Deputy Pathology Computer Systems Validation Lead

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an opportunity for a Deputy Pathology Computer Systems Validation Lead to support building capability of Business Change Managers in Quality Improvement methods, approaches, tools and techniques, and facilitate frontline staff to test, implement andspread sustainable improvement across a system of care.

You will also lead specific validation projects, ensuring outcomes are aligned with organisational strategic and operational requirements and deliver the benefits of transformation and capital investment projects.

This will be an agile working role with the need to visit various sites as required.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for planning and delivery on the co-production and implementation of validation projects across Cancer & Diagnostics division. This will include surveys of the emerging and current best practice, liaison with service users, monitoring of key commercial developments and close working with stakeholders to prepare the case for change and change management plans.

Support the coordination of the working priorities of the CSV (Validation) team ensuring that resources are allocated to appropriate projects / skill mix.

Ensure impacts of changes to service models and business processesare properly considered, understood and managed as part of the programme governance structures within the Trust.

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of almost 12,000 amazing colleagues providing care to approximately a million people.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (if applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Make effective use of Microsoft Office, specialist project management software packages, transformation methodologies and the configuration management of all project related documentation.

Undertake the regular reporting of business process change, testing and project management activities to the CSV Lead and other key stakeholders through verbal and written reports, highlighting key information including progress, issues and new or changedrisks.

Deputise for the CSV lead when required

Person Specification



  • oManagement or clinical leadership within an acute NHS organisation
  • oLeading change projects with impact at a Trust wide level
  • oPresenting to large and small groups including up to Board level
  • oIdentifying and interpreting national policy and implementing required changes
  • oWorking in a complex environment
  • oStaff engagement and motivating teams to successfully deliver service improvements


  • oSubject Matter Expert in a Pathology discipline (i.e., Blood Transfusion, Cellular Pathology, Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology)
  • oHCPC Registration
  • oLine management



  • oEducated to degree level or with the equivalent professional experience
  • oEvidence of continuing professional development


  • oFormal training in process change methods e.g./ LEAN
  • oProject Management qualification



  • oIn depth knowledge of relevant improvement science methods and approaches to improve the quality and safety of health services.
  • oKnowledge of national best practices and NHS agendas for delivery of innovation and Quality Improvement
  • oKnowledge of health service management, including change and project management
  • oUnderstanding of the relationship between providers and commissioning organisations
  • oRisk management and governance


  • oKnowledge of the ESNEFT transformation programme and associated Cost Improvement Plan challenges
  • oKnowledge of ESNEFT Business Plan and goals



  • oAble to manage change management projects including reporting and tracking of plans and actions
  • oAble to analyse data and draw conclusions
  • oStrong communication and interpersonal skills
  • oAbility to present complex information appropriately to Trust Board and colleagues and to independent contractors, e.g. Power Point presentations
  • oAdvanced use of standard office software packages
  • oExcellent organisational skills
  • oThe ability to develop close working partnerships between individuals and teams

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

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester Hospital

Turner Road



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