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Associate Transfusion Practitioner

Band 6

Main area
Pathology Management
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
309-MB643-TB
Site
Pathology Management
Town
London
Salary
£36,481 - £44,044 per annum inclusive
Closing
26/06/2019 23:59

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

Associate Transfusion Practitioner

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

We want you to come to UCLH, and stay at UCLH, because our success starts with you. All of our staff has been involved in developing our values. We believe that they make UCLH a better place for patients and staff alike.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Many of our services operate from new or newly refurbished facilities including the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre which opened in 2012. So why join UCLH…?

We have a reputation as a centre of clinical excellence

Our hospitals are in great central London locations

We have new facilities and state-of-the-art medical technology

We have a wide range of career opportunities that we can offer

For the previous three years, UCLH has been in the top 20% of all NHS Trusts for the overall staff engagement score in the NHS Staff Survey.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

An opportunity has arisen to join the Transfusion Practitioner Team at UCLH Foundation Trust. We are looking to appoint an experienced, dynamic nurse or biomedical scientist, with a strong interest in training. You must have significant post registration experience of blood & blood product transfusion practice, in the clinical or transfusion laboratory setting.

This position requires a flexible, confident individual who can demonstrate excellent communication & interpersonal skills. You will be expected to liaise with all levels of staff involved in the transfusion process. The ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team is essential.

This post has a Trust wide remit which includes; transfusion education / training of clinical staff, risk management and clinical audit. The post holder will also be involved in the provision of transfusion advice and support the implementation of projects, designed to improve the safety of transfusion practice at UCLH. Together with the Hospital Transfusion Team, you will be promoting awareness of the current regulatory and statutory requirements that impact on transfusion practice & support the delivery of measures to ensure compliance. Appropriate experience is required, but additional training will be provided.

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All candidates for posts at UCLH are required to complete our values assessment.

In the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert, please follow the link to the UCLH Values Assessment Tool. Once you have completed the assessment and scored highly enough, you will receive a certificate number. In order to start your application, you must copy and paste (do not type) your certificate number into your application form when requested.

The certificate covers all applications you make to UCLH for 6 months - you do not need to take the test for each job application you make. After 6 months you may complete the assessment again. If you have lost your certificate number, you can have a reminder sent to your email address by accessing the Values Assessment Certificate Number Reminder tool in the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details / informal visits contact: For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit, please contact Zeynab Jeewa, Senior Transfusion Practitioner on direct dial 0203 447 5457 or Email: zeynab.jeewa@nhs.net

Alternative contacts are: Lubna Awas, Transfusion Practitioner on Email: Lubna.Awas@nhs.net or Chris Steward, Transfusion Practitioner on Email: chris.steward@nhs.net