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Solution Designer Pathology IT

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Solution Designer Pathology IT

To work closely with project teams on the design, scale, scope and impact of new projects. To assess the impact on the laboratories across ALL BSPS sites and to work with the EPR teams on changes required.

Main duties of the job

Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services (BSPS) is an NHS contractual joint venture between the following NHS Foundation Trusts:
  • Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals
  • Frimley Health (inc. Wexham Park)
  • Royal Berkshire
  • Royal Surrey
  • Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SASH)

Each hospital benefits from a complete pathology service, delivered through a shared service model across the network for both acute and primary care patients.

The post-holder requires significant technical knowledge and experience of pathology and clinical systems, including those used by GPs, to lead, research, design and integrate technologies and service architectures to implement pathology technologies that align with BSPS strategic objectives.

About us

The Pathology IT department is a highly professional and dedicated team with a strong emphasis on ongoing training and career development. We need a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to help us support our clinical colleagues with their IT requirements. We believe in investing in our staff and understand that staff satisfaction is inextricably linked to patient satisfaction. We also believe that it is important that we recruit staff who subscribe to our values as they are at the heart of everything we do. The values reflect the commitment we make to the people who use our services and to each other.

As the Trusts are committed to 24/7 working, within Pathology IT we also support the labs 24/7. This is covered from home on a rostered basis, however on occasion, there may be a requirement to be on site.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate an understanding of IT System administration with good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team or to join the project teams when required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, as dealing with a wide range of clinical staff and associated professionals is a significant aspect of this role.

The successful candidate will be expected to support the Pathology IT Senior team and other colleagues as we move forward in the growth of BSPS.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job description and the person specification attached.

Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services (BSPS) is a joint venture between Ashford and St. Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust delivering pathology services to both acute and primary care patients across the network area. Currently the team is split across 3 sites, Frimley Park, Wexham Park and the Royal Berkshire Hospital and you may be asked to work at any of the sites so that services can be maintained.

Person Specification



  • Information Technology Degree or comparable experience.


  • Recognized management qualification.



  • Knowledge of best practices in IT and working within in an ITIL Framework.


  • HL7/Message Integration experience.
  • Qualifications in LEAN / 6-sigma.

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


Harborne House

University of Reading



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