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Clinical Biochemistry Service Manager

NHS Ayrshire & Arran
University Hospital Crosshouse, Crosshouse, Kilmarnock
Band 8B (£67,285 - £71,978)
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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Clinical Biochemistry Service Manager

Job Reference: 186312

Hours: 37hrs over 7 days, no shifts, mostly Monday to Friday, between 0800 and 1700, but some weekend working may be required. Part time or job share will not be considered.

Who we are:

NHS Ayrshire and Arran is one of 14 territorial NHS Boards within NHS Scotland.

Our purpose:

Working together to achieve the healthiest life possible for everyone in Ayrshire and Arran.

What you will do:

We are looking for an enthusiastic Healthcare professional with extensive experience who understands the changing needs and can represent the Clinical Biochemistry Service going forward. This is a senior management role within Diagnostic Services and you will be expected to manage all aspects of the day to day laboratory operations, staffing, contracting and finances.

As Biochemistry Manager – Head of Service you will have responsibility for operational management of the Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory IT services across Ayrshire and Arran, combined with responsibility for developing the strategic direction and implementing change within the Service.

You will advise the general manager and clinical lead on service improvement, manage highly specialist investigations and be responsible for the standard and quality of results for the service. You will also provide expert advice, coordinate training of the scientific staff, maintain and promote the professional image of the Biochemistry department.

Knowledge, training and/or experience required to do the job:

With current HCPC registration, you will be qualified to MSc level or equivalent, with extensive experience of managing a laboratory or as a Section Manager/Chief Biomedical Scientist with highly developed specialist knowledge and skills from working in Clinical Biochemistry. You will also need to have well developed communication, teamwork, effective staff management, leadership skills and a formal post graduate management qualification or equivalent experience.

Highly organised, you will have experience of Quality Management Systems and change management. An ability to recognise and implement quality, efficiency and productivity opportunities to enable service change and development, together with experience of financial/budgetary management would also be desirable for this role.

Our service has a reputation for being innovative and forward thinking with extensive use of our scientific workforce. The post will appeal to suitably qualified persons who are looking for a stimulating and challenging career. We offer a professional environment where staff are encouraged to contribute and supported to develop services that put patient quality and safety first.

If you want to find out more about the role, please contact Debbi McEwan, General Manager – Diagnostics on 01563 825330 or

Closing date: 23 June 2024.


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