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Band 6 HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientist

Employer
Isle of Man Government
Location
Isle of Man (GB) (IM)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
21 Jan 2022

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We are looking for a Band 6 HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientist to join our small, friendly team within the Biochemistry Department, Noble’s Hospital, in the Isle of Man.

The Biochemistry Department processes a workload of around 800 requests per day, most of which is performed on Roche Cobas Pro analysers (ISE/c503/e801) with CCM track system and pre-analytics (p471/p612), all newly installed in November 2020.

As part of your role, you will carry out clinical scientific and technical duties in the diagnostic laboratory. You’ll perform a wide range of both simple and complex tests that assist in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of a range of illnesses.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Undertaking laboratory investigations
  • Undertaking preventative maintenance on laboratory instruments
  • Undertaking assessments of results from laboratory investigations
  • Maintain and progress quality and training initiatives

We are looking for people who work well within a team and have a patient-focused approach. Experience in quality and point of care would be advantageous.

Additionally, enhanced pay is available through participation in the weekend working rota and out of hours “on-call” following training and competencies.

What can this role offer me?

By joining us you’ll be stepping away from NHS pressures and demands, as the Island’s healthcare system is similar but separate to the UK NHS.

We are a forwarding-thinking Department, and we’re always looking to improve our services to patients and develop our employees.

This role offers you plenty of opportunities for continuous personal and professional development and you’ll also have access to Keyll Daree, our well-resourced education and training centre on site at Noble’s Hospital, as well as the Isle of Man Government Learning, Education and Development (LEaD) prospectus. Free parking is also available on site.

Manx Care is committed to creating smoke-free spaces and is ‘proud to be smoke free’ as part of the overall Isle of Man Smoke Free 2030 ambition. As of April 1st 2021 smoking is no longer permitted on our Manx Care sites. For support and advice on abstinence from smoking, please contact Quit4You on 642404 or Quit4You@gov.im

About the Island and relocating

Here you can enjoy a fantastic quality of life, and an excellent work-life balance! There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities; so if you like walking, mountain biking, sailing or kayaking, you’ll have lots of places to explore!

There are also lots of great cafes, bars and restaurants, and you can enjoy the Island’s real sense of community. The island is well connected to the UK, and you’ll also benefit from low income tax rates (20% maximum rate).

If you are relocating or returning to the Island, you can also benefit from the National Insurance Holiday Scheme, which allows you to apply for a refund on your NI contributions for your 1st year of living here. To see how this scheme could benefit you, and to find out more about relocating to the Isle of Man, visit www.locate.im

A relocation package of up to £7,000 based on receipts is available for this role. Housing Assistance is also available where the Department will pay the difference between your current mortgage/rent bill, and that of your new accommodation on the Isle of Man, up to a maximum of £250 per month. This role also qualifies for a recruitment incentive of £3,000, payable in the 1st, 13th, and 25th months of employment.

How to find out more and apply

For more information please see the attached job description and person specification, alternatively contact Ben Kelly or Charlie Houston on 01624 650661.

A provisional interview date of 15 February 2022 has been set for shortlisted applicants, however this is subject to change.

Applications for this post will be accepted up to midnight of the closing date specified. You’ll need to upload your latest CV to your application, and we recommend that you also include a cover letter that explains your motivations for applying, and that demonstrates your suitability for this post. If you have difficulties applying online please contact the Recruitment Team on 01624 686300 or by email at helpmeapply@gov.im

Additional information

Please note an enhanced with barring police check is required for this post which Manx Care will cover the cost of for you.

Free on-site parking is available at Noble's Hospital. A uniform will also be provided.

Flexible Working

The Isle of Man Public Service is an equal opportunities employer which supports and promotes flexible working. We understand its benefits in improving work-life balance and supporting health and wellbeing and, in its different forms; it is widespread throughout the Public Service. We are happy to discuss part-time or flexible working arrangements, including job share partnerships, for our roles (where possible) and if interested you should discuss this with the Hiring Manager.

Find out more about where a career in the Isle of Man Public Service could take you at hr.gov.im/careers

 

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