Salary 30,401 - 38,046 (plus on-call)

We are seeking an enthusiastic, self motivated Biomedical Scientist or Trainee Biomedical Scientist who holds or willing to work towards HCPC registration. The post holder must also hold or willing to work towards a Specialist Portfolio or equivalent experience in one of the blood sciences.

Caithness and Sutherland is an area steeped in history with unspoiled natural beauty and opportunities for many outdoor pursuits. There are good links to Inverness, Orkney and the Highlands.

The laboratory forms part of the recently developed NHS Highland Area Blood Sciences service. It processes in excess of 50,000 requests per annum covering haematology, biochemistry and blood transfusion. Requests come from the Rural General Hospital, the Community Hospitals, and GP Surgeries in Caithness and East Sutherland. The successful candidate will be expected to rotate through all areas of the laboratory, often without direct supervision, and participate in the non-residential on-call service. This post is graded Band 5 or 6, under the NHS Agenda for Change grading system. The salary scale for a band 5 post is:- 24,670 to 30,742 (with effect from 01 April 2019) The salary scale for a band 6 post is:- 30,401 to 38,046 per annum.

They will gain experience in at least one of the blood sciences, and a working knowledge of the theory and practice of a UKAS accredited blood sciences laboratory (ISO 15189). Experience of cross discipline working would be an advantage, although some training can be given to allow successful applicants to participate in the on-call service.

This is a full-time post of 37.5 hours per week, plus on-call on completion of HCPC Registration and training.

Relocation package will be available to the successful candidate and temporary accommodation may also be available.

Informal enquiries would be welcomed by Johan Campbell, Rural General Hospital Laboratory Manager, Tel: 01955-880267, email or Pam Garbe, Rural General Hospital Manager, Tel: 01955-880279, email

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Recruitment team can be contacted by e-mail or telephoning 01955 880403.

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

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: Friday 28th February 2020.