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Cellular Pathology Service Manager

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen in Cellular Pathology, as part of Derbyshire Pathology, for a Cellular Pathology Service Manager. Working as part of the Cellular Pathology Services leadership team, comprising of Associate Clinical Director for Cellular Pathology, Histology Manager, Andrology Manager, and Mortuary managers you will be responsible for all aspects of the Histology, Andrology and Mortuary services across The Royal Derby Hospital (RDH), Queens Hospital, Burton (QHB) and Chesterfield Royal hospital (CRH). Your work will ensure that the department delivers a high quality, timely and effective UKAS-accredited service.

Derbyshire Pathology was formed on the 1st July 2018 of the laboratories at Chesterfield Royal Hospital and Royal Derby Hospital. Queens Hospital, Burton also joined Derbyshire Pathology on October 1st 2021. The Cellular Pathology Department is based on the site of Royal Derby Hospital. This is a very busy UKAS accredited department with an interesting, varied and growing workload, covering most specialities except medical renal biopsies, neuropathology and paediatric/neonatal pathology, and includes a team of 15 consultants and two specialty doctors. The Histopathology department currently receives approximately 47,000 surgical specimens per year.

Main duties of the job

As a qualified and experienced manager with leadership experience we will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to expand and develop senior managerial and leadership responsibilities within Derbyshire Pathology. The ideal candidate will have a strong scientific background and have knowledge and experience in Histology, Andrology and Mortuary service provision.

The position requires the candidate to be fully familiar with ISO 15189 standards, have experience of Quality Management Systems Health & Safety requirements training/education techniques Financial and HR resource management.

The candidate will also be expected to have experience of using transformational methodologies to drive change and improve service delivery, The role will require the post-holder to be flexible and highly organised, able to align their values with those of the organisation, have the ability to delegate effectively and to work as part of a team with a 'can-do' positive attitude.

Closing date of applications: 22 July 2024Date of interview: 5 August 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4 th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification

Knowledge, training and experience


  • HCPC registration
  • Fellowship of IBMS
  • MSc Biomedical Sciences
  • Management/ Leadership qualification
  • Expert knowledge of Cellular Pathology
  • In depth understanding of ISO 15189(2012)/ (2022)
  • Significant senior supervisory experience within Cellular Pathology
  • Experience of working with quality management systems
  • Experience of managing change
  • Experience of budgetary management

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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