Specialist Healthcare Scientist BMS 1

NHS Forth Valley
11 Jan 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
NHS Forth Valley
Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Area Laboratory Service – Clinical Chemistry

Specialist Healthcare Scientist (BMS 1)

Full-time 37.5 hours per week, permanent

Band 6, Salary: £26,830 – £35,933 per annum
(For newly graduated candidates salary will be paid at Annex U of the A4C Terms and Conditions)

Ref No: 17120807

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 newly graduated applicants who are HCPC registered. Newly graduated 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. For newly graduated candidates, the salary will be paid at Annex U of the A4C Terms and 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 accreditation. A Direct Ordering system has been introduced for Primary and Secondary care and implementation of new equipment through a managed service contract is underway in 2017.

For further details please contact Ali Ahmad, Deputy Department Manager onor Mark Redpath, Consultant Clinical Scientist on. Visits to the department are encouraged.

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

Application forms and job descriptions are available on the NHS Forth Valley Intranet site or by visiting Alternatively by quoting relevant post title and reference number and e-mailing or by telephoning the recruitment answerline on.

Please note, if we have not contacted you within 6 weeks of the post closing, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Closing Date: Monday, 22nd January 2018 at 12 noon

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 onif there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.

NHS Forth Valley Board aims to improve health and healthcare for the people of Forth Valley. In recent years we celebrated the opening of the new Forth Valley Royal Hospital and we are now embarking on a new and exciting chapter of quality improvement as we continue to design and deliver healthcare services fit for the future, with the launch of our new Healthcare Strategy.
For further information on NHS Forth Valley please visit our website where you will find copies of our Healthcare Strategy and Annual Review.