Biomedical Scientist (Specialist or non-specialist)

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Full-time, Permanent

Salary scales: Band 6: £30,401 - £38,046

Band 5: £24,670 - £30,742

Ideally we require HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists to join our friendly, dedicated and professional team providing a high quality Cellular Pathology service for NHS Highland. However candidates with an IBMS Registration Portfolio/Certificate of Competence assessment date pending or candidates working towards HCPC registration may be considered, and successful candidates will be given the opportunity to complete the Specialist Diploma in Cellular Pathology. The post is based at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness.

The department is well-equipped, and offers experience in all aspects of routine histology, including diagnostic non-gynaecological cytology, frozen sections and immunohistochemistry using the Leica Bond III system. This role will include specimen dissection, renal biopsy collection and Andrology. The work is also of high complexity due to the unique location of the hospital handling specimens from a very wide geographic area including the Western Isles. The department handles over 17,000 requests per annum and 24,000 specimens. The busy immunocytochemistry section handles over 16,000 requests per annum using a wide range of antibodies.

For potential applicants that may be looking for a change of lifestyle, The Highlands offers the ultimate countryside lifestyle as from Inverness there is easy access to both the Cairngorms and the West Coast of Scotland and the North Coast 500 that is proving very popular due to the outstanding scenery and beautiful sandy beaches along this route.

Informal enquiries: Joanne Brook (Cellular Pathology Manager) – 01463 705972, email: [email protected]

Application Form and Job Description can be downloaded via our website or available from, and to be returned to the Employment Services Section, Assynt House, Beechwood Business Park, Inverness IV2 3BW or by emailing your name and address to [email protected]

Further details about working & living in Highland can be found here

Short-listed applicants will normally be contacted by email, unless otherwise stated. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.

Please quote reference: ES9.19.112

Closing date for completed applications: Friday 28th February 2020

(extended closing date due to Christmas/New Year holidays)


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24 February 2020
Location: United Kingdom Highlands and Islands Inverness
Salary: £30,401 - £38,046/£24,670 - £30,742 GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Scientific Services
Only direct applications will be considered

NHS Highland

Inverness, (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 (0)1463 704000