NHS Shetland

Biomedical Scientist Specialist and Deputy Laboratory Manager- Haematology/Transfusion

NHS Shetland
Shetland Islands
£45,446- £51,883 per annum plus Distant Island Allowance of £1,841 per annum
03 Jul 2019
12 Aug 2019
Job Function
Biomedical Scientist
Contract Type
Full Time

Biomedical Scientist Specialist and Deputy Laboratory Manager- Haematology/Transfusion (Ref: IRC21325)

required for the Shetland Islands to provide services to the mainland population and the outlying islands - are you interested in practising in an area of outstanding natural beauty?

Fixed Term Contract (until June 2021) - Band 8A role
Salary in range £45,446- £51,883 per annum plus Distant Island Allowance of £1,841 per annum
Excellent relocation package of up to £8,000

NHS Shetland has an opening for a Deputy Laboratory Manager and Head of Haematology/Transfusion to join the team in the Laboratory, a purpose built facility in the Gilbert Bain Hospital, Lerwick. Serving a population of circa 24k and processing circa 100k samples per annum. The laboratory has a close working partnership with Grampian University Healthcare Trust in Aberdeen and NHS Orkney.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary clinical diagnostic team offering a service to our small, remote and rural 51 bedded hospital and 10 health centres, you effectively run the day to day operations of Shetland Laboratory, ensure compliance with MHRA and supervise the Haematology area. As a rural remote lab there is plenty of opportunity to learn multi-discipline pathology alongside the “island medics”.

Registered as a Biomedical Scientist with the HCPC, you will have an appropriate degree or equivalent experience suitable for MHRA compliance and Deputy Laboratory Manager role. Band appointment will be based on previous experience. After training, you will be required to participate in the multi-disciplinary out of hours roster, and lone working on rostered weekend days.

Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work. Shetland offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland. To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to www.shetland.org

For further information on the post please contact Robert Wardrop, Laboratory Manager on 01595 743041 rwardrop@nhs.net

Closing date:                 12th August 2019

Interview date:              TBA end of August

For more information and to apply:

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