NHS Shetland

Senior Biomedical Scientist Transfusion/Haematology &

NHS Shetland
Shetland Islands
Band 7 - Salary Range £39,300 - £46,006 per annum
10 Nov 2020
09 Dec 2020
Job Function
Biomedical Scientist
Contract Type
Full Time

Full Time – 37.5 hours per week plus on-call
Band 7 - Salary Range £39,300 - £46,006 per annum
Plus Distant Islands Allowance of £1,895 per annum
Relocation Assistance of up to £8000 available

NHS Shetland has an exciting new opportunity for a Biomedical Scientist to lead on Blood Transfusion and Haematology and additionally to lead the Quality team. You would be joining a friendly and dynamic Laboratory team in its purpose built facility in the Gilbert Bain Hospital, Lerwick. Serving a population of circa 24k and processing circa 100k samples per annum, the laboratory has a close working partnership with SNBTS and NHS Grampian.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team offering a service to our small, remote and rural 63-bedded hospital and 10 health centres, you will act in a dual capacity to provide leadership and expertise to the Blood Transfusion and Haematology sections of the laboratory, plus be responsible for the delivery of an effective Quality Management System. 

A  HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist, you will have relevant post graduate qualifications or equivalent experience suitable for registration as a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences. Once trained you will be required to participate in the multi-disciplinary on-call roster.

Rise to the challenge and enjoy the opportunity - Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work.  Shetland offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland.  To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to www.shetland.org

For an informal discussion, please contact Laboratory Manager, Sam Willis on 01595 743041

Closing date: 09/12/2020

Interview date: 06/01/2021

For more information and to apply:

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