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Job reference: 180171
Salary: Band 4 (£27,598 - £30,019)
Job closing date: 12/03/2024
Job Type: Administrative Services
Location: Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Job posted date: 27/02/2024
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Forth Valley
Department: Laboratory Central Specimen Reception

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An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join us to assist the Blood Sciences Department at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. Centrally located in Falkirk with easy access to both Glasgow and Edinburgh, the laboratory is preparing for ISO15189 accreditation. We are looking to strengthen our existing departments and you will be part of the Central Specimen Reception team that contributes to the provision of a safe, effective and efficient Blood Science service for NHS Forth Valley.

The key duties include providing line management, supervision, and support to over 15 Healthcare Scientist support workers and collaborating with the senior Biomedical Scientist (BMS) team to improve sample workflow. In this busy department, the successful candidate must be able to work quickly and with a high degree of accuracy as mistakes may cause incorrect results to be reported. They must be willing to work collaboratively with the laboratory managers, BMS team and support staff. General duties include, devising staff rotas, conducting PDP (Personal Development Plans), maintain staff training and competency in addition to general specimen reception duties. A more detailed description can be found in the Job description.

The post will involve working from 9am to 5pm weekdays, and on occasion evenings and weekends, in line with service requirements, upon completion of successful training.

Applicants should be educated to at least SVQ/NVQ Level 3 and/or have considerable experience in a supervisory or training role, excellent typing/keyboard skills and be IT (Information Technology) literate. Previous experience in a medical laboratory would be desirable. 

Informal enquiries to: Gillian Lowe, Blood Sciences Department Manager email

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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