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Pathology IT Manager

Employer
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Blackpool
Salary
Depending on experience Dependant on experience
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Pathology IT Manager is responsible for managing and coordinating all aspects of IT (support, installations & and project implementations) forthe Pathology at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Trust to include Biochemistry, Haematology, Blood Transfusion, Microbiology, Cellular Pathologyand the Mortuary.This comprises the development, installation and support of new and existing systems, providing training and documentation and a point ofcontact between the Trust, Suppliers and Stakeholders.

Main duties of the job

The Pathology IT Manager is responsible for managing and coordinating all aspects of IT (support, installations & and project implementations) forthe Pathology at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Trust to include Biochemistry, Haematology, Blood Transfusion, Microbiology, Cellular Pathologyand the Mortuary.This comprises the development, installation and support of new and existing systems, providing training and documentation and a point ofcontact between the Trust, Suppliers and Stakeholders.The post holder is responsible for all hardware and software in the laboratories as well as LIMS, CyberLab and integrity of data held.The post holder will be expected to liaise with Lancashire and South Cumbria Pathology Collaboration with anticipated new LIMS project.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, and offers a full range of district hospital servicesand community health services to a population of 1.6 million in Lancashire and South Cumbria.The Pathology Directorate encompassed several disciplines: Anti-Coagulation Dosing Advisory Service, Biochemistry, Blood Transfusion, CellularPathology, Haematology, Microbiology, Mortuary, Point of Care Testing, Phlebotomy & Virology.The department has approximately 280 staff comprised of Consultants, Biomedical Scientists, Medical Laboratory Assistants, other laboratory ortechnical personnel and administration staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To undertake and manage new IT projects as and when required within the labs. This will entail discussions with suppliers, users,providing documentation, installation, and configuration and testing until such point that the project has either gone live or can be safelyhanded over to other stakeholders. Responsibility for all hardware and software within the laboratories, the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and Ordercomms, the integrity of the data it holds and the effective and accurate distribution of that data to clinicians and other systems asappropriate, across the Trust and to the local health community. To provide fault finding investigation in all systems (desktop, hardware, software, network, connectivity): take ownership of highlycomplex faults to resolution and to liaise with hospital IT services and other parties should they be required to resolve the issues andco-ordinate support. Installations & fault finding work undertaken in both offices and contaminated lab areas. Proactive management of systems to provide on going improvement of service offered by the labs. Be responsible for solving of highly complex problems regarding programming and interface issues that arise between the analyticalplatforms and the Laboratory Information System. This may involve the safe and expeditious retrieval of erroneous results before theyare available to clinical staff. To provide documentation of systems installed, user instruction documentation and report logging. To ensure that all new or upgrades to clinical systems function correctly and have been tested before going live. To ensure that departmental workload data is available as and when required by Pathology Services Manager. To contribute the Pathology Directorate meetings on all IT matters and projects, communicating highly complex issues and resolutionsto scientific and medical staff in the Directorate. Line manager for the Pathology IT Admin Support. Provide training and support for Pathology IT Admin Support. Responsible for training of staff at all grades in the Directorate, from basic system use to highly complex interfacing and problemsolving. To communicate effectively with all levels of staff on multifaceted issues relating to IT systems. To ensure that daily pro-active management and regular housekeeping tasks are undertaken to maintain system integrity and thatthese are documented appropriately in order to keep patient and their information safe.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree or equivalent level of experience in a pathology IT related role


Desirable

  • Project management qualification


Experience and Knowledge

Essential

  • Proven ability of developing and managing Pathology centered computer systems
  • Extensive experience of Pathology IT interfacing
  • Systems management experience
  • Experience of working within Pathology


Desirable

  • Project management experience


Skills and Ability

Essential

  • Current knowledge of data flows and reporting methodologies within Pathology
  • Strong interpersonal skills demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels
  • Proven ability to solve serious problems encountered in laboratory services
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Able to work using own initiative
  • Ability to build effective working relationships
  • Good understanding of clinical governance
  • Ability to work as part of a team and organise fluctuating workload around competing priorities.
  • Good analytical and report writing skills
  • Capable of working under pressure


Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Pathology department - Victoria Hospital site - Blackpool Teaching hospitals

Whinney Heys Road

Blackpool

FY3 8NR

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