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Advanced Biomedical Scientist (Microbiology)

NHS Orkney
Orkney Islands
Band 7 (£46,244 - £53,789)
Closing date
7 Jan 2024

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Job Function
Advanced Biomedical Scientist
Contract Type
Full Time

Job reference: 165824
Salary: Band 7 (£46,244 - £53,789)
Job closing date: 07/01/2024
Job Type: Healthcare Sciences
Location: The Balfour
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Job posted date: 01/11/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Orkney
Department: Laboratory

Biomedical Scientist (Microbiology)

The Balfour

Band 7 £46,244 - £53,789 including Distant Islands Allowance per annum

Full time 37.5 hours per week


Relocation assistance may be available for this position depending on eligibility.

An opportunity has arisen for an Advanced Microbiology Biomedical Scientist to work with the enthusiastic and motivated Laboratory team at The Balfour in Orkney.

The post holder will be accountable to the Laboratory Manager, working with the laboratory team to provide Orkney patients with the highest level of diagnosis and treatment. They will be required to carry out a broad range of routine laboratory diagnostic and molecular investigations.

Applications are required to have extensive post-qualification Microbiology experience within a routine diagnostic laboratory with expert knowledge of routine diagnostic procedures.

They will be Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered, with an Honours Degree or equivalent experience suitable for registration as a Member or Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (MIBMS or FIBMS).. The post holder will be expected to assist in training for laboratory and non-laboratory personnel as and when required, e.g. MLA staff, junior Medical and Nursing staff.

NHS Orkney is the smallest territorial health board with a vision to “Be the best remote and rural care provider in the UK” and a career with us means becoming a vital contributor in protecting the health and lives of Orkney’s residents.

Orkney is an archipelago of over 70 beautiful islands, 17 of which are inhabited, lying off the northern coast of Scotland, between John O’Groats and the Shetland Isles. Orkney is a wonderful place to live and work and offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, good leisure facilities, unique wildlife, and amazing scenery, whilst the excellent ferry and air connections make travel to the Scottish mainland relatively easy. The isles have been settled since the Neolithic period providing a rich archaeological history to be explored as well as many outdoor pursuits, including diving in Scapa Flow, kayaking, walking, cycling, bird watching, and many more. Orcadian culture is rich, with music and arts and crafts well represented, and the St Magnus Music Festival in June is internationally renowned.

To find out more about living and working in Orkney go to: or Further information on NHS Orkney can be found at

For further information please contact Lorna Wilson, Laboratory Manager, on 01856 888952 or email

This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland check.

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