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Cellular Pathology Office Manager

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum Plus 5% high cost area supplement
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Following retirement of our exising Office Manager, the Department of Cellular Pathology welcomes applications for the post.

The role requires an engaging and organised person with the skills required to manage a small team of medical secretaries and clerical assistants in support of a our Consultant Pathologists, Specialist Trainee Drs and Laboratory staff. the role ensures that diagnostic reports are processed in an accurate and efficient manner, liasing with the lab and clinical teams supporting specialist referrals.

The post holder will also support cancer services, providing information and preparation for the local MDTs that are held every day.

The role requires the use of multiple systems such as TDHC (Laboratory Information System), ICE, Spine, Multiple other site requesting and referral portals and basic It systems such as Excel and Word.

Main duties of the job

Manage and supervise office team
  • manage all leave requests
  • carry out team meetings and appraisals
  • support consultant body - attending senior meetings
  • Ensure support for clinical reports as required
  • Provide liason with coroner services to ensure compliance with HTA licensable activities
  • Providing support to service for all accreditation and license activities, including management of SOPs
  • Ensure all duties around referrals, data inputting, MDT preparation, cancer books, genomic reports are all completed and audited
  • Ensure cancer registry is completed
  • Support and carry out audits to ensure compliance is maintained.
  • Ordering and stock maintenance of stationary and office consumables.

About us

Our Organisation

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) provides a full range of general acute, outpatient and diagnostic services at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, the Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishop's Stortford, and St Margaret's Hospital in Epping.

We employ 3,500 staff and serve a local population of around 350,000 people living in west Essex and east Hertfordshire, centred on the M11 corridor and the towns of Harlow, Bishop's Stortford and Epping. Our extended catchment area incorporates a population of up to 500,000 and includes the areas of Hoddesdon, Cheshunt and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire.

Our Values

The Princess Alexandra Promise to our patients as identified by our 3 values which will contribute to improving our patient experiences:

Patient at heart - Always holding the patient and their wellbeing at the centre of our thoughts and efforts

Everyday excellence - Sharing and celebrating our successes, being honest when we get it wrong, giving us the ability to learn from both

Creative collaboration - Knowing strength comes from diversity, we combine our experiences, skills and talents, working together to find new and better ways to care

The Trust believes in investing in all our staff and rewarding high standards of care whilst building for excellence and in return we expect our staff to uphold the Trust values to the highest level.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification, available to download at any time.

Person Specification

Previous experience


  • Previous clerical experience more than 2 years
  • Experience of supporting / managing / supervising multiple staff members


  • Ability to develop new ways of working

Awareness of skillset required


  • Demonstrate various skills required to perform this role eg organised, be able to support and supervise, able to delegate, priorisation
  • Willingness to develop new ways of working

Employer details

Employer name

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust




CM20 1QX

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