Healthcare Scientist - Pathology Quality & Health/Safety Manager

  • Department Pan-Pathology
  • Salary £47,126.00 – £53,219 per annum
  • Closing Date 19/07/2022
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 8a
  • Job ref 223-THD-553-A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

* This position is subject to Agenda for Change confirmation*

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust’s Pathology Centre are looking for a dynamic, caring, and enthusiastic Pathology Quality & Health/Safety Manager.

The successful applicant will be working closely with other members of the Pathology leadership team, across our two hospital sites, to deliver a quality, patient-focused service. The Pathology Centre is a vibrant team, continually looking for ways to develop innovative ideas and ways of working, ensuring our services continue to match the rapid pace of growth in diagnostic advances.

Main duties of the job

  • To write, maintain, review and update SOPs for area of responsibility to fulfil requirements for continued Clinical Pathology Accreditation of the laboratory
  • To report any deficiency in health and safety systems
  • To participate in reviews of COSHH assessments and Risk Assessments
  • Take a lead role in service development including the implementation of new policies and procedures.
  • Take a lead role in all internal and external inspections 
  • The post holder must be familiar with the various disciplines of Pathology and their associated technical, regulatory, and quality issues.
  • Be familiar with the various disciplines of Pathology and associated technical & quality issues. Attending departmental meetings 
  • Perform trend analysis on the incidents, identified risks, complaints, and non-compliances
  • Provide leadership and training in Quality
  • To be the Health & Safety lead for Pathology
  • Manage and coordinate the Quality Management Systems 
  • Coordinate and manage auditing, complaints, incidents, staff training, quality improvement and assurance, equipment inventory and maintenance

Working for your organisation

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital care for more than 500,000 people from Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.  Pathology provides pathology services to the Trust and Shropshire County CCG, Telford and Wrekin CCG, Powys Teaching Health Board, Powys Healthcare Trust, and the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, amongst others.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further information on this job role please see full job description and person specification for suitability.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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