Special Biomedical Scientist

NHS Lothian
11 Jan 2018
12 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
NHS Lothian University Hospital Trust

Department of Laboratory Medicine

Blood Science Specialist Biomedical Scientist (Band 6)

Blood Sciences (Haematology / BTS)

Full - Time (37.5hrs) Permanent Post

This is an opportunity for a HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist with IBMS portfolio in Blood Science or specialist portfolio in Haematology/BTS (or equivalent) to join our NHS Lothian team of Specialist Biomedical Scientist.

Candidates with HCPC registration and sufficient laboratory experience at Biomedical Scientist level in Blood Science or Haematology/BTS will be considered for the Band 6 post.

Candidates with HCPC registration - who lack relevant laboratory experience equivalent to a Specialist Biomedical Scientist- and are willing to undertake the IBMS Portfolio in Blood Sciences or Haematology/BTS will also be considered for this post under Agenda for Change Annexe U.

There are 3 acute hospitals within NHS Lothian. Blood Science Laboratory Services are provided from Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Western General Hospital and St John's Livingston. Your training base will be agreed at interview.

Our ideal candidate will have experience working in a Laboratory Medicine Laboratory as a specialist BMS in Haematology/BTS or Blood Sciences.

After suitable training the successful candidate will be required after competency review to undertake 24/7 duties in the Blood Science laboratories on any of the NHSL Blood Science Laboratories.

Working hours are 37.5 per week average including evenings weekends and overnight working when suitably trained.

Further information available from

John Connolly -

Robyn Gunn -