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Pathology Environment, Health & Safety Lead

Employer
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Brighton
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Pathology Department at UHSussex provides a 24/7 clinical diagnostic service to both acute and primary care providers across East and West Sussex including the host Trust, and other NHS and private healthcare providers.

The post-holder will be the professional lead for health, safety, bio-security, and environment management across all laboratory sites within UHSussex Pathology providing management, specialist knowledge, and scientific/technical expertise on all health, safety and environment matters to ensure the safe delivery of the clinical diagnostic service.

The post-holder will be responsible for the integration and delivery of a comprehensive and coordinated health and safety management system across the UHSussex Pathology sites. This will include facilitating the delivery of specialist training and systematic audit/inspection programmes across multiple sites for all staff grades.

The post-holder will maintain high professional standards, professional knowledge and competency, undertaking personal continuing professional development, and assisting with the training and development of other staff

Main duties of the job

The role acts as the professional lead for health, safety, bio-security, and environment management across all laboratory sites within UHSussex Pathology providing:
  • specialist advice
  • conducting investigations
  • undertaking audits/inspections
  • delivering training
  • producing policies, guidance & reports, and
  • contributing to workstreams and projects to improve compliance and safety culture.


About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer abuddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look afterourselves. As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the bestthat we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role acts as the professional lead for health, safety, bio-security, and environment management across all laboratory sites within UHSussex Pathology providing:
  • specialist advice
  • conducting investigations
  • undertaking audits/inspections
  • delivering training
  • producing policies, guidance & reports, and
  • contributing to workstreams and projects to improve compliance and safety culture.

Please see attached job description for detail.

Person Specification

People Management

Essential

  • Applicant meets the essential criteria set out in the People Management section of the Person Specification (JD page 16)


Professional Registration

Essential

  • Membership of professional health and safety e.g. IOSH, ISTR, etc. commensurate with role


Desirable

  • Registered to practice as Biomedical Scientist with Health and Care Professions Council


Skills

Essential

  • Applicant meets the essential criteria set out in the Skills section of the Person Specification (JD pages 12& 15)


Experience/ Qualifications

Essential

  • Applicant meets the essential criteria set out in the Experience/ Qualifications section of the Person Specification (JD pages 11& 12)


Desirable

  • Applicant meets the desirable criteria set out in the Experience/ Qualifications section of the Person Specification (JD pages 11& 12)


Workplace and Environmental Factors

Essential

  • Applicant meets the Physical, Emotional, Mental and Working Conditions criteria as set out in the JD pages 9& 10


edi

Essential

  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role)
  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)

Address

All Sites

Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Rd

Brighton

BN2 5BE

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

279-6043601-MAR24-A

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