Pathology Quality Manager (Blood Transfusion)

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust Pathology Services are looking for a part time Quality Manager.

You will report to the Head of Quality, Compliance & Regulatory Affairs and as a senior member of the quality team be responsible for engaging and embedding a quality culture with design implementation and maintenance of the Quality function of the service.

You will work in collaboration with the Service Leads, Operations Manager, Head of Quality, to ensure that pathology becomes progressively more efficient in delivering a high quality service across both sites.

The Quality team will promote continuous improvement in service quality within all areas of the laboratory assuring regulatory and accreditation requirements to ISO 15189, MHRA, HSE, and others as required.

You will be expected to work closely with all staff to ensure an efficient and effective corporate approach in dealing with all Quality and Training matters.

Main duties of the job

Regulatory body approval - UKAS, MHRA, CQC, HSE and any others as required

Risk assessment and risk management

Assure the Health & Safety functions within the service.

Compliance with trust quality, risk and governance policies

Incident investigation to include root cause analysis, and implementation of recommendations and learning actions

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.

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

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Previous experience in Managing Quality, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs
  • Detailed familiarity with operational services and systems
  • Previous NHS experience, knowledge of services and clinicians
  • Extensive experience of Audit and the tools used to evaluate services
  • Experience of training individuals or groups in formal and informal environments, via multiple methods
  • Service improvement experience
  • Experience of effectively line or functional management of staff
  • Demonstrable experience of effectively undertaking collaborative working with multiple partners


  • Experience of the use of Statistical analysis software
  • HSE, MHRA, CQC, HFEA and IVD knowledge

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • HCPC registration as a Biomedical Scientist
  • BSc Biomedical Science or equivalent
  • MSc Biomedical science, in appropriate discipline or equivalent
  • Quality management qualification or equivalent
  • Detailed knowledge of ISO 15189, and applicable regulatory requirements
  • IT competent, able to effectively use, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Knowledge of training and mentoring


  • Health and Safety Training and Qualifications
  • Training Qualifications and or experience
  • Experience of the use of Statistical analysis software
  • HSE, MHRA, CQC, HFEA and IVD knowledge

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester Hospital



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