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Support Services Team Manager

Band 7

Main area
Pathology
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
320-CDCS-1863
Site
Chesterfield Royal Hospital
Town
Chesterfield
Salary
£40,057 - £45,839 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
06/07/2022 23:59
Interview date
20/07/2022

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.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified HCPC registered individual to take on a new role within the Derbyshire Pathology team at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital site. In this role you will provide management and leadership to the Support Services teams, including Pre-and-Post Analytics, Phlebotomy, Logistics, Reception and Porters.

Applicants for the post will possess excellent communication skills, with the ability to work with and direct a diverse team. You will be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills, with a passion for people and an ability to connect teams together.

The successful candidate will have the ability  to maintain and develop high standards of quality and enjoy working as part of a team as well as being able to work alone under their own initiative, with the ability to meet targets.

An understanding of UKAS ISO 15189 standards, staff training, Health & Safety requirements, and pre-and-post analytics technical requirements is essential.

 

Main duties of the job

As an Health Professions Council (HCPC) registered Biomedical Scientist, to lead and supervise the day to day delivery of the support services at the Chesterfield site of Derbyshire Pathology.

To provide advanced Biomedical Science technical support for support services by providing training, advice, technical development, troubleshooting and supervision.

To work closely with a team of supervisors, leaders and managers to ensure a holistic approach to the support services team.

Other elements of the role include Human Resources, budget review, people management, and day-to-day operational activities.

To maintain UKAS ISO 15189 accreditation, ensuring the quality and technical  standards are maintained.

Closing date of applications: 6th July 2022

Interview date: 20th July 2022

Working for our organisation

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, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:

  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB – this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • IBMS Accredited Biomedical Science degree or equivalent qualification
  • HCPC registration as Biomedical Scientist
  • IBMS Specialist portfolio or equivalent
  • An MSc in Biomedical Sciences degree (or working towards an MSc), or Fellowship of the IBMS or equivalent experience
Desirable criteria
  • Studying for or willingness to study for a Management or Leadership course
  • Membership of professional body such as IBMS

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Significant experience working as (at minimum) Band 6 BMS in an NHS laboratory
  • Experience of training staff (competencies and IBMS portfolios)
  • Experience of Pathology QMS and UKAS accreditation assessments
  • Experience of staff supervision
  • IT literate; able to compile reports and use IT systems
Desirable criteria
  • Experience working as a Band 7 BMS
  • Experience of day-to-day operational management
  • Human Resource management experience and skills

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Step into health

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Maxine Hambidge
Job title
Deputy General Manager
Email address
maxine.hambidge@nhs.net
Telephone number
01246 512591
Additional information

Stacey O Brien- Acting Blood Sciences Service Manager

Tel : 01246 512242

 

 

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Recruitment Team, Workforce Management
Training Centre
Rehab Block, Level 3
Royal Derby Hospital
Derby
Derbyshire
DE22 3NE
Telephone
01332 786187 / 07385 367224