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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a full range of acute clinical services for a catchment area of up over 1 million people. Our vision is “to provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most”, reflecting the utmost importance that we attach to the quality of care and experience that each and every one of our patients receives.
We provide specialist services in radiotherapy, neonatalogy, paediatrics, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, rheumatology, medicine and surgery. Every year our 7,000 staff treat people from Norfolk, neighbouring counties and further afield. Our patients are referred to us by around 100 local GP surgeries and other acute hospitals and primary care Trusts around the country. We are involved in the teaching and training of a wide range of health professionals, in partnership with the University of East Anglia and other local education providers.
Cytology Laboratory Deputy Manager
Closed for applications on: 29-Mar-2023 00:00
Vacancy status: Closed
Closed for applications on: 29-Mar-2023 00:00
- Cotman Centre
- NR4 7UB
- Major / Minor Region
Contract type & working pattern
- Full time
- Flexible working
- £48,526 - £54,619 Per annum
- Salary period
- (NHS AfC: Band 8a)
- Main area
- Cellular Pathology
- Interview date
At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team.
NNUH is currently the busiest Trauma Unit in the East of England caring for almost 850 trauma patients annually many with complex care needs. We are enhancing our urgent and emergency care specialist services for patients with significant injuries as a result of trauma and have an ambition to become a Major Trauma Centre.
Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:
We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.
We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.
We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.
We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.
We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.
Wish you were here? So do we.
We want all our staff to achieve a balance between work and personal life and understand how important flexible working can be. We welcome applications on a full or part time basis, various shift patterns and hybrid working, where roles allow.
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Cytology department is the provider of the NHSCSP HPV Primary testing protocol for the East of England. We are HPV testing around 450,000 cervical screening samples per year using the high throughput Roche Cobas systems and screening approx. 68K slides per year.
The laboratory also currently processes around 4,000 diagnostic cytology samples per year.
This high throughput department is sited in modern, well-equipped accommodation at the Cotman Centre, on Colney Lane.
All staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH’s ‘PRIDE’ values of People focused, Respect, Dedication, Integrity and Excellence.
As the successful post holder, you will be required to:
- Act as deputy to the Cytopathology Laboratory Manager for East of England cervical screening service and share in responsibility in the management and organisation of all operational areas of the laboratory.
- Use specific scientific knowledge pertinent to cervical cytopathology, HPV testing and non-gynaecological cytology in delivering the service
- Chair department meetings.
- Provide deputy cover for Service Management Business Meetings and strategy meetings as required.
- Be responsible for the day to day delivery of the cervical screening HPV testing programme for the East of England (400,000 samples) and for the non-gynaecological cervical cytology service (2000 samples) that the Trust provides.
- Ensure that key information technology systems are maintained, these include the LIMS, Cyres database and sample taker data base.
- Support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service.
Within the job role you, you will have:
- Flexible working conditions.
- Work in an off-site location with outdoor space for rest breaks
- Have on-going support with flexible training & development.
Working for our organisation
Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!
The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.
We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N&N Hospitals Charity
We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
- Flexible working hours
- Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
- Multi Faith prayer room
- Discounted gym memberships
- Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
- Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
- Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
- Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
- On-site Nursery
- On-site cafes offering staff discounts
- Support in career development
- Flexible staff bank
- Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The following skills and experience will be required and are essential for the successful candidates:
- To act as deputy for the cytology section of Cellular Pathology in Departmental, Divisional, Trust and Regional meetings.
- Communicates and interprets complex and sensitive test information to managers, consultants, nurses, other health care colleagues, patients and patient carers. Advises consultants of follow-up tests required for management and treatment of patients with abnormal results.
- Answers highly complex telephone inquiries and gives advice to pathology users, patients and patient carers about gynaecological and non-gynaecological test results and provides information.
- To deliver formal specialized training to groups (including Laboratory staff, Medical staff, Students, GPs, practice nurses etc.) explaining all aspects of Biomedical Science and aspects relating to the cytology service.
- Organizes and chairs monthly office administration and BMSW support worker staff meetings.
- Acts as the first line of contact in communication with suppliers
- Performs highly complex microscopic analysis using fine manipulation and interpretation of clinical data and prolonged concentration during examination of Liquid Based Cervical Cytology (LBC) preparations.
Please refer to the Job Description for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.
The Job Description, which includes a Person Specification, provides a full outline of responsibilities and requirements for this role. Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.
Travelling to work
Staff parking is available onsite; however, this is limited during core working hours. We have more capacity in the evening and at weekends and can usually provide spaces during those hours.
We look to allocate these spaces fairly. Our Travel Office have a set of criteria that staff must meet in order to qualify. If you qualify for a space, you may be placed on a waiting list if we are at full capacity.
The NNUH is served by a number of public buses, and we offer generously discounted monthly passes with First Bus, Konectbus and Semmence.
The Costessey Park and Ride runs regularly each day from 06:30 (from P&R) to 20:45 (from NNUH) and this service is free for NHS staff.
The NNUH host multiple bicycle racks and a salary sacrifice scheme. We also benefit from a Beryl station onsite.
If this post involves working with children or adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.
If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of Afc
Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.
You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.
Following candidate feedback and to reduce our dependency on paper, all our communication with you regarding your application will be by email so could you please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.
We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.
We look forward to receiving your application and if you do not hear within the next four weeks this will usually mean that you have not been short-listed. However, if you wish to confirm this please contact the person indicated on the advert.
Whilst every effort will be made to recruit to the post as it is advertised, there may be occasions where we consider alternative working patterns, such as part time working, or contract types, such as secondments, depending on circumstances. Should you wish to work in a different working pattern to that stated in our advertisement, please indicate this in the supporting statement to your application.
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Advice for Overseas Candidates
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
- MSc Biomedical Sciences or Higher Specialist Diploma of the IBMS or equivalent
- BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences or equivalent
- Has expert knowledge of gynaecological and non-gynaecological investigations performed within Cytopathology.
- Highly developed knowledge and skills of how to problem solve complex clinical scientific problems.
- Experienced in leading a team working in a diverse high pressure, high throughput clinical service and meeting targets.
- Knowledge of compliance with standard ISO15189 as required by the UK Accreditation system
- Highly developed comprehensive knowledge and understanding of, and the ability to use, current laboratory IT software.
Attitude & Aptitude
- Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH’s PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
- Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Further details / informal visits contact
- Sara Cason
- Job title
- laboratory Manager
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 01603 286031
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