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Operations Manager - Blood Science

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16 Jun 2021

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Job Title: Blood Sciences Operations Manager with Pathology First

Location: Basildon

Salary: £52,306 - £60,983 per annum, dependent on experience

Job type: Full time, Permanent

SYNLAB UK & Ireland work closely with clinicians, hospitals, occupational health providers and clinical researchers to provide a complete pathology offering.

We operate in increasingly diverse environments which is reflected in our workforce, clients, customers, suppliers, communities and partners. We believe an inclusive workplace culture is the best way to source, attract and retain diverse and talented people, and create a sustainable, high-performing workforce.

We believe our staff is vital to the principle of making a positive difference to healthcare, therefore, we promote a culture of continuous personal development where scientists and staff have the support and resources to acquire new skills and build their careers through learning and development opportunities, coaching and clear career pathways.

We promote an open and collaborative culture where leaders act as role models and facilitate a two-way communication, engage with staff and stakeholders transparently and actively encourage feedback and suggestions.

The Role

We are Pathology First, a joint venture between our NHS Foundation Trust and a private partner. We have an exciting opportunity available for a Blood Sciences Operations Manager and are looking for an individual who has in-depth knowledge and experience of blood sciences workflow, staffing, equipment and production methods.

As an Operations Manager you will work with a team of Principal Biomedical Scientists to ensure discipline-specific expert knowledge is available and to operate a functional, efficient and compliant laboratory service. You will ensure that regulatory and accreditation requirements are met, operating within a quality management system and delivering against key performance indicators. Staff engagement is an essential part of the role.

The Candidate:

  • HCPC Registration, and hold an MSc, FIBMS or equivalent
  • Experience in managing a large service
  • Expert knowledge of national guidelines and protocols relating to pathology
  • Ability to perform under the pressure of challenging timescales, multiple demands and changing services
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Management qualification e.g., MBA, DMS
  • Project management experience, skills or qualifications
  • Lean, 6 sigma or equivalent processes and mindset

Please note that we reserve the right to close any adverts once we have received a sufficient number of applications. If you decide to apply for this post but do not hear back from us within two weeks of your application, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

Synlab UK & Ireland is a committed equal opportunities employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable UK employment law .

Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Operations Manager, Senior Biomedical Scientist, Principal Biomedical Scientist Biomedical Laboratory Specialist, Blood Transfusion Scientist, Haematology Scientist may also be considered for this role.
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