Workstream Lead (LIMS)

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa/pro rata for part time
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
We are seeking Workstream Leads to play key roles in the implementation of the new Oracle Cerner EPR programme incorporating the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw (SYB) Pathology.

Each Workstream Lead (LIMS) will be responsible for the delivery of the workstream, ensuring appropriate planning and support is in place to enable successful service transition and drive operational change whilst removing unwarranted variation.

The post holder will provide practical support to both the wider EPR Implementation Team and Laboratory teams across SYB Pathology network and will share functionality and anticipated configuration of the new LIMS and how processes could align. They will work as a liaison between the laboratory and operational service workstreams within the programme, various IT and Data teams and the system suppliers, Oracle Cerner.

We are looking for Workstream Leads for each of the following areas:
  • Blood Sciences
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Histopathology
  • Microbiology

The successful candidates will be from a Laboratory or Operational background preferably with knowledge and experience in LIMS implementation or extensive experience of managing a complex body of work, operational insight and programme/project management skills.

The post holders will have excellent analytical, organisation, communication and leadership skills evidenced by the ability to establish productive working relationships across organisations.

Main duties of the job

The Workstream Leads (LIMS) will ensure that appropriate planning and support is in place to enable successful service transition and will drive operational change whilst removing unwarranted variation. They will provide practical support to both the wider Implementation Team and laboratory teams across the SYB Pathology network and share functionality and anticipated configuration of the new LIMS and how processes could align.

The postholders will coordinate workstream activities to ensure alignment with other workstreams, identify interdependencies and assign mitigating plans where appropriate/required to ensure the plan remains on course for delivery within the agreed timeframe.

They will ensure systems and processes of the new LIMS are embedded into laboratory and clinical working. This will require the postholder to have a detailed understanding of service requirements, benefits realisation opportunities afforded by the new LIMS and to be able to contribute to local, Trust wide and SYB Pathology policy and protocol development to ensure both service and implementation needs are met.

They will develop Standard Operating Procedures, Trust and SYB Pathology policies which will relate to the safe and accurate implementation of the new LIMS and influence leadership at all levels to actively promote engagement around the Programme, utilising appropriate change tools

About us

Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust operates with a budget of �1.2 bn, has a workforce of over 18,500 employees, covers 5 hospital sites, provides care from over 40 community settings and has an excellent reputation for research.

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

The post holder will be required to undertake duties at any of the sites within the SYB Pathology network, these include:
  • Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (BHFT)
  • Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (DBTHFT)
  • The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT)
  • Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT)
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (STHFT)

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

This vacancy is advertised on a fixed term contract basis for a period until 31 May 2026 due to the post being recruited as part of a limited term project within the Trust. The fixed term contract status of the post holder will be reviewed in accordance with the Trust's legal obligations regarding fixed term contracts taking into consideration the requirement for the post to be maintained as a part of the projects implementation and the timescales associated with this.

Please also note any secondment must first be agreed with your current line manager.

Person Specification



  • Master's qualification or working towards a Master's or equivalent experience of working at Master's level.
  • Project Management qualification e.g. Prince2/previous project management experience.



  • Expert, knowledge and experience of LIMS Implementation in Specialist area e.g. Blood Sciences, Blood Transfusion, Histopathology, Microbiology.
  • Specialist knowledge, experience and expertise of information analysis and the use of information across the NHS.
  • Experience of leading large teams across areas of either operational services or digital transformation or both.
  • Demonstrable experience of leading successful programmes of work affecting multiple stakeholders.
  • Significant knowledge and experience of managing change and implementing new ideas.
  • Experience of realisation of benefits within a healthcare setting.
  • Experience in a management role.
  • Previous responsibility for staff and budgetary management.



  • Knowledge of digital services, operational management procedures and staff management.
  • Ability to analyse highly complex information from multiple sources where judgements/interpretation is required to produce reports or make recommendations of actions to senior management.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Herries Road


S5 7AU

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