Main areaBlood TransfusionGradeBand 7ContractPermanentHours37.5 hours per week (Full Time)Job refclick apply-NOV20

EmployerBrighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS TrustEmployer typeNHSSiteRoyal Sussex County HospitalTownBrightonSalary£38,890 Р£44,503 per annumSalary periodYearlyClosing14\/12\/2020 23:59

About Our Trust

Our Trust is rated as ‘Outstanding for Caring’ by the CQC – fundamental to this is the way that we value and respect our staff. At every level, we value the diversity of our colleagues and actively champion an inclusive culture. We believe that everyone without exception should feel free to be their authentic self in the workplace.

We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping our colleagues achieve the best possible work\/life balance. We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best – and find support if they need it.

Our Trust is already a Disability Confident employer and we are holding ourselves to account through the Workplace Disability Equality Standard (WDES). Our work on promoting equity and inclusion for our Black, and Minority Ethnic (BME) colleagues continues to be driven by engagement with the WRES (Workforce Race Equality Standard) and the WRES Experts Programme.

In 2019, we committed ourselves to becoming a Stonewall Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employer. We also support the national ‘Veteran Aware’ scheme and are an ERS Silver accredited Hospital who welcomes applications from all members of the Armed Forces communities.

For our patients, we do everything we can to deliver fair access to all our services. This includes providing interpretative and other services to meet the needs of disabled communities. We’re careful to show sensitivity towards ethnic, cultural and religious differences. Our staff uphold these values and so help our care to get better all the time.

About This Vacancy

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) Trust comprisesThe Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath and is part of the newly formed Frontier Pathology. Both hospitals have full Biochemistry, Haematology and Blood Transfusion services.

BSUH Trust has Teaching Hospital status, with close links to Brighton and Sussex Medical School. The Pathology Department is an approved IBMS training laboratory and has CPA and MHRA approval.

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic HCPC Registered Senior Specialist Biomedical Scientist, to be based in Blood Transfusion. The post holder will be jointly responsible for the smooth running of this department on a daily basis ensuring appropriate prioritisation of tasks within a busy transfusion department along with the other seniors and the section lead.

There may be a requirement for cross-site working within the Trust at the Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath.

The Trust is a Major Trauma centre and offers support to the following specialities, ITU, Cardiothoracics, Renal, Maternity, Digestive Diseases, Haematology, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Elderly medicine, Neurology, neonatology and paediatrics.

It is an essential requirement that you have either completed a Specialist IBMS Portfolio or have successfully completed its predecessor, the CPSM\/HPC logbook and oral examination. You must also have an MSc or equivalent qualification in the appropriate speciality and significant continuous post Specialist Portfolio registration (or CPSM\/HCPC logbook and oral examination) experience within a diagnostic Haematology laboratory. Candidates would be expected to have experience in delivering training, analyser troubleshooting and using Quality Systems. Evidence of competencies and knowledge will be required at interview.

The Trust currently operates a 24\/7 shift service on a rotational basis and the successful candidate will be expected to participate.

General information for applicants

As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.

Applications for Tier 2 sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. Under the Residence Labour Market Test, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU\/EEA candidate is available. For further information please visit the website searching for Tier 2.