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Job reference: 171685
Salary: Band 6 (£37,831 - £46,100)
Job closing date: 12/12/2023
Job Type: Healthcare Sciences
Location: Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Job posted date: 28/11/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Forth Valley
Department: Clinical Chemistry Laboratory

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A new opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified, Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered, Specialist Biomedical Scientist with experience working in a Clinical Chemistry laboratory, to join the Clinical Chemistry department based in the Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert.

You are required to hold the IBMS Specialist Diploma in Clinical Chemistry or if you do not have this qualification you will be prepared to complete the portfolio on appointment.

Consideration will be given to applicants who are HCPC registered but lack relevant laboratory experience equivalent to a Specialist Biomedical Scientist- and are willing to undertake the IBMS Portfolio in Clinical Chemistry.

These candidates if successful will be required to complete their Specialist Portfolio and the schedule of in house training provided, within the agreed time scale, prior to progression to Band 6 and the salary will be paid at Annex 21 of the A4C Terms and Conditions.

This post will also be considered as in training position under Annex 21 of the Agenda for Change terms & conditions.

Active participation in CPD and opportunities for further study are supported and encouraged.  You will be employed to work shifts over 7 days which include public holidays, evening, weekend and overnight shifts as required by the needs of the service.

This is a busy, well equipped department providing Clinical Chemistry support to the Acute Hospital, Community Hospitals and General Practice in Forth Valley. The department is working towards ISO15189 assessment.  A Direct Ordering system has been introduced for Primary and Secondary care and the department has recently implemented new equipment through a managed service contract.

For further details please contact Michelle McConnell, Deputy Department Manager on tel. 01324 566762, email -

or Mairi Andrews, Acting Deputy Department Manager on 01324 566781, email -  Visits to the department are encouraged.

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to complete a Standard Police Act Disclosure Scotland Check.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail, therefore please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders) and your Jobtrain account for updates.

NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.  Please contact the Recruitment Office on 0330 041 4694 if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.

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.

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