Head of Clinical Microbiology – Band 8A

Head of Clinical Microbiology – Band 8A


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We are seeking a committed and experienced senior Biomedical Scientist to lead our client’s Clinical Microbiology team on the beautiful Island of Guernsey, in the Channel Islands.

Reporting to the Head of Pathology Services, you will lead a small but busy team of four Biomedical Scientists and two Support Staff.
The role requires extensive advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of Clinical Microbiology, Virology, Mycology and Molecular Microbiology, together with proven leadership skills to manage a team of staff and strategically develop processes and procedures to support an evolving service.

Please note; Guernsey has adopted the AfC banding system, but have applied their own salary scale. The current Guernsey Band 8A salary is up to £80,716 plus an annual bonus of £1,605 and higher penalty rates; 36% evening/Saturday and 72% Sunday/BH.
Annual leave starts at 36 days up to 42 days with full credit for NHS service for annual leave and sick leave.

The laboratory receives approximately 35-40K specimens per year divided between Bacteriology, Serology, Mycology and Molecular Microbiology.
In addition, the department provides epidemiological data to the Infection Prevention & Control team and the Environmental and Public Health Directorate.
The Microbiology Department uses the following platforms:
– Biomerieux Vitek, BacT/Alert & Vidas
– Cepheid GeneXpert
– HMJackArc

The States of Guernsey delivers a diverse range of healthcare services, diagnosing and treating patients within the hospital, and supporting people with disabilities in the wider community.
Their Health Service provides excellent care, supported by modern equipment and Health Professionals recruited to a very high standard.

The island of Guernsey is in the Channel Islands and has a population of 65,000. It has some of Britain’s finest and best-kept beaches, an especially mild and sunny climate, and an offbeat, historic harbour town in St. Peter’s Port, the island’s capital.

Person requirements
– Biomedical Scientist with full HCPC registration.
– Current or recent UK senior Band 7 experience (or independent sector equivalent) including taking charge of the department 
– A sound theoretical and practical knowledge of Clinical Microbiology, Virology, Mycology and Molecular Microbiology
– Experience with Maldi Tof would be an advantage but not essential

The benefits of working in Guernsey include:
– A higher-than-UK salary.
– A generous bonus scheme; £1,605 annually and an additional £3,000 at completion of 2 & 4 years (ongoing annual bonus thereafter)
– A flat rate 20% income tax.
– No Council tax or VAT
– A relocation payment of £5,000*
– On-site Staff Accommodation or a generous allowance for private rental accommodation*
– A continental lifestyle, where the people are friendly, and crime is very low.
*Full T&C in relocation directive

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