Point of Care Testing Co-ordinator

Powys Teaching Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated, and experienced individual to the role of Point of Care Testing Coordinator (PoCT).

This is a fixed term post until March 2025. Secondments will be considered subject to you having gained your line managers approval for the secondment prior to going to interview.

The postholder will be responsible for supporting PoCT implementation and ensuring a fit-for-purpose clinical governance framework through staff training, quality control/assurance, audit, and attainment of relevant accreditation.

The post holder will and work closely with colleagues across all hospital and community sites and will be responsible for liaising between various staff groups and departments to deliver a safe, effective, responsive, and expanding service.

Given the outward facing nature of this role, the successful individual will need to have excellent organisational and communication skills. This role will provide the post holder with significant opportunity to develop innovative solutions involving PoCT to enhance clinical pathways for our rural community.

Applications are invited for the above post from HCPC registered Biomedical Scientists.

Informal visits or enquiries are welcomed.

Main duties of the job

In this exciting and challenging role, you will be operationally responsible for managing and developing the PoCT Service across Powys.

The post holder will be a key member of The Medical Device and Point of Care Testing Group and other relevant governance groups, providing support, guidance, and scientific advice to meet objectives and aims.

The post holder will lead on health board wide replacement schemes and identify appropriate funding streams in conjunction with Service Group Managers.

The post holder will monitor financial reports in relation to medical devices and point of care testing equipment, for example, loan and hire equipment.

The post holder will be the lead advisor for strategic plans involving PoCT within the health board.

The post holder will organise and analyse audits and surveys to provide reassurance that appropriate clinical governance concerns in relation to PoCT performed by Health Board staff in all Directorates are met and to enable evidence-based service improvements where appropriate.

The post holder will liaise with service groups/Health Board Risk Management, Quality and Safety and Clinical Leads to ensure a standardised, consistent approach to PoCT is maintained

About us

Being the smallest Heath Board in Wales means that you won't get lost in the crowd. Everybody at Powys Teaching Health Board is valued for the contribution they make to our varied and diverse portfolio of community-based services. Together, we can continue to make a real difference to our patients and build on our unrivalled reputation.

As a supportive and progressive employer, we actively encourage you to carve out a career with us, through a range of development pathways. We're also lucky enough to be situated in one of the most beautiful rural counties in Britain, let alone Wales! Achieving a healthy 'life work' balance is essential, and something we recognise by prioritising your well-being.

To start your journey with us, and to learn more about what we can offer you please visit: https://pthb.nhs.wales/working-for-us/. There you will find information about our benefits and values, read staff experiences and more about what our beautiful county has to offer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist with ongoing evidence of CPD.
  • Evidence of management training or proven and relevant experience at a supervisory level.
  • Educated to master's level or equivalent level of knowledge and experience in relevant discipline.



  • Specialist knowledge of POCT technology.
  • Practical experience with a wide range of POCT devices available to Primary and Secondary Care.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and other software packages.
  • Demonstrable track record of success in service management in a pathology environment.
  • Demonstrable track record of success in change management in a clinical area.
  • Demonstrable track record of success in delivering targets.
  • Demonstrable track record of success in developing quality services.
  • Demonstrable track record of success in leadership.
  • Extended high level of knowledge of current trends in pathology provision of POCT.
  • Awareness and understanding of Pathology Accreditation (ISO).
  • Awareness and understanding of finance.
  • Awareness and understanding of POCT IM& T connectivity

Apptitude and Abilities


  • History of training of staff from multiple professional groups.
  • Proven evidence of lecturing and presentations to staff from multiple professional groups.
  • Demonstrably high levels of skill in communication
  • Demonstrably high levels of skill in analysis of complex scientific and managerial issues. Judgment in receiving and giving sensitive, complex and contentious information.
  • Demonstrably high levels of skill in negotiation



  • Demonstrate PTHB Values



  • Ability to travel within geographical area.
  • Flexible approach to the needs of the service
  • Awareness and detailed understanding of Pathology & Pathology Equipment
  • Awareness and detailed understanding of NHS Policy
  • Awareness and detailed understanding of HR
  • Awareness and detailed understanding of Finance
  • Awareness and detailed understanding of Estates and Facilities

Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board





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