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Deputy Pathology Computer Systems Validation (CSV) Lead

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Colchester and Ipswich
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust Pathology Services are looking for a strong, flexible leader with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to join the Governance and Quality team as the Deputy Computer Systems Validation (CSV) Lead.

You will be part of the Validation team leading on your own projects and be able to deputise for the CSV Lead on occasion. You will work in collaboration with the laboratory teams, Service Leads, Operations Managers, Head of Operations Quality Managers and Head of Quality to ensure that Pathology becomes progressively more efficient in delivering a high quality service across both sites 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 matters. You will have excellent attention to detail and extensive experience in leading and managing validation projects to implement and maintain accreditation and continuous improvement.

This role requires you to travel across Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals with an element of working from home. This role is full time, however we would consider part time.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for key projects, including the planning, co-production and implementation of validation projects across Cancer & Diagnostics division.

Process/analyse highly specialised data and information with a high level of accuracy.

Provide specialist training and expert advice in CSV validation methods and tools.

Deputise for the CSV Lead in all aspects of their role including Human Resources and management of project delivery.

Support the coordination of the working priorities of the CSV team ensuring that resources are allocated to appropriate projects / skill mix.

Be aware of emerging and current best practice, liaising with service users and stakeholders to promote service improvement, ensuring impacts of changes to service models and business processes are properly considered, understood and managed as part of the programme governance structures within the Trust.

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 one of the largest NHS organisations in England, 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 thatTime Mattersto 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



  • Experience in management or clinical leadership within an acute NHS organisation
  • Experience of leading change projects with impact at a Trust wide level
  • Experience of presenting to large and small groups including up to Board level
  • Experience of working in a complex environment
  • Experience of leading change initiatives within an operational or clinical team
  • Identifying and interpreting national policy and implementing required changes
  • Experience of engagement and motivating teams to successfully deliver service improvements
  • Experience of delivering computer systems validation activity to satisfy regulatory standards.


  • Subject Matter Expert in a Pathology discipline (e.g Blood Transfusion, Histopathology, Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology, Microbiology)
  • HCPC Registration
  • Experience of line management
  • Experience of participation in 'system-wide' change management projects



  • Educated to degree level or with the equivalent professional experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Formal training in process change methods e.g./ LEAN
  • Project Management qualification

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester and Ipswich Hospital

Colchester and Ipswich


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