Job summaryINTERNAL ONLY TO NORTH CUMBRIA INTEGRATED CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (NCIC) TRUST EMPLOYEES ONLY
Biochemistry Team Manager (Temporary) Band 7 Secondment for 6 months
Provision of a comprehensive service to North Cumbria Hospitals and community. All staff are expected to work to the Trust Values. The Blood Sciences department ensures the provision of a comprehensive service to North Cumbria Hospitals and primary care. The departments offer core analyses on a frequent basis, processing urgent requests and a variety of specialised tests. The majority of the pathology service is provided on a 24/7 basis. Out of hours cover is delivered via extended working arrangements, on call, or shift patterns according to the urgency and volume of the work.
Cross site working arrangements ideally 50/50 split.Main duties of the job
Manage the day-to-day operation, quality, efficiency and scientific provision of a designated section of the laboratory, coordinating and monitoring the work of rotating staff. Deputise for the operational manager in their absenceAbout us
At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.
Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
- Being a clinically led organisation
- Quality and safety at the heart
- A positive patient experience every time
- A great place to work
- Managing our money well
As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.
Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.
We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.
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As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.
A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.
27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years
Flexible working Scheme
Excellent opportunities for development
Competitive NHS Pension scheme
Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies
EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems
These schemes are subject to availabilityPerson SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- BSc in biomedical science or equivalent.
- MSc in healthcare science or equivalent.
- HCPC registration.
- Essential IT skills (EITS) or equivalent
- Foundation management certificate or equivalent
- Staff supervision within an NHS laboratory.
- Extensive relevant technical / clinical techniques and methodologies.
- Quality, finance, staffing and risk assessment policies and procedure
- Continuing professional development with portfolio.
- Specialist knowledge in area of practice.
- Complex analytical systems.
- Stock management systems.
- Equality legislation and best practice.
- EQA and IQA procedures.
- Equality impact assessment.
- Quality management. UKAS standards
- Trust and department H&S procedures
- Technical competence with ability to supervise staff in any section of the department.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
- Technical ability to carry out advanced troubleshooting on complex analytical systems.
- Good team worker with ability to motivate and influence a team, fostering good professional practice.
- Ability to use in-house IT systems and competence with word processing, spreadsheet and database software.
- Good hand-eye coordination.
- Leadership skills.
- Ability to instigate procedures for corrective action.
- Ability to formulate, perform and evaluate training.
- Ability to organise rotas and work plans.
- Ability to deputise for the operational
- Ability to review anomalous / unexpected findings and take appropriate action.
- Ability to manage people.
- Ability to perform complex statistical analysis of data and interpretation
- Flexible approach to working patterns.
- Able to travel independently between hospital sites.
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