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Advanced BMS Team Leader - Haematology and Blood Transfusion

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Haematology/Blood Transfusion
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Furness General Hospital
£37,570 - £43,772 Per Annum Pro Rata
05/12/2019 23:59

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


A position has arisen in the Blood Sciences Department at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust for an Advanced Biomedical Scientist Team Leader based in the Haematology and Blood Transfusion department in the Blood Sciences Laboratory at the Furness General Hospital in Cumbria.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) is composed of three main hospital sites; Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Furness General Hospital and Westmorland General Hospital covering a wide geographical area encompassing North Lancashire and South Cumbria. You will be required to travel between sites.

The Furness location allows easy access to the Lake District National Park, the Yorkshire Dales and Morecambe Bay, each offering extensive recreational opportunities. The area also benefits from some excellent schools and colleges.

This is a challenging opportunity to lead an experienced team of Advanced Biomedical Scientists, Specialist Biomedical Scientists and Healthcare Science Assistants providing a high quality, efficient Haematology and Blood Transfusion service within this accredited Blood Science laboratory. As team leader you will be a key member of the department able to promote good practice and influence service development to improve patient care. The successful candidate will be the departmental deputy to the Haematology Technical Services Manager.

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

The department is also 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.

Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Rachael Williams, Technical Services Manager - Haematology and Blood Transfusion via e-mail,, or telephone 01524 583761, 07811 989540