registered.

Our laboratory at Poole Hospital provides a comprehensive Haematology & Blood Transfusion service for the surrounding population in East Dorset.

The department is well equipped with Abbott Cell-Dyn Sapphire, IL TOPS, Alifax ESR, Tosoh G8 and Ortho Vision platforms. We are currently in the process of procuring Sysmex XN-1000 FBC analysers and these are expected to be implemented in 2018. The laboratory information system is provided by CSC Telepath, connected to Sunquest ICE order communications, Plumtree scanning and Haemonetics blood tracking. An electronic quality management system is provided by Q-Pulse.

The department is CPA, MHRA, HTA and JACIE accredited and has also recently undergone successful UKAS assessment to ISO 15189 standards. The department is also IBMS approved for training (both registration and specialist). It is also involved in a successful placement student programme run by Plymouth University.

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a 638-bed acute general hospital, predominantly serving the 272,000 people living in Poole, East Dorset and Purbeck. We are proud of the good reputation Poole Hospital enjoys within the local community, both as a provider of first-class health care services and as a major employer. We consistently feature within the top twenty per cent in both national patient and staff satisfaction surveys. Poole Hospital has also been voted as one of the top 100 hospitals to work for by the Nursing Times and was recently named as one of only six hospitals in the country providing emergency care better than expected by patients.

Poole isn't just a good place to work; it's also a great place to live. The town boasts a bustling quay, the best beaches in England and a stunning natural harbour. From Poole there is easy access to the Dorset countryside, renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty and the spectacular Jurassic Coast, ideal for sports and outdoor activities. Our town centre location means that we are conveniently situated for public transport. The bus and mainline train stations are both within easy walking distance, as are the Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole Park and high street shops.

Our mission statement seeks to provide ‘Friendly professional, patient-centred care with dignity and respect for all’ (The Poole Approach)

Provisional interview date will be week commencing Monday 26 February 2018.

If this job requires you to have a DBS check to enable you to properly fulfil the requirements of the job, on appointment you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check and this amount will be reclaimed from your first full month’s salary.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Contact: Mike Trevett
Email: michael.trevett@poole.nhs.uk
Tel: 01202 448451