Head Of Sections Haematology and Blood Transfusion

NHS Highland
Argyll and Bute
BAND 7 £32,974 - £43,471
10 Sep 2018
12 Oct 2018
Job Function
Department Head
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Haematology / Blood Transfusion department in Lorn & Islands Hospital Laboratory for an experienced HPCP registered biomedical scientist as section lead. Candidates will be enthusiastic, outgoing, motivated and innovative, with good organizational skills and well developed communication skills. If you have a degree at Masters level or equivalent in Biomedical Sciences and are HCPC registered we want to hear from you. BBTS certificate in blood transfusion, FIBMS and management qualifications are desirable, as is familiarity with MHRA and ISO15189 standards.

Oban is a busy west coast town surrounded by scenic countryside but only two hours from Glasgow.  It has good rail and road links to the major cities and is also the centre for many island ferries. If you’re keen to combine an excellent, forward thinking and dynamic working environment with fantastic lifestyle opportunities, then our Laboratory has everything you need. 

You will be the lead scientist in haematology and blood transfusion, and you will be expected to rotate within biochemistry and sample reception and participate in the on call out of hours system.  You will be responsible for the updating and formation of procedures and processes, working with the local team and wider NHS Highland laboratory management to prepare the laboratory for accreditation to UKAS ISO 15189 standards.

Informal enquiries to: Mark Robertson, Laboratory Manager,

Tel:  01631 788917, or by email to mark.robertson@nhs.net 

If unavailable then contact Ruth Russell Quality Lead,

Tel:  01631 788917 email r.russell@nhs.net

For more information about  the area of Argyll you can visit the Argyll & Bute Council website: http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/discover

Application packs are available from Resourcing Team, People & Change Department, NHS Highland, Argyll & Bute, Aros, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8LB - Tel 01546 606788 (24 hour answering machine service) or e-mail - recruitment.ab@nhs.net

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by e-mail.  Please check your e-mails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.

Please quote job reference number 18ab/175 in the subject line of your e-mail or enquiry.  

The closing date is 12th October 2018