Specialist Biomedical Scientist – Haematology North Sector – NHS Scotland – Glasgow

NHS Scotland

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the post of Specialist Biomedical Scientist within the Haematology Department, Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow.
A comprehensive analytical, interpretive and clinical advisory Haematology service is provided from three sites in North Glasgow – Glasgow Royal Infirmary (GRI), Stobhill ACH (STB) and Gartnavel General Hospital (GGH). In addition to the routine workload, the Haemato-oncology Laboratory at GGH provides a secondary and tertiary referral immunophenotying service and stem cell processing facilities.
The Immunophenotyping service provides flow cytometry analysis supporting the Regional haematology service with a testing repertoire that includes specialist analysis of tissues and cells for a wide range of malignant and non-malignant disorders. The laboratory also delivers the national minimal residual disease (MRD) flow cytometry service to support the paediatric and young adult acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) trial (ALLTogether).
The stem cell processing service supports the regional autologous transplant service, the national allogeneic transplant service and the national CAR-T service (adult and paediatric services). The laboratory is responsible for the receipt, testing, processing, storage and distribution of haemopoietic progenitor cell and mature cell products. This is a non-rotational post based in the Haemato-oncology section of the laboratory. You will be expected to perform a variety of Haematological tests and procedures, including the processing and issuing of cellular therapy products and performing flow cytometry analysis on samples to aid in the diagnosis of haematological neoplasms. Your duties will include performing a variety of Haematological analytical tests and complex procedures, including the processing and issuing of cellular therapy products and performing flow cytometry analysis. You will participate in research projects and to assist in the on-going developmental work of the Department.
The shift pattern for this post is Monday – Friday 0900 -1700. The post holder will be required to work flexibly according to the needs of the department, but this does not involve participation in the 24-hour working arrangement of the Haematology Department.
Candidates should have:
• BSc Honours Degree that meets the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
• Appropriate State Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council is mandatory.
• Be willing to complete or have completed an IBMS Specialist Diploma in a relevant discipline
• Ability to demonstrate participation in an approved Continuing Professional Development Scheme.
• Experience working within any of the following areas would be desirable, haematology, stem cell processing and flow cytometry but not essential

Informal Contact: Gillian McGaffin, Tel No: 0141 301 7709

Details on how to contact the Recruitment Service can be found within the Candidate Information Packs

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