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Head of Section Biochemistry
Head of Section Biochemistry
LORN & ISLANDS HOSPITAL, OBAN
37.5 HOURS (PLUS ON CALL)
£37,570 - £44,688
CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO BAND 6 LEADING TO BAND 7
£30,401 - £38,046
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Biochemistry department in Lorn & Islands Hospital Laboratory for an experienced HPCP registered biomedical scientist as section lead. Candidates will be enthusiastic, outgoing, motivated and innovative, with good organizational skills and well developed communication skills.
Band 7. If you have a degree at Masters level or equivalent in Biomedical Sciences - Biochemistry, and are HCPC registered we want to hear from you. FIBMS and management qualifications are desirable, as is familiarity ISO15189 standards.
Band 6. If you have a Degree or equivalent in Biomedical Sciences and a Specialist Diploma in biochemistry, and are HCPC registered we also want to hear from you. There will be an expectation to develop into the Band 7 post while being supported through qualification. A band 6 pay scale would be applied until suitable qualification and experience gained.
Oban is a busy west coast town surrounded by scenic countryside but only two hours from Glasgow. It has good rail and road links to the major cities and is also the centre for many island ferries. If you’re keen to combine an excellent, forward thinking and dynamic working environment with fantastic lifestyle opportunities, then our Laboratory has everything you need.
You will be the lead scientist in Biochemistry, and you will be expected to rotate within Haematology, blood transfusion and sample reception and participate in the on call out of hours system. You will be responsible for the updating and formation of procedures and processes, working with the local team and wider NHS Highland laboratory management to prepare the laboratory for accreditation to UKAS ISO 15189 standards.
Informal enquiries to: Mark Robertson, Laboratory Manager, Tel, or by email to If unavailable then contact Ruth Russell Quality Lead, Telemail
For more information about the area of Argyll you can visit the Argyll & Bute Council website:
Application packs are available from Resourcing Team, People & Change Department, NHS Highland, Argyll & Bute, Aros, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8LB - Tel (24 hour answering machine service) or e-mail -
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by e-mail. Please check your e-mails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.
Please quote job reference number 19ab/107 in the subject line of your e-mail or enquiry.
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