Transfusion Lab Manager

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Colchester, UK
13 Jun 2019
18 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS organisations in the region, employing over 10,000 staff and serving a population of almost 800,000 residents. By merging Colchester and Ipswich hospitals, we can provide the latest treatments locally, and be in a stronger position to save, grow and strengthen the many hospital and community services our residents rely on.

We are an ambitious trust with a simple vision, to provide the communities we serve with excellent healthcare and build a better future for the people of east Suffolk and North Essex. To help us do this, we will work closely with our local partners to deliver more of the joined-up services and care our residents need.

We want the best staff. You want to make a difference.

For our staff and our patients we have the same philosophy: time matters. This new way of working will remove unnecessary stress and frustration caused by the systems we use and the way we work. We will concentrate on removing or improving the things we do that don't work for our patients. For our staff, this means more time to care for patients and greater opportunities to develop skills and experience.

To be the best, we need to attract and keep the best staff. Our size puts us in a strong position to grow, providing more of the latest services. Our scale provides exciting opportunities for development, innovation, research, education and training. Support from technology and logistics will help us see patients at the right time.

So if your ambition matches ours, its time to work together.

Please note that once this advert closes, your application form will be moved to the Trusts' recruitment system, TRAC and therefore all email correspondence will be sent via the TRAC system.

North East Essex and Suffolk Pathology Services

Quality, Compliance, Customer Focussed

JOB TITLE Transfusion Lab Manager Band 8a - Blood Transfusion

North East Essex and Suffolk Pathology services are a partnership of Colchester, Ipswich and West Suffolk hospitals that was formed on 5 May 2017. Our vision is to deliver innovative, high-performing pathology that is focussed on our customers and delivers high quality and fully compliant services.

Our partnership is clinically led and designed to achieve the benefits of scale that can be achieved by three hospitals working together, while remaining close enough to our customers to meet their needs and support the excellent clinical care provided by our hospitals.

We are committed to attracting and retaining the best pathology staff and if you want to work with us to develop your own career and help us achieve our vision then we would like to hear from you.

This post is based at the Blood Sciences Satellite laboratory at Colchester and specifically within the Blood Transfusion section, the laboratory also has two managers in Haematology and Biochemistry hence some managerial tasks are shared. The post would suit an individual with in depth Blood Transfusion experience.

Come and join us and be part of the new North East Essex & Suffolk Pathology Services.

The role:

We are looking for a Healthcare professional with extensive experience who can understand the changing services of pathology and represent the new service going forward.

The post holder must be able to:
  • Act as a department lead Healthcare scientist for a Blood Transfusion service within Blood Sciences, taking local responsibility with the others managers for MHRA and UKAS compliance and Health & Safety.
  • Manages and coordinates the day to day activities of the department.
  • Advises the service lead on service improvement.
  • Manages highly specialist investigations and responsible for standard and quality of results of the service.
  • Provides expert advice, coordinates training of the Blood Transfuion biomedical scientists.
  • Provides specialist training, in own or other disciplines; leads and manages team for Biochemistry.
  • To work flexibly in reflection of service needs which may include an extended working day and/or with service delivery of a 24 hour, 7 days per week service
  • Maintain and promote professional image of the pathology department.

Location: Blood Transfusion Department, Blood Sciences, Colchester Hospital

It is essential to this role that the applicant has extensive knowledge of Biochemistry and is able to go and promote the service to the users without compromising delivery.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Allan Morrison 07505 562160

This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to exisiting NHS At Risk employees working in Essex who meet the essential criteria (excluding all medical recruitment).

Please note that where response levels are exceptional we may close the post before the specified date, therefore early application is recommended. Please make sure that you read the Job Description and Person Specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria. When providing reference details please provide email addresses so references can be sought promptly to cover the last 3 years of employment.

The Trust is committed to its staff and their development and to equal opportunities and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. Please be advised that following the new Government's cap on Tier 2 Immigration, whilst we welcome applications from all and your application will be considered on individual merit, if you are offered a position and require a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship we may not be able to process your application to the final stage due to the significant reduction of certificates available to us.

In submitting an application form, you authorise East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust; we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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