Healthcare Assistant - Aldeburgh Community Hospital - T290

Healthcare Assistant - Aldeburgh Community Hospital - T290

12 Oct
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East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
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Ipswich

12 Oct

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Ipswich

Job overview



An exciting opportunity has arisen to apply for the role of Laboratory Manager within our Biochemistry service at our Ipswich Hospital site within East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust.



We are looking for a Healthcare professional with extensive experience who can understand the changing services of pathology and represent the service going forward.



Come join our team!



About our Trust - Time Matters



Main duties of the job



The post holder must be able to:



- Act as a department lead Healthcare scientist within Blood Sciences, taking local responsibility with the others managers for MHRA and UKAS compliance and Health & Safety.

- Manages and coordinates the day to day activities of the department.



- Advises the service lead on service improvement

- Manages highly specialist investigations and responsible for standard and quality of results of the service.

- Provides expert advice, coordinates training of the biomedical scientists.

- Provides specialist training, in own or other disciplines; leads and manages team.

- To work flexibly in reflection of service needs which may include an extended working day and/or with service delivery of a 24 hour, 7 days per week service

- Maintain and promote professional image of the pathology department



Location: Biochemistry Laboratory, Blood Sciences, Ipswich Hospital



It is essential to this role that the applicant has extensive knowledge of Biochemistry and is able to go and promote the service to the users without compromising delivery.



Working for our organisation



East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients’ own homes. You will be joining a team of 10,000 amazing colleagues providing care to 800,000 residents. 



Our philosophy is that time matters to everyone. Too often, our current systems and ways of working add unnecessary stress and frustration. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.



If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.



Detailed job description and main responsibilities



- Responsible as lead Healthcare scientist for a specialist service

- Manages and coordinates the day to day activities of the Biochemistry & Specimen reception team

- Leads on service improvement

- Processes highly specialist investigations and responsible for standard and quality of results of the service.

- Provides expert advice, opinions training to own and other professions in specialist area of activity.

- Provides specialist training, in own or other disciplines; may lead, manage team for own specialist area.

- To work flexibly in reflection of service needs which may include an extended working day and/or participation in delivery of a 24 hour, 7 days per week service

- The work of the service brings staff into constant contact with human body fluids, tissues and hazardous chemicals. This may include blood, pus, urine, faeces, and respiratory secretions.

- Maintain and promote professional image of the pathology department.



For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.



Person specification



Education



Essential criteria



- HCPC Registration as a Biomedical Scientist or Clinical Scientist

- Science Degree or equivalent

- Appropriate Post Graduate Masters degree or equivalent

- Evidence of CPD



Desirable criteria



- Holding or working towards a qualification that supports management responsibilities such as health and safety, training officer, or quality management associated with post



Knowledge & Experience



Essential criteria



- Highly specialist knowledge and experience in specialised analytical or clinical area relevant to post

- Extensive practical experience of working in a Biomedical Science laboratory

- Experience of managing people and leadership

- Experience of Pathology IT systems

- Practical experience of Quality Management Systems

- Experience of performing and evaluating Risk Assessments

- To have undertaken research, development and audit activities



Desirable criteria



- European Computer Driving Licence or equivalent

- Previous relevant experience of working in the NHS

- Relevant Scientific publication



Skills and Aptitudes



Essential criteria



- Supervision and training of staff

- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

- Proven influencing and negotiating skills at all levels

- Interpretation and analytical skills

- Demonstrable mentoring skills

- Demonstrable interpersonal skills - can work as part of a team or independently

- Able to prioritise own workload and that of others to meet needs of the service

- Ability to concentrate for prolonged periods of time

- High degree of manual dexterity to perform complex laboratory techniques



Desirable criteria



- Service Planning

- Knowledge of quality management and accreditation systems



Personal Attributes



Essential criteria



- High level of accuracy and attention to detail

- Credible and effective leadership qualities.

- Integrity and personal credibility

- Strives for excellence

- Self-motivated and able to motivate others.

- Ability to be flexible and respond to the needs of the service,

- Ability to work with minimal supervision.

- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines where there are competing demands.

- Puts the patient first in everything that is undertaken

- Awareness of self and impact on others

The original job offer can be found in Kit Job:
https://www.kitjobau.com/job/12438044/healthcare-assistant-aldeburgh-community-hospital-t290-ipswich/?utm_source=html

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