Healthcare Scientist - Deputy Head of Stem Cells and Immunotherapies (SCI) Department

NHS Blood and Transplant

Location: Filton, Bristol

Looking for a rewarding role in which you can directly influence patient care? Then read on...

You’ll play a key role in saving lives as you manage the day-to-day activities of the laboratory section dealing with stem cell and immunotherapy service provision. It’s a unique chance to use your high specialised knowledge of transplants, transfusions, stem cells and immunotherapy. You will be responsible for performing, analysing, interpreting and documenting routine and complex investigations while managing the standard of work and quality of results produced within the department. This will include overseeing the processing of stem and other cells for transplantation. This senior role will also see you advising scientific colleagues and clinicians on the clinical significance of test results.

An enthusiastic and motivational mentor for the healthcare scientists within the team, you will bring extensive experience of working in a stem cell laboratory together with in-depth knowledge of transfusion and transplantation science. This will be evidenced by HCPC registration plus a post-graduate qualification or significant equivalent experience together with a professional qualification.  Your management skills will include target setting, performance review, staff selection and training. You’ll also have the communication skills to explain the work of the department to groups of visitors and convey complicated concepts to non-clinicians.

Our dedicated team collects, tests, stores and delivers blood, plasma and tissue to every NHS Trust in England and North Wales, as well as matching, allocating and analysing organ donations UK wide. As an essential service, we’re committed to positive transformation and are currently embarking on an ambitious programme of change.

This is an excellent opportunity to take your management skills to the next level, and in doing so enabling people in need to benefit from life-saving operations and treatments. Put simply, a chance to improve patients’ lives - and yours.

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Closing date: Sunday 23 October 2016.

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