Advanced Biomedical Scientist Coagulation

East Suffolk and North
Based at Colchester Hospital, Colchester
Competitive salary
28 Apr 2021
07 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
We are one of the largest organisation in the Eastern region. Our scale provides exciting opportunities for development, innovation, research, education and training.

We want the best staff. You want to make a difference.

Advanced (B7) - Coagulation, Ipswich - 15 hrs per week

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) is one of the largest NHS organisations in the region, employing over 10,000 staff and serving a population of almost 800,000 residents. We are an ambitious trust with a simple vision, to provide the communities we serve with excellent healthcare and build a better future for the people of east Suffolk and North Essex. To help us do this, we will work closely with our local partners to deliver more of the joined-up services and care for our residents' needs.

We are a partnership of pathology laboratories that provide an excellent laboratory and phlebotomy service all year round to the patients of ESNEF.

The post: Advanced Biomedical Scientist Coagulation - B7

Location: Blood Sciences based at Colchester Hospital

Hours: 22.5 hrs per week (Wed, Thur, Fri)

Salary: £37,570 - £43,772 per annum pro rata. Depending on previous experience within the NHS in line with Agenda for Change terms and conditions.

The role: We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who is professional, reliable, innovative and flexible to join our friendly and hardworking team and to assist with running of the routine Haematology & Coagulation service at Colchester Hospital Hospital for ESNEFT.

The role will include: supervising the Coagulation section and managing the daily organisation and staffing of the section with the current post holder: ensuring the analysers are maintained correctly and undertaking any troubleshooting that is required; dealing with engineering visits and organising the section around planned and unplanned analytical down time; monitoring internal and external quality-control performance and initiating any remedial action required; dealing with stock control and ordering of reagents and materials; the writing and updating of SOPs and staff competency logs; and ensure that the section is ISO:15189 compliant. The role also includes deputising for the Haematology Lead in their absence, so a good knowledge of both routine and specialist coagulation is required.

The role involves overseeing the raising of purchase orders and receipting invoices; networking with our referral providers; dealing with information requests and problems. The post is line managed by the Blood Sciences - Haematology Manager at Colchester.

Applicants should be HCPC registered with knowledge and experience of laboratory Haematology & Coagulation commensurate with this band. Applicants should be confident and motivated and must possess a wide range of skills demonstrating good numeracy and literacy, training experience and attention to detail. Preferably, you will have previous experience of using the ACL TOP analysers or demonstrate an understanding of the technologies used within Haematology & Coagulation.

What we need from you:
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the role.
  • Good people management skills.
  • Willingness to undertake cross training to extend skill set to deliver role with the ability to be flexible and respond to the needs of the service.
  • Good communication and IT skills
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills - must be able to demonstrate working as part of a team and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Integrity and personal credibility putting the patient first in everything that is undertaken.
  • Experience / understanding of working to ISO:15189
  • Willingness to work to the "OAK" values of the trust.

All new staff appointed to posts at the Trust are subject to a probationary period. This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the culture and working environment of the Trust.

Please note that once this advert closes, your application form will be moved to the Trusts' recruitment system, TRAC, and therefore all email correspondence will be sent via the TRAC system.

For further information contact: Wayne Jones (Blood Sciences Manager Haematology - Colchester) on 01206 742406

Closing date: Midnight 6th May 2021 - unless there is high demand for the post.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameWayne JonesJob titleBlood Sciences Manager Haematology - ColchesterEmail addressWayne.Jones@esneft.nhs.ukTelephone number01206 742406

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This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to exisiting NHS At Risk employees working in Essex and Suffolk who meet the essential criteria (excluding all medical recruitment).

Please note that where response levels are exceptional we may close the post before the specified date, therefore early application is recommended. Please make sure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification attached, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

When providing reference details please provide email addresses so references can be sought promptly to cover the last 3 years of employment.

The Trust is committed to its staff and their development and to equal opportunities and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Please be advised that following the new Government's cap on Tier 2 Immigration, whilst we welcome applications from all and your application will be considered on individual merit, if you are offered a position and require a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship we may not be able to process your application to the final stage due to the significant reduction of certificates available to us.

In submitting an application form, you authorise East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust; we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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