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Laboratory Shift Manager

Devon   •  Up to £45000 per annum  •  Contract/Temporary, Full time


ixed Term Contract

We're currently seeking Plymouth-based Laboratory Shift Managers to work within a state of the art, high output diagnostics laboratory environment as part of the UK's NHS Test and Trace programme.

As well as playing a vital role in supporting society's return to a more normal way of life by helping to break the chains of COVID-19 transmission, you will also gain invaluable experience and exposure to some of the country's most highly skilled individuals in the scientific community.

This represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to go above and beyond to support public health, while also extending your already accomplished technical skills and positioning your Scientific career for further success and growth.

If you meet the criteria below, please apply today.

Your responsibilities:

  • The post-holder is responsible for the operational planning, organisation and delivery of the quality diagnostic Pathology services for the designated shift.
  • The post-holder is responsible for ensuring that all accreditation standards set by national bodies, including UKAS are met, is part of the job role, and understanding the use of ISO 15189: 2012 standards. This ensures the department is delivering a safe service for the staff and its users.
  • The post-holder will provide professional leadership to Scientific, Technical and Support staff within their designated shift.
  • The post-holder will manage the Departmental Specialities in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Trust.
  • The post holder will directly manage a group of staff including Scientific, Technical and support staff.
  • The post holder in collaboration with the Laboratory Managers, will provide a timely, high quality, accurate and cost effective service.
  • The post holder will ensure the timely processing of patient samples, resulting in approximately 40,000 tests per day

Your experience:

Successful candidates need to have:

  • Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (FIBMS) by examination or hold an MSc in Biomedical Sciences or hold an equivalent qualification in a Clinical Pathology discipline or demonstrable experience.
  • Ability to demonstrate and apply knowledge of the Pathology of disease in one or more disciplines within Microbiology
  • Specialist knowledge and experience in the technical field of a Pathology discipline
  • Advanced analytical, scientific and technical skills commensurate with the Pathology speciality and seniority of the post-holder
  • Significant experience in a Senior role in a Pathology Laboratory within a Department, which handles a total workload of 500k patient requests per annum.
  • Previous experience of staff development, performance and conduct management, sickness absence management
  • Previous experience of successful management of change
  • Training experience
  • A working knowledge and practical application of a Pathology IT system

In return:

As well as a competitive rate of pay (with an uplift applied for night working), you'll receive comprehensive training on relevant lab procedures and equipment.

This role will work on a shift pattern and will include day, evening and weekend shifts. Please speak to our team to learn more.

You will also be joining a diverse and hugely welcoming team. Diversity at NHS Test and Trace is about reflecting the communities we serve, holding the principles of equality and inclusion at the heart of everything we do and all that we stand for, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together. We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our purpose.

As well as playing a vital role in supporting society's return to a more normal way of life by helping to break the chains of COVID-19 transmission, you will also gain invaluable experience and exposure to some of the country's most highly skilled individuals in the scientific community.

This represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to go above and beyond to support public health, while also extending your already accomplished technical skills and positioning your Scientific career for further success and growth.


You must be eligible to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Agency: SRG
  • Reference: PLY002
  • Posted: 19th February 2021
  • Expires: 19th March 2021

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