Advanced Practitioner Non Gynae Cytology Lead

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Non Gynae Biomedical Scientist with HCPC Registration to join our well established Cellular Pathology team. We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic experienced Biomedical Scientist to lead the Non gynae Cytology team in this new role for the network.

With this post we plan to support the clinic across the network with inadequacy in established clinics for head and neck and depending on experience to assist our reporting pathologists with the reporting of non gynae cases. The post is AFC Band 8a if the candidate meets all the essential criteria - has the Diploma of Expert Practice in Non-Gynaecological Cytology or equivalent and Advanced Non-Gynae Cytology RCpath Advanced Specialist Diploma in Non-Gynaecological Cytology or equivalent. Any trainee candidates will be paid at AFC Band 7 until this is achieved.

Please be advised there is a proposed interview date for week commencing 19th June.

Main duties of the job

The role is a network role but is based at the UHCW site. Non Gynae support is expected to our sister site at Warwick to assist the Histology team and their FNA clinic where required. We are looking for someone with a flexible approach to working times to support the Non Gynae cytology needs of the team.

This is a 1 year fixed term post with an aim to extend once the role is established.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellencedesignated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award.Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Take technical charge of the section of the Non-Gynae laboratory. Supervising all Biomedical scientists and Biomedical assistants and ensuring standard operating procedures and policies are followed.
  • Promote effective team working of staff within Cellular pathology.
  • Contribute to the attainment and maintenance of UKAS and good laboratory practice.
  • Assess suitability of test samples submitted for cytological investigation and suitability for microscopic analysis at quality checks.
  • Assess preparations for abnormal cellular changes and / or infection make judgments on the appropriate recall interval for negative and inadequate preparations.
  • Report or refer aspects of cytological investigations where appropriate.
  • Clinically validating own generated negative and inadequate Non-Gynae Cytology reports which are highly complex and highly sensitive in nature. Apply national and internal quality standards aided by annual external assessment and internal quality audit
  • To demonstrate a level of morphological interpretation through the role of checking.
  • Responsible for the training and development of staff in Cellular Pathology, ensuring up to date training logs and the continuous professional development of Biomedical Scientists and Biomedical Assistants, in the Non-Gynae section.
  • Work with Biomedical Scientists to ensure that all equipment is adequately maintained with up to date maintenance records being available.

For further details of the job role please see attached job description.

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


University Hospitals Coventry

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