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Pathology Quality Lead

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
North Shields
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Pathology Quality Lead at North Tyneside General Hospital.

Working alongside the Pathology Quality Manager/Deputy Clinical Pathology Lead our Pathology Quality Lead will be responsible for the day to day running of the Quality Management System within all Pathology disciplines.

As a specialist Biomedical Scientist, this post will be responsible for ensuring the ongoing resilient delivery of the Pathology Quality Management system by way of providing technical, operational and application support to system users and clinicians.

This is also a key training role and the post holder will participate in the supervision, training and development of all staff on the safe and proper use of the Pathology QMS.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit a specialist registered Biomedical Scientist, with a track record of leading & developing teams, who is highly motivated, enthusiastic, committed and passionate about providing exceptional standards of care to join our Pathology department.

The post holder is the specialist lead in quality management for Pathology and will be responsible for supporting the strategic planning, design, development, implementation, day to day management and maintenance of the Pathology Quality Management system across the Trust.

The post holder is a senior member and integral part of the Pathology management team, will work with the Pathology Quality manager, clinical leaders, managers and wider staff to develop and embed the culture of quality as an implicit ongoing priority which is delivered routinely within the daily working lives of all staff.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, covering one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in the country. Leading in innovation and quality opening a state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. Do you want to work in one of the best performing NHS organisations in England? Work in an organisation that supports its staff and focuses on staff experience as much as it does the experience of its patients? You can live and breathe in an area that has the cleanest air, cost effective living, great nightlife, some of the best schools with a wealth of history available on your doorstep. Sound too good to be true? Well it isn't, this is what you get when you work for Northumbria Healthcare, this is the Northumbria Way! Please read applicant guidance notes before submitting your application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will support coordination of the quality management system within Pathology to achieve and maintain a quality system which meets regulatory, licensing and accreditation requirements.

The post holder will have the skills and abilities to promote quality within all areas of Pathology and will be vital to clinical governance and risk management within Pathology services.

The post holder will support the management of the Pathology Q-Pulse document control system.

This role will include the investigation of relevant incidents according to the trust incident management policy and in conjunction with Pathology Quality Manager, introducing service change as required and monitoring impact of change.

Post holder will be responsible for identifying and planning for the modification of pathology systems to meet the changing requirements of service users.

They will also participate in the supervision, training and development of Trainee/Newly Qualified and specialist Biomedical Scientists (BMS), Associate Practitioners (AP) and Medical Laboratory Assistants (MLA) on Pathology Quality Management systems.

To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

Person Specification



  • MSc or equivalent (e.g. FIBMS) in Biomedical Sciences or MSc or equivalent in Quality management
  • Specialist Registered Biomedical Scientist
  • HCPC Registration
  • Recognised management qualification


  • IBMS Certificate of expert practice in Quality Management

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