Advanced Healthcare Science Assistant

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NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able...

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

A vacancy for a full-time advanced healthcare science assistant working in a small laboratory team based in the Photobiology Unit at Ninewells Hospital has arisen.


In this post, you will perform various tasks in the Scottish Cutaneous Porphyria Service laboratory, processing patient samples and maintaining electronic and written records. The post-holder will be responsible for carrying out a defined set of protocol-driven laboratory procedures to prepare specimens for testing as well as monitoring and maintaining stocks of laboratory reagents and consumables. Excellent communication skills are essential for this post to maintain excellent working relationships with colleagues from various disciplines. 


The post is graded at Band 3, and consideration will be given to applicants with excellent IT skills, numeracy and scientific knowledge.


Work hours are 37.5 per week, delivered Monday to Friday from 0830 to 1630.


Written approval must be sought from your line manager if you are applying for this post as a secondment.  You will be required to bring this if shortlisted for an interview. 


You must comply with the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers in Scotland throughout your employment.  Information on the Healthcare Support Worker Regulations can be found on the NHS Tayside microsite on Staffnet>Our Websites>Healthcare Support Workers.


Hours of work are 37.5 per week.


Informal enquiries to Vicky McGuire, Clinical Scientist, telephone 01382 740074 ext. 34409


Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.

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