Quality Manager/Health and Safety Advisor - Immunology

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 a year per annum incl HCAS (Inner 20%)
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An opportunity has arisen for a full time, Band 8a, Quality Manager / Health and Safety Advisor for the Immunology and Protein Reference Unit, South West London Pathology (SWLP). This post is based at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for an innovative and enthusiastic Quality Manager who has an excellent understanding of quality management issues throughout Immunology. The successful candidate must have good interpersonal and IT skills as well as being self-motivated.

You will be responsible for ensuring that the department's quality management system is implemented and maintained. The department uses Q-Pulse to manage its documentation and the successful candidate will play an active role in its functionality. Candidates must be fully conversant with the ISO accreditation standards and work with all grades of staff to ensure that the department is fully compliant at all times. The post holder will also have responsibility for health and safety throughout the department.

Main duties of the job

Main aspects of the role include:
  • Monitoring the recording, investigation and management of incidents, non-conformities and risks across the network.
  • Designing the audit calendar and monitoring the completion of audits.
  • Overseeing the validation, verification and change control processes used within the network.
  • Attending local Governance meetings, ImmunologyTeam meetings and to assist and train staff in the use of the QMS.
  • Production of the monthly Quality Report.
  • Organising and managing departmental Management Reviews.
  • Organising and reporting User surveys.
  • Coordinating and liaising with the Health and safety representatives within the department to monitor the completion of the monthly Trust Health and Safety audits, performing any assessments that are required, providing information and reports as required and advising staff on health and safety issues as arise.

The candidate must be a HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist.

About us

South West London Pathology is an award-winning NHS pathology partnership set up by St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust and Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to provide a single, integrated pathology service across South West London and Beyond. On 1st May 2021, Epsom and St Helier University Hospital NHS Trust joined to form an expanded South West London Pathology Partnership.

We offer a wide range of diagnostic and clinical support services to our five hospitals and over 450 GP practices across London and further, as well as to other NHS institutions and private organisations. Our service covers 3.5 million people across South West London and provides an extensive repertoire of tests as well as a comprehensive set of specialist tests and services.

Find out more about South West London Pathology on our website

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities, please see the Supporting documentation.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registration with the HCPC
  • Evidence of CPD
  • MSc in Biomedical Sciences or equivalent experience


  • Certificate in quality management/health & safety
  • Post graduate management, quality management or health and safety qualification
  • Evidence of audit training

Knowledge and Experience


  • oSignificant experience in the practice of Laboratory Medicine
  • oExperience and knowledge of quality management and its use in a pathology department
  • oExperience of quality systems, audits and document control
  • oExtensive health and safety knowledge
  • oExperience of producing health and safety procedures
  • oKnowledge of quality management systems
  • oKnowledge of UKAS guidelines
  • oKnowledge of clinical governance and pathology accreditation standards Proven experience of leadership and management
  • oSignificant experience in problem solving
  • oUse of pathology computer systems
  • oFinancial management and procurement

Skills and Abilities


  • oExtensive technical skills associated with the practice of laboratory medicine
  • oExcellent interpersonal skills
  • oCommitment to proactive management
  • oAbility to find creative solutions to management problems
  • oFull understanding of laboratory health and safety requirements
  • oAbility to plan, organised and manage one's own and others work
  • oAttention to detail
  • oExcellent time management skills
  • oAbility to motivate individuals
  • oAbility to work under pressure
  • oDealing with conflict situations

Other relevant requirements


  • oSelf-motivated
  • oFlexible approach
  • oAble to perform light physical work
  • oCapable of intense periods of concentration

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