You would join a friendly team of Biomedical Scientists and support staff and would be responsible for the day to day processing and validation of results from patient samples: blood, urine, faeces, tissue biopsies, CSF and other body fluids in specialist and routine laboratory sections in Biochemistry using a range of scientific measurements and technical procedures. The department has a number of highly specialised areas including the Scottish Trace Element and Micronutrient Diagnostic and Research Laboratory (STEMDRL).
You will provide advice to clinicians and other healthcare staff as to appropriateness of tests and time-scales. You will be responsible for your own work and use specialist
training to operate complex equipment and solve problems.
State registration with the HCPC is mandatory for this post along with a BSc Honours degree in Biomedical Science or equivalent, which is acceptable for HCPC registration. It is desirable that you have formal evidence of specialist knowledge of a range of discipline specific procedures and evidence of continuing professional
development, for example, a specialist portfolio of development, attendance at specialist courses, training on new instrumentation and learning through reflective
practice. It is essential that you can evidence your continuing professional development and you should have effective written, organisational, verbal and
effective keyboard/IT skills.
This is a permanent 37.5 hours post; these hours will be worked on a 24/7 cover (shifts).You must be prepared to work extended hours, out of hours, shift arrangements and weekend work.
The department is fully committed to continued professional and personal development and will support the successful applicant in achieving their full potential.
Candidates without a specialist portfolio may be considered for appointment under AFC Annex 21 terms and conditions.
Carol-Ann Devine, Healthcare Scientist Manager – Core Biochemistry on 0141 242 9558 or email Carol-Ann.Devine@ggc.scot.nhs.uk
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde encourages applications from all sections of the community. We promote a culture of inclusion across the organisation and are proud of the diverse workforce we have.
Details on how to contact the Recruitment Service can be found within the Candidate Information Pack