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Biomedical Scientist - Blood Sciences

  • Employer: Falkland Islands Government
  • Reference: 200/19/03/212
  • Published: Tue 19/03/2019, 14:50 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 21/04/2019, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week.
  • Salary: £30K - £37K salary plus Flight, Gratuity and Relocation Grant
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Stanley. Falkland Islands

Would you like to work in a multidisciplinary laboratory as a Biomedical Scientist in a unique and vibrant community in a stunning natural environment? If so, come and join our friendly team of experienced health service professionals in the beautiful Falkland Islands.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the Falkland Islands Government’s medical pathology and food/water testing facility. The department comprises Biochemistry, Haematology, Transfusion science, Microbiology and a food/water testing laboratory.

The Role

This role will involve the daily maintenance and QC of laboratory’s analysers, investigating and reporting on blood and serum samples in the laboratory’s multi-disciplinary blood sciences lab including daily biochemistry, haematology and transfusion practice. The lab complies fully with UK NEQAS EQA schemes for all investigations performed in-house and the participant will be expected to process these samples in addition to patient samples as well as participating in the laboratory’s in-house quality assurance and quality control activities and contribute to staff training in blood sciences. This post holder will also be expected to join our multi-disciplinary ‘on-call’ rota and which includes weekend cover.

This post is for an initial 1 Year Fixed Term Contract.

Person specification

 We are looking for people with: 

    • A BSc in Biomedical Sciences or related subject
    • Health Care Professions Council (UK) registration
    • An Institute of Biomedical Science Specialist Diploma in a relevant discipline (or equivalent)
    • At least 3 years’ experience working in a clinical laboratory
    • Familiarity with laboratory based quality management systems
    • Experience of working with LIMS systems within a laboratory framework

 

The Package

  • Starting Salary: Up to 37k per annum, depending upon qualifications and experience.
  • 25% Gratuity paid upon successful completion of the contract.
  • 30 Days Annual Leave, plus government and public holidays (totaling 41 days leave in total)
  • Relocation Allowance, to help with moving costs.
  • Flights package for you and your recognised dependents who accompany you to post. Including flights to and from the Islands at the beginning and end of contract.
  • Housing for rent and a starter pack to help you get settled in.

How to Apply

For more information on the post and how apply online to join our team in a unique and breath-taking location, with penguins, dolphins and the wilderness just next door to your office, please visit our recruitment website: www.jobs.gov.fk.

Applications close at 20.00 UK time on 21 April 2019.

Applicants seeking secondment or interchange opportunities are welcome to apply.

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  • Job Description and Person Specification
  • Employer: Falkland Islands Government
  • Reference: 200/19/03/212
  • Published: Tue 19/03/2019, 14:50 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 21/04/2019, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week.
  • Salary: £30K - £37K salary plus Flight, Gratuity and Relocation Grant
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Stanley. Falkland Islands

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