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Senior Biomedical Scientist - Blood Transfusion

Employer
Isle of Man Government
Location
Isle of Man (GB) (IM)
Salary
£40,329 - £53,017 per annum
Closing date
18 May 2022
Reference
MCX-014410

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Sector
Haematology
Job Function
Biomedical Scientist
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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About the role and our team

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Biomedical Scientist to join the Isle of Man Blood Bank which incorporates the Isle of Man Blood Transfusion Service.

Rotating through the donor and hospital sides of the laboratory, you will take daily responsibility for your section and any junior staff therein. You will ensure that all investigations and processes are carried out in an accurate and timely manner whilst also ensuring compliance with national guidelines and directives as well as performing in accordance with local SOPs and policies.

As a Senior Biomedical Scientist you will work closely with other members of the Pathology and Donor teams and will take a lead in quality assurance tasks as directed by the Blood Transfusion manager.

Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Performing a comprehensive range of routine and specialist Transfusion analyses
  • Improving the current departmental audit schedule
  • Forward planning within the Department to meet UKAS accreditation and MHRA standards
  • Updating SOPs and delegating review tasks appropriately
  • Using your knowledge and interpersonal skills to provide specialist advice and guidance to our service users and the clinical Haematology team

This is a great opportunity for a dynamic and forward-thinking Biomedical Scientist with a strong track record in the field of blood transfusion, who would like to develop their career further as a Senior Biomedical Scientist for the Blood Transfusion services on the Island.

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.

This role offers a rewarding, unique and diverse range of challenges that come with an island setting. 

As we are a forwarding thinking Department, we're always looking to improve our services to patients; employee development is a major part of this.

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, as well as the fantastic range of fully funded courses we support. Free parking is also available.

You will have the opportunity to participate in our multidisciplinary on call rota, following suitable training and assessment, for which you will receive additional renumeration. There is also a 7 day working rota system for weekend working which also attracts an additional pay allowance.

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 & DHSC sites, including nursing, residential and EMI units around the Island. For support and advice on abstinence from smoking, please contact Quit4You on 642404 or Quit4You@gov.im.

To find out more about the benefits you can enjoy by working with us, download our benefits guide from the bottom of the advert.

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).

To find out more about the Island and the lifestyle you could enjoy here, take a look at Locate Isle of Man’s guide to moving to the Isle of Man here.

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. To find out more about our relocation package, download the leaflet below.

How to find out more and apply

For more information please see the attached job description and person specification, alternatively contact Andy Quirk, Chief Biomedical Scientist, on 01624 650630.

A provisional interview date of 14 June 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

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

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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