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Biochemistry Laboratory Manager

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you a highly experienced Biochemistry Biomedical Scientist looking for your managerial step in your career? Are you passionate about developing and improving pathology services to provide efficient and effective services to patients?

Colchester Hospital are looking for a Biochemistry Laboratory Manager to manage the Biochemistry staff and coordinate the day to day activities within our UKAS accredited laboratory. The Biochemistry laboratory has high-volume automation from Roche Diagnostics and the LIMS is Clinisys Winpath 7.24.

You must be confident and motivated and possess a wide range of skills demonstrating excellent leadership and training and management of junior staff. You will have good knowledge of the medical laboratory accreditation standards to ensure the department maintains accreditation and meets regulatory compliance.

Our vision is to deliver innovations, high-performing pathology services that is focussed on our customers and delivers high quality and fully compliant services.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best pathology staff. We are a growing, energetic and dynamic department, who encourages its staff to undertake internal and external courses to aid their development. You will play an integral part in developing our staff to their full potential and supporting them in their careers. You will also be supported to undertake training, including trust leadership courses.

About our Pathology Service

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible as lead Healthcare scientist for Biochemistry
  • Manages and coordinate the day to day activities of the Biochemistry
  • Leads on service improvement
  • Process highly specialist investigations and responsible for standard and quality of results of the service.
  • Provide expert advice, opinions training to own and other professions in specialist area of activity.
  • Provide specialist training and manage team training for Biochemistry and Specimen Reception working with the Training Lead.
  • Deputise for the Service Manager in all aspects of their role including human resources, finance and Health and Safety.
  • Maintain and promote professional image of the pathology department.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are the largest NHS organisation in East Anglia, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where 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.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want 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



  • Highly specialist knowledge and experience in a specialised analytical or clinical area relevant to post
  • Experience of managing people and leadership
  • Experience of Pathology IT systems
  • Practical experience of Quality Management Systems
  • Experience of performing and evaluating Risk Assessments
  • Extensive practical experience of working in a Biomedical Science laboratory
  • To have undertaken Research, Development and audit activities.


  • Previous relevant experience of working in the NHS
  • Relevant scientific publications
  • European Computer Driving Licence or equivalent



  • HCPC Registration as a Biomedical Scientist or Clinical scientist
  • Science Degree or equivalent
  • Appropriate Post Graduate Masters degree or equivalent.
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Holding or working towards a qualification that supports management responsibilities

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester Hospital

Turner Road



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