Senior Biomedical Scientist

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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.

This is an opportunity for an experienced HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist to work in a busy department which provides a full range of clinical and diagnostic services to NHS Tayside. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work in the Bacteriology section of the Medical Microbiology Laboratory at Ninewells Hospital, who undertake 300,000 investigations per annum.


We are looking for a senior member of staff who can demonstrate team spirit and initiative. Previous post registration experience in an NHS or equivalent diagnostic laboratory is essential. You will be working in a modern, progressive and well equipped and fully computerised laboratory. Post qualification professional development is encouraged and supported. On attaining appropriate competences you will also join the roster for the Out of Hours sessions which include Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, backshifts and on-call.


Applicant must have or be working towards FIBMS/MSc in Microbiology or equivalent achievement. The Department is approved by the Institute of Biomedical Science and NHS Education Scotland as a training laboratory.Applicants must have HCPC registration and have completed an IBMS specialist portfolio in an appropriate subject or an equivalent qualification recognized by the IBMS. Candidates must be  able to work as part of a team. Saturdays are worked as part of the normal roster. On attaining appropriate competences you will also join the roster for the Out of Hours sessions which include Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, backshifts and on-call.


The Department is approved by the Institute of Biomedical Science and NHS Education Scotland as a training laboratory. The department has UKAS accreditation to ISO 15189 standards.


Informal visits are actively encouraged: enquiries to: Marilyn Clark, Service Manager Bacteriology Tel 01382 632827 or Elizabeth Aguero, Senior Biomedical Scientist Tel 01382 658611

Hours of work are: 37 per week.


NHS Scotland is reducing their full-time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay. This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff. This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours. However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37-hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Recruiting Board.


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

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