Non Clinical - LIMS IT Project Support Officer

  • Department Pathology
  • Salary £21,730.00 – £23,177 per annum
  • Closing Date 30/09/2022
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 3
  • Job ref 223-PSO-877
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Fixed term: 6 months (Potential to extend)
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Part time over 30 hours maybe considered)

Job overview

An interesting opportunity has arisen to support the implementation of a new, large scale laboratory information system. This role will provide day to day support for the Pathology service at SaTH across 3 clinical sites and throughout the wider Shropshire and mid-Powys healthcare community. 

The ideal candidate will have a sound knowledge of digital systems, a calm demeanour, flexible approach and willingness to learn. The business of Pathology relies heavily on digital systems and the Pathology IT team's capacity and ability to support them; this role is a vital part of that team. 


Main duties of the job

As a LIMS IT Project Support Officer you will support the day to day business continuity of the Pathology department as a major program of system updates progresses. The scope of this will involve housekeeping of departmental hardware and software to support the existing Pathology IT team, and supporting training of Pathology staff throughout the implementation of a new laboratory information management system. Communication will be critical requirement in this role, ensuring key work stream leads are kept up to date to enable reporting of testing issues which can be escalated through the project team.

Working for our 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.

Our Partnership consists of the NHS (NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin ICB, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, The Robert Jones Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust and primary care/GPs), our local councils (Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council), along with the voluntary sector and other core partners involved in transforming the provision of health and care services across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin for those we serve.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description. 

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.

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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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