Assistant Practitioner Blood Sciences

NHS Lothian
Edinburgh, Midlothian
14 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
NHS Lothian University Hospital Trust

Department of Laboratory Medicine

Assistant Practitioner Healthcare Scientist (Band 4)

Blood Sciences (Haematology & Biochemistry)

Permanent Post (initial base RIE)

This is an opportunity for a suitably qualified individual with relevant Biomedical Science experience (such as Advanced Biomedical Support worker) and relevant Biomedical Science qualification (e.g. HNC HND Foundation level Science Degree) to work in NHS Lothian Department of Laboratory Medicine Blood Science Laboratories. This post will enable the Department of Laboratory Medicine to develop a sustainable Blood Science Laboratory model across all hospital sites

The Department of Laboratory Medicine has ambitious training plans to facilitate Blood Science laboratories on all NHS Lothian acute hospital sites and is recruiting staff to undertake these new challenging roles with training in both Haematology & Clinical Biochemistry.

The Department of Laboratory Medicine is extensively modernising the Blood Science laboratories and re-modelling the skill-mix and training of laboratory staff.

As a Band 4 Assistant Practitioner Healthcare Scientist you will be trained in all aspects of the automated Blood Science laboratories. You may be required following suitable training to cover the 24/7 laboratory service. This post has an initial base at RIE but you may be required to work in the Blood Science Laboratories on other sites (Western General Hospital St John's Hospital Royal Hospital for Sick Children).

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

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