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Network Pathology Department Manager (Cellular Pathology)

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Coventry and Warwickshire Pathology Service (CWPS) have Pathology Laboratories across three Hospital sites: Coventry Hospital, George Eliot Hospital and Warwick Hospital offering services to 1.8 million patients across the region.

Departments within CWPS include Chemistry and Immunology, Haematology, Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Pathology, Histopathology, Pre-Analytics including Phlebotomy, and Mortuary services. With a dedicated workforce of over 500 staff, CWPS provide a range of tests across many different analysers and equipment, using state-of-the-art technology and specialist techniques.

We having an exciting opportunity for a Network Pathology Department Manager to join the team and manage the Cellular Pathology Departments across CWPS these departments are Histology and Mortuary.

The Histology Department has staff across the 2 Hospital sites (Warwick Hospital and University Hospital, Coventry) who perform an array of histological techniques including dissection, embedding, microtomy, QC, special staining, immunohistochemistry, and digital scanning. The Department is UKAS accredited and staff work between 7am and 7pm Monday to Saturday, alongside Consultant Histopathologists who report and support the department with overall departmental direction and support from the Clinical Lead.

*** Please be advised that interviews are proposed for 11th July 2024 ***

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for the oversight, operational running, strategic direction, performance and quality of the Cellular Pathology services by directing the Section Managers and Leads in those Departments.

We are looking for a dynamic, organised individual who is able to multitask, communicate with a wide array of staff, complete tasks/projects, as well as someone who is able to work well within a team and who can also work autonomously when needed.

As a Network Pathology Department Manager, you willbe responsible and accountable for the operational management of all aspects, including financial, organisational and performance, of the routine and specialised services delivered by the Coventry and Warwickshire Pathology Services Network(CWPS) across the Trust sites and primary care.

You will lead in conjunction with other senior staff in the evaluation, implementation and development of existing and new technologies, approved clinical trials and departmental research projects to ensure the continued effectiveness of the service.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will also take ownership of, monitor and control a designated budget or budgets, and be accountable for identifying and delivering any cost improvement plans (CIP) as required to achieve defined financial targets for the CWPS Network.

In conjunction with the Management Team, you will maintain an open, proactive and collaborative culture within Pathology supported by effective two-way communication systems and processes that promote the achievements and activities of the relevant specialities and maintains clinical standards.

Take a lead in the propagation and maintenance of all laboratory aspects of the ISO standards/MHRA requirements, HTA regulations, HSE requirements and any other statutory regulations, and ensure the delivery of services in line with the principles of these standards and requirements throughout CWPS.

Be the expert in the use of the Quality management system, and oversees the effective development and/or management of all controlled documentation, non-conformities and audit reports within the system.

Manage the attendance and performance of all qualified and support staff members and be responsible for ensuring all staff fulfil and maintain their contractual requirements for mandatory training.

Design and work with the Pathology IT team on continuous developments, to ensure the most efficient use of the laboratory information system in the support of effective patient care within all Pathology specialties.

Lead by example to develop and maintain full engagement with all staff demonstrating motivational, presentation and training skills at all times.

For further details please see the attached job description.

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University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


University Hospital Coventry

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