Biomedical Scientist (Band 5) / Specialist Biomedical Scientist (Band 6) – NHS Scotland – Kilmarnock

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In support of our core purpose of Working together to achieve the healthiest life possible for everyone in Ayrshire and Arran we are committed to a culture that is Caring Safe and Respectful. The post holder is required to work collaboratively in a safe, caring and respectful way.



£33,072-£40,726 (Agenda for Change Band 6)

£26,104-£32,915 (Agenda for Change Band 5)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified HCPC registered, Specialist Biomedical Scientist with experience working in Cellular Pathology.

The successful candidate will join our busy department based at Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock, within the Area Laboratories for NHS Ayrshire and Arran. The department handles approximately 30,000 requests, 33 thousand biopsy samples and 70 thousand blocks of tissue annually. We also provide a full mortuary and autopsy service to the hospitals, community and Procurator Fiscal; Pathology services for the South West Scotland Breast Screening Service; and technical support for the Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) service. We have also recently implemented digital pathology.

You should be an enthusiastic and motivated individual, with an IBMS accredited Honours Degree and Specialist Diploma in Cellular Pathology or experience working at specialist level. The post is fully rotational through each of our laboratories (Histology, Cytology and Immunocytochemistry) and you will receive thorough training and gain experience in a wide range of techniques and morphological skill. Active participation in CPD and opportunities for further study are both supported and encouraged.

Consideration will also be given to candidates who possess an IBMS accredited Honours degree in Biomedical Science or a newly qualified Biomedical Scientist (Band 5) who would receive full specialised training and be expected to complete the IBMS registration portfolio and/or the Specialist Diploma in Cellular Pathology. On successful completion of this diploma the post would progress to Band 6, specialist status.

Hours: 37.5 per week, over 5 days.

For informal enquires contact Patricia Graham

Applications are welcome from UK, EEA and non-EEA candidates.

EU Settlement Scheme – EU, EEA or Swiss nationals are strongly encouraged to join the EU Settlement Scheme prior to 30th June 2021. As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to produce proof of your EU Settlement status from 1st July 2021 to demonstrate your Right to Work in the United Kingdom. Further information: Existing employees may be asked to provide evidence of their EU Settlement Status from 1st July 2021.

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