Biomedical Scientist, Biochemistry & Rotational

NHS Highland

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37.5 HOURS
£30,401 - £38,046

An opportunity has arisen within the biochemistry laboratory for an experienced HCPC registered biomedical scientist. Candidates will be enthusiastic, outgoing, motivated and innovative, with good organisational skills and well developed communication skills. If you have a degree or equivalent in Biomedical sciences, are HCPC registered and have an IBMS Specialist Diploma or equivalent experience in biochemistry, we want to hear from you.

Applicants must be HCPC registered. BMS (Band 5) applicants may apply, however if they have not completed the IBMS specialist portfolio then Annex 21 will be applied until completion. Specialist diploma will be supported in post.

A post with Annex 21 applied is paid a percentage of the fully qualified rate during the period of training as follows:- Year 1: 65% of the pay band maximum; Year 2: 70% of the pay band maximum, Year 3: 75% of the pay band maximum.

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 the Laboratory at Lorn and Islands Hospital has everything you need.

The laboratory is working towards UKAS ISO 15189 accreditation. You will support the lead scientist in biochemistry. You will be expected to rotate within haematology, blood transfusion and sample reception and participate in the on call out of hours system. You will be assisting in the updating and formation of procedures and proceses, working with the team both in Oban and Raigmore to bring the laboratory in line with UKAS ISO 15189 standards.

For more information please contact Mark Robertson, Laboratory manager, Lorn and Islands Hospital. 01631 788917.

For more information about the area of Argyll you can visit the Argyll & Bute Council website:

Application packs are available from Resourcing Team, People & Change, NHS Highland, Argyll & Bute HSCP Kilmory Castle, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8RT - Tel 01546 790064 / 790065 or e-mail -

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