Transfusion Support Assistant

Job reference: 004413

Location: Edinburgh

Job closing date: 06/09/2019

Job posted date: 23/08/2019

Salary: Band 3 (£19,945 - £21,947)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery

Hours of work: 18.75

Department: SNBTS Donor Services (Sub-Dept)

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS National Services Scotland

As a vital part of NHSScotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s mission is to enable and support the delivery of better health and better care, working in partnership. We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care.  As a major division within the NHS National Services Scotland the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) plays a vital role not only in the health of the people of Scotland but also on an international scale through our leading position in new product development biomedical research and donor / clinical services. Our goal is to maintain the highest standards of patient care whilst remaining internationally competitive.

The SNBTS Transfusion Team promotes the safe, effective and appropriate use of blood across NHS Scotland.  We are currently seeking a Transfusion Support Assistant (TSA) to provide a high level of office administration services within the East Transfusion Team. The TSA performs an administrative support role for a regional team of 4 transfusion practitioners covering NHS Lothian, NHS Borders and NHS Fife. The role will be based in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh although travel within the region and on occasion across Scotland may be required.
Available Posts:  
Base    WTE / Hours per week
Edinburgh    0.5 / 18.75 hrs

You should have proven experience in a similar role and have good verbal and written communication skills. Along with well-developed organisational abilities and a flexible approach to working, an in-depth knowledge of all Microsoft Office packages is required e.g. Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel. You should also possess accurate minute taking skills. An ability to work well within a team is essential.
Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Danny McGee, Senior Practitioner on 0131 314 5635.
The successful candidate must comply with the Mandatory Induction Standards and with the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers. (where appropriate)

Closing date for completed applications is 6th September 2019

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).


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