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Digital Project Manager FTC

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Job summary

Pathology is at the forefront of delivering 21st century healthcare and has a profound impact on an organisation's ability to provide high quality, efficient and effective patient care. Changing demographics, rising demand, technological innovation, and continual drives for efficient and effective services are key drivers to improving the quality of service provision, whilst streamlining the way in which services are delivered.

Lancashire and South Cumbria Pathology are looking for an individual to work with the digital Pathology team for 12-months and introduce digital pathology across the proposed network.

It will involve working with technical, clinical and IT staff to develop a business case for full implementation of digital pathology, by the end of the pilot.

Main duties of the job

You will manage the digital pathology project, ensuring all stakeholders have a clear understanding of the objectives, timescales and their responsibilities such that the required outcomes are achieved, through using PRINCE and other Project Management methodologies as appropriate.

You will be responsible for the development of the current and future state analysis and the development of the project timeline in line with the overarching programme deliverables.

About us

You will be joining a new way of delivering the service as the four pathology departments across Lancashire and South Cumbria (LSC) are working together as a Single service. This service will be responsible for the delivery of diagnostic pathology services to a population of over 1.7 million people. In order to deliver this service there will be investment in key digital systems in order to improve the efficiency and safety for the patients of the LSC area.A new laboratory information system (LIS) is being purchased to replace the four existing systems and a digital pathology solution will be procured and implemented alongside the LIS. Digital pathology is an exciting development that will enable LSC Pathology to change working practices, and most importantly improve the reporting times of critical cancer diagnoses.As Digital Project Manager you will be led by the Senior Digital Lead for the service and report into the Programme Manager. You will work with the Digital Pathology Technical and Clinical Leads on the laboratory side, Digital Project Managers and the Pathology Informatics Manager.This is an opportunity for you to be part of something that will make a real difference to the outcomes for our patients, as well as changing the way pathology works.For more information about the role and how you could fit into our team, contact Steve Bloor (L&SC Pathology Senior Digital Lead)

Job description

Job responsibilities

Project Management

Management of the digital pathology pilot project, utilising PRINCE Methodologies as required. Ensure the stated business requirements are encompassed, identifying any resource issues, risks or constraints that could restrict progress or reduce effectiveness. Produce project documentation to accepted departmental standards in order to control the development or implementation of any new system or service.


Co-ordinate the cross-site development of systems of work in line with clinical requirements. Ensure project teams are able to take-on and complete delegated tasks, ensuring effective project administration, co-ordination, communication and control. Act as the main contact with suppliers, contractors and other interested Health Organisations. Work with IT Training Manager to initiate relevant training programmes across the organisation (when required).

Issues & Risks

Assess business and project risks, including the development of contingency plans. Log and deal with the resolution of issues and to help overcome barriers that may affect progress.The Network intends to become an organisation that offers excellence in digital clinical science for the population of the Lancashire and South Cumbria region. Working in collaboration with NHS organisations and commercial partners our intention is to be recognised as a leading provider of digital pathology services.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Education


  • oDegree or equivalent specialist knowledge and experience.
  • oPrince 2 practitioner or Agile qualification.
  • experience. oEvidence of recent further professional development


  • oSignificant knowledge of healthcare system configuration and NHS data definitions
  • oService improvement qualifications e.g. change management

Knowledge and Experience


  • oExperience of leading significant projects
  • oExperience of working to demanding and competing timetables
  • oExperience of managing budgets / service lines
  • oExperience of meeting tight deadlines and delivering within pressurised work environment
  • oKnowledge of service Improvement methodologies/techniques
  • oKnowledge of the wider NHS agenda


  • oSignificant relevant NHS experience
  • oKnowledge of Pathology workflows
  • oWorked within a clinical setting
  • Understanding of project management methodology and approach

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