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Advanced Biomedical Scientist (Haematology) and Quality Lead

NHS Orkney
Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
£46,244 - £53,789
Closing date
15 Apr 2024

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Job Function
Advanced Biomedical Scientist
Contract Type
Full Time

Advanced Biomedical Scientist (Haematology) and Quality Lead

Location: The Balfour

Salary: £46,244 - £53,789

Contract: Permanent – Full Time

An opportunity has arisen for a Biomedical Scientist to work as part of the Laboratory team as a Haematology/Quality Lead in Balfour Hospital, Kirkwall 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 investigations, and after appropriate training will use a range of analysers and technical procedures to process patient samples. Maintaining the Quality Management System will form an important part of the role and they will act as laboratory liaison with the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service.

Applications are required to have extensive post-qualification Haematology/Blood Transfusion experience within a routine diagnostic laboratory with expert knowledge of routine diagnostic procedures and a good working knowledge of the maintenance of IQA and EQA systems. 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 participate in the Multidisciplinary out -of- hours rota after appropriate training. 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.

Orkney lies off the northern coast of Scotland, between John O’Groats and the Shetland Isles. The total population is approximately 22,000 with most people living on the Mainland. Kirkwall, the capital, with a population of 7,500, it is the administrative centre of Orkney with a good mix of shops, supermarkets, and businesses. Orkney is a wonderful place to live and work and has been voted the happiest place to live in the UK, offering excellent schools, good leisure facilities, low crime and pollution, unique wildlife, and amazing scenery. The excellent ferry and air connections make travel to the Scottish mainland, Shetland, and even Norway quite easy. There is 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.

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

This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland check.

Closing date: 15 April 2024.

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