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The candidate needs to have a desire to travel. That is the most important. Travel is a vital part of the role of Internal Auditor at CRH. Your travel percentage ranges between 40% - 70% per year. They do try to keep it at a minimum but with a high staff turnover, you could be placed on additional audits that are short staffed.

You need to get on with all the people you work with also as you're away with these people for 4 nights a week for 4 weeks. You need to be friendly and outgoing and easy to get along with as it can get stressful on jobs so the last thing you want is someone who has attitude problems or can't communicate properly! Those 2 aspects are the most important for me.

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A haematologist studies the types and functions of blood and blood forming tissues to identify abnormalities within blood cells.


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Haematologists study the types and functions of blood and blood forming tissues. They test blood smears to count blood cells and haemoglobin levels in order to assess a patient's current condition. They also study blood clotting, either as a check before surgery or to examine patient's who have unexplained bleeds. Their finings are interpreted by doctors when diagnosing and treating patients.

 


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You will need to be inquisitive, have an analytical mind and be capable of presenting your findings in a clear and articulate manner. Research skills are important. You must be patient, methodical and prepared to repeat experiments. A high degree of accuracy is essential for this type of work.  
 
You must be confident of working without supervision and of providing your own direction within a research process.


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Organisation: Academy of Medical Laboratory Science (ALMS)
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Organisation: British Society for Haematology
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