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Band 8a Laboratory Manager Pathology - Tissue Services Operations

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Pathology require an experienced forward thinking 8a Biomedical Scientist, a skilled Operations Manager, with excellent organisation and communication skills to manage UHB Tissue Services. The post holder will support clinical users at the QE site with the management of stock for human transplant. They will manage Tissue Services staff and also the Band 7 Mortuary Quality Lead. Tissue Services falls within Cellular Pathology and is responsible for managing and ensuring Human Tissue Authority (HTA) compliance for Human Application. This ensures the Trust meets HTA licensing standards with robust quality systems. Responsibilities include ensuring support for ordering, receipt, disposal, storage and traceability for all human and human derived products for clinical transplantation. HTA Licensed activities are predominately across CDG9/10 (theatres and clinical haematology) at QEHB and relate to procurement, testing, storage, distribution and export of a vastly wide range of tissue and cell types. These include: Skin/Burns, Vessels (Including cardiothoracic and iliac), Stem Cells, Bone, Tendon and Ligament, Nerve, Haematopoietic, Allografts.

Main duties of the job

Practical experience of quality and compliance audits, associated actions and quality systems are a requirement. Knowledge of HTA Human Applications, HTA Post mortem requirements and UKAS ISO15189 audits and compliance are all highly desirable.

*The post holder is the lead specialist for Tissue services and provides technical and scientific advice to clinical staff, including the Burns, theatres and liver consultants, and other clinical staff teams.

*Support, train and advise clinical teams, HTA Persons Designated Individuals on HTA Human Applications compliance. Work across the Trust and with Governance on risks, regulatory visits, timely escalations and incident actions

*Manage the small operational Tissue Services team to support the Trust with compliance work and audit.

*Manage finance budgets and recharges with the Finance Team and service users. Manage human tissue stock levels and storage conditions to meet UHB clinical and HTA Human Application requirements.. Liaise with suppliers, Procurement and with UHB Contracts.

*Manage and support the Band 7 Mortuary Quality Lead in continuous improvement of mortuary systems and ongoing dignified care of deceased patients across the Trust.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science or equivalent academic achievement that is ratified by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).
  • MSc Biomedical Science or equivalent academic achievement ratified by the Institute of biomedical Science (IBMS).
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and proficiency in accordance with HPC guidelines.
  • Post registration specialty training in accordance with Institute of Biomedical Science guidelines.
  • Evidence of specialist, advanced and update training
  • State registration with Health Professions Council (HPC).
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and proficiency in accordance with HCPC guidelines.
  • Completion of post registration specialist competency portfolio.



  • Evidence of continuing professional development and discipline specific proficiency for HPC registration.
  • Demonstration of relevant experience commensurate with post requirements.
  • Managing a team, project or section including managing absence, recruitment, appraisals.
  • An advanced, highly specialist knowledge of:
  • Biomedical Science theory and practice (Haematology, Transfusion, Haemostasis & Thrombosis, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Cellular Pathology as appropriate).
  • Principles and practice of management techniques.
  • Fault finding and troubleshooting on a wide range of highly specialised complex equipment.
  • Quality control, assurance, and audit practices.
  • Laboratory health and safety.
  • Laboratory accreditation standards.
  • HPC and IBMS professional standards, ethics,and proficiencies.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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