Advanced Healthcare Scientist (BMS 2) - Inverness
Inverness & North Scotland Blood Donor Centre

Job reference: 000165

Location: Inverness & North Scotland Blood Donor Centre

Job closing date: 03/04/2019

Job posted date: 20/03/2019

Salary: Band 7 (£33,222 - £43,471)

Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment

Job Type: Healthcare Sciences

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Clinical Inverness (Sub-Dept)

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS National Services Scotland

As a major division within the NHS National Services Scotland, the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) plays a vital role not only in the health of the people of Scotland but also on an international scale – through our leading position in new product development, biomedical research and donor services.  Our goal is to maintain the highest standards to patient care whilst remaining internationally competitive.

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen within the Clinical Laboratories in Inverness for a BMS 2 position, and applications are invited from suitably qualified HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists demonstrating continual professional development.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with excellent interpersonal skills with responsibilities to supervise and manage the day-to-day activities, while supporting the Clinical Lab Manager to maintain and develop the Clinical Services Laboratories.

Applicants for the post must have attained an Honours Degree in Biomedical Science or equivalent, acceptable to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and retain registration with that body.  A BMS2 should have further qualifications, eg. MSc level or significant demonstrable experience in a relevant field of work.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

Candidates must have current HCPC registration at the time of applying.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Gillian McCarrol, Regional Head of Service on 0141 433 5849 or email

Further information on NSS is available from:

Closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 3rd April 2019.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and as committed participant in the disability confident scheme, guarantees to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our vacancies


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