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Biomedical Scientist – Microbiology job in Shetland

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Shetland , Highlands and Islands
Job Ref IRC16966
Post Code ZE1 0LA
Gremista, Lerwick ZE1 0PX, UK (Show on map)
Main Category Allied Health Professional jobs
Subcategory Other Allied Health Professional jobs
Additional Options Band 6
Contract Type Permanent Full-Time
Salary Band 6: £28,050 - £37,010 per annum
Hours per week 37.5
Employer Type Direct Employer
Attached File 16966 JD.pdf

Biomedical Scientist – Microbiology (Ref: IRC16966)

An opportunity to work with the Island Medics

Full Time Band 6 role - Salary Range Band 6: £28,050 - £37,010 per annum

plus Distant Island Allowance of £1,738 per annum

Excellent relocation package of up to £8,000

NHS Shetland has an opportunity for a Biomedical Scientist with Microbiology expertise to join the team in the Laboratory, a purpose built facility in the Gilbert Bain Hospital, Lerwick. Serving a population of circa 24k and processing circa 100k samples per annum. The laboratory has close working partnerships with Grampian University Healthcare Trust in Aberdeen and NHS Orkney.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary clinical diagnostic team offering a service to our small, remote and rural 63 bedded hospital and 10 health centres, you will act in a dual capacity of mainly working in Microbiology (backing up the Band 7 post) but also covering areas in Blood Science. Training will be provided if you do not possess the blood science skills already.

Registered as a Biomedical Scientist with the HCPC, you will have an honours degree or equivalent experience suitable for registration with the Institute of Biomedical Sciences. Once trained, you will be required to participate in the multi-disciplinary out of hours roster, including lone working at weekends.

Take a sea change and enjoy the opportunity - Shetland is a wonderful place to live and work. Shetland offers low pollution, low crime, excellent schools, great leisure facilities, unique wildlife and amazing scenery, whilst still only a short flight away from the UK mainland. To find out more about living and working in Shetland go to

For further information on the post please contact Robert Wardrop, Laboratory Manager on 01595 743041

Closing date: 12th August 2018

Interviews will be held in Shetland week commencing: 27th August 2018

For more information and to apply:

Internal Applicants: if you are currently working for NHS Shetland (including Bank Members) you must apply via the e:ESS website link:

For details of your e:ESS login for the above link please contact Laura Pottinger on 01595 743031 or email

External Applicants: ie if you are NOT currently an NHS Shetland employeeor registered on our Bank, you must apply via the following e:ESS website link:-

If you require assistance or encounter any technical issues with your application, please e-mail support at including the vacancy reference number and “NHS Shetland” in the subject line.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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