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Biomedical Scientist Anticoagulation Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
£30,401 to £37,267pa
02/03/2020 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as; part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored.  We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview


Anticoagulant Dosing and Advisory Service (ADAS)

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Anticoagulation Practitioner

37.5 hours shifts between 08.00 – 18.00 Monday to Friday including Saturdays on rotation.

AFC Band 6 Salary

A vacancy has arisen for a suitably qualified HCPC registered Biomedical scientist to work as an Anticoagulation Specialist in the Anticoagulant Dosing and Advisory service at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals This is a busy service providing anticoagulation dosing advice to 5500 patients across the Fylde coast. The position will involve close liaison with the Biomedical Scientists/Nurses, ADAS support staff and the Haematology medical staff.

ADAS is a near patient testing service providing Anticoagulation dosing advice to patients at community based clinics. You will be part of a multi skilled team of staff, travelling out to GP surgeries and primary care centres to provide blood testing clinic sessions and dosage advice to our patients. We also have involvement with the new anticoagulation drugs, the DOACs, providing a drug and dosage safety check service with comprehensive patient education. The job will involve patient liaison and you will assist in the interface between the medics and pharmacists to ensure that the National Patient Safety Agency guidelines for safer anticoagulant care are followed and audited. The clinic uses Dawn Anticoagulant software to provide dosage advice and the ideal candidate would have some previous experience/knowledge of anticoagulation care. We will provide support for learning development, including supervision and appraisals

When applying for this position, it is essential that you read the job description and person specification. Please use the supporting information space to demonstrate your ability to undertake this role, drawing on your skills, knowledge and experience. We strongly advise any interested party to visit the department, if possible, as this position is not a traditional BMS/HCPC role working within a laboratory.

Please note, people reviewing your application will be seeking evidence that you meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

A full driving license is essential.

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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 information contact Sean O'Brien , Deputy ADAS Manager, on 01253 953161