Service Manager- Virology
an exciting opportunity to join NHS Tayside
This is an opportunity for an experienced HCPC registered Healthcare scientist to work in a busy department which provides a full range of clinical and diagnostic services to NHS Tayside and NE Fife and South Grampian.
The Microbiology Department is based at Ninewells Hospital, a large Teaching hospital and Medical School, in Dundee
We are looking for a member of staff that can demonstrate team spirit, initiative, flexibility and enthusiasm and have proven ability to support further development of the service. You will work with a considerable degree of autonomy and have the responsibility for providing professional, scientific and technical leadership, and will be managing a team of senior BMS staff.
This postholder manages the discipline of Virology within the Microbiology department at Ninewells to deliver a virology service to ISO accreditation standards. The department also holds IBMS Training lab approval until 2020. The postholder will also be expected to liaise closely with the Bacteriology Service Manager as well as Blood Sciences Associate Service Managers, and also to support the training of all grades of laboratory staff.
The management of Virology is based within the lab block in Ninewells Hospital in a state of the art specialist laboratory with Real-time PCR using BioMerieux Easymag and ABI 7500 thermocyclers, TMA using Hologic Panther, DiaSorin Liaison, VIDAS.
The Virology lab also analyses samples in Blood Sciences using the Centaur analyser assays automation with an Aptio/ Impeco track and CentraLink software with cross discipline working.
As the postholder you will be expected to work closely with other Service Managers to ensure continued UKAS accreditation; this post does not involve Out of Hours working, but may include some weekend, early evening and Public Holiday management duties.
You must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and must possess a M.Sc. or FIBMS with either the IBMS Specialist portfolio, or at least 5 years post registration laboratory experience and have worked at BMS Band 7 [Senior BMS] in a Microbiology laboratory discipline.
Informal enquiries to: Chris Hind, Clinical Laboratory Manager,
Tel (DD) or 660111 Ext 36718
Informal visits are actively encouraged
Hours of work are: 37.5 per week
You will be working in a state of the art core laboratory with a range of analysers.
NHS Tayside is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.
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