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Biomedical Scientist - Band 5

Job Reference: 001-HS011-0218

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
University Hospital of Wales / University Hospital Llandough, Cardiff
£22,129 to £28,747 per annum


The UHB is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.

An opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Biomedical Scientist to join the dynamic and evolving team within the Haematology Department at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

The successful applicants will participate in the laboratory rotation through the core sections of Automated Haematology and Coagulation and the specialist area of Blood Transfusion; you will be expected to work at either laboratory site (University Hospital of Wales/University Hospital Llandough) and undertake their contracted hours over a seven day period with participation in shift working following a suitable period of training within the department.

The department is looking for HCPC Registered Biomedical Scientists. The IBMS Specialist Diploma (if registered via IBMS Certificate of Competence) and participation in Out of Hours/shift working arrangements is desirable.

The Haematology Department is one of the largest in the UK offering a wide variety of analyses using modern equipment and processes over 3,000 samples each day. It has been offered UKAS ISO15189:2012 Accreditation and is an HCPC approved training laboratory. Training and development opportunities are available and all staff are encouraged actively to participate in CPD.

We will consider a trainee BMS for this role, dependent on experience.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role

Closing date - 21st February, 2018

For further details / informal visits contact:

For enquiries and/or to arrange an informal visit please contact: Alun Roderick, (029) 2074 4202, Georgia Stephens (029) 2074 2456 or Sue Lawless on (029) 20744487.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) reserve the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

All applicants are invited to apply in welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

With effect from 1st April 2017 points 1,2,3, 4 and 5 on AfC Pay Band 1 and Pay Band 2 will be adjusted to £16,523 to reflect the incorporation of the living wage £8.45 per hour.

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If you are successfully appointed, by completing the application form you authorise the UHB to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

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