SYNLAB UK & Ireland:

Specialist Biomedical Scientist- Haematology and Blood Transfusion

  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Essex, Southend
  • Salary: £35,392 to £42, 618 + £5,000 joining bonus
  • AfC Banding: 6

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Specialist Biomedical Scientist in Haematology and Transfusion to join our Blood Sciences team based in Southend with flexibility to work at the Basildon site.

Pathology First operates over three sites using a hub and spoke model. Our hub site offers a high throughput service for our non-urgent community work, and specialist testing comprising factor assays, haemoglobinopathy screening and flow cytometry. Our two hospital laboratories at Southend and Basildon provide urgent testing for acute admissions and inpatients with a full hospital transfusion service, this includes serving the cardiothoracic centre at Basildon, and a substantial oncology and haemato-oncology workload. The Southend site boasts a biomedical scientist-led anticoagulant clinic. This role will involve rotating across the haematology and transfusion sections and across sites. Our laboratories receive approximately 1.2M FBC and coagulation samples and 100K transfusion samples per year. The department is equipped with Werfen ACL-TOPs, Beckman Coulter DXHs, Ortho Visions and Bio-Rad D100s. The main IT platform for all sites is Clinisys WinPath Enterprise.

You will need to be flexible to fit in with our multi-site, around the clock shift pattern (unsocial shifts attract additional payments). The environment is fast-paced offering a one-hour turnaround time to acute users, two hours for inpatients and four hours for community requests. You will require specialised knowledge and experience of laboratory techniques, analyser platforms and associated equipment. As a specialist you will independently report blood films and identify atypical blood group antibodies. You will have a role in the training of less experienced employees, and you will be involved in quality management including auditing and document review. You will need to be conversant with the main laboratory information management system and middle-ware applications. We will consider sponsoring suitable employees on a relevant MSc course.

Qualifications and experience:

  • HCPC registered as a Biomedical Scientist
  • IBMS Specialist Diploma in Haematology with Hospital Transfusion Practice, or in Haematology only with separate BBTS certificate, or equivalent specialist qualifications
  • Able to work across three sites as required, including hospitals which operate 24-hours
  • Able to work with a high degree of accuracy, numeracy, interpretive skills, and good problem-solving skills
  • Able to demonstrate a good knowledge and experience of industry standard laboratory information management systems
  • Specialist knowledge of Haematology and Transfusion techniques and practices

At SYNLAB, we believe in nurturing a culture of well-being and ensuring our employees are supported both professionally and personally. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer an exhilarating rewards package, including our incredible Wellbeing Allowance worth up to £1500 per annum for our esteemed team members working in Band 2 – 6 roles.  Additionally, for band 5 & 6 roles, where night shift is part of the role requirements, you will receive enhanced night shift payment.

About Us

SYNLAB UK & Ireland work closely with clinicians, hospitals, occupational health providers and clinical researchers to provide a complete pathology offering.

We operate in increasingly diverse environments which is reflected in our workforce, clients, customers, suppliers, communities and partners. We believe an inclusive workplace culture is the best way to source, attract and retain diverse and talented people, and create a sustainable, high-performing workforce.

We believe our staff is vital to the principle of making a positive difference to healthcare, therefore, we promote a culture of continuous personal development where scientists and staff have the support and resources to acquire new skills and build their careers through learning and development opportunities, coaching and clear career pathways.

We promote an open and collaborative culture where leaders act as role models and facilitate a two-way communication, engage with staff and stakeholders transparently and actively encourage feedback and suggestions.

Please note that we reserve the right to close any adverts once we have received a sufficient number of applications. If you decide to apply for this post but do not hear back from us within two weeks of your application, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

SYNLAB UK & Ireland is a committed equal opportunities employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable UK employment law.

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