As Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics Laboratory Operations Manager, in collaboration with the Head and Deputy Head of the Laboratory, you will assist in managing a large team of dedicated staff providing laboratory testing and clinical advice to a diverse range of solid organ and haematopoietic stem cell transplant programmes based in the London and South East of England. The laboratory also provides immunogenetic testing services and support for some aspects of blood transfusion. Your role will be to be responsible for day-to-day laboratory operations, staffing and be quality lead for the Laboratory. You will also support the Head and Deputy Head of Laboratory in strategic planning, provision of clinical advice where appropriate and taking responsibility when the Head and Deputy Head are absent.
You will benefit from the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment where you can continue to develop your scientific education and participate in ongoing research and service development of relevance to the department.
With our core purpose of improving and saving patients’ lives, you will contribute to developing and providing a high quality service, that meets the varied needs of customers and ensures the safety and wellbeing of patients.
Main duties of the job
As a registered scientist with highly specialised Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics knowledge and scope of practice you will be responsible for:
- Contributing to a complex clinical laboratory service; performing, analysing, interpreting documenting and reporting routine and specialist/complex investigations and providing advice to clinicians in a diverse range of solid organ and haematopoietic stem cell transplant programmes.
- Managing the day to day running of the laboratory, departmental quality management and health and safety.
- The standard of work within a specified section of laboratory clinical activity
- Deputising for the Head & Deputy Head of Department in their absence, assuming overall responsibility for management of the Department.
You will be required to cover in times of operational difficulty.
Experience and Knowledge
- Extensive experience of working in a diagnostic/testing laboratory.
- Extensive experience in Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics.
- Demonstrable managerial and leadership skills.
- In depth knowledge of Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics and laboratory support for clinical transplantation.
- Experience of setting targets and performance review.
- Experience of participation in research and development projects.
- In depth understanding of relevant policies, standards and guidelines affecting laboratory practice e.g. UK Accreditation Service (UKAS), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), UK Blood Transfusion Service (UKBTS), British Committee for Standards in Haematology (BCSH), European.
- Experience of working with Information Technology using Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Qualifications and Training
- Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) registered Clinical Scientist (which must be maintained)
- FRC Path Part 1 in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics or PhD in a relevant subject.
- Formal post graduate training together with extensive experience OR alternative training and extensive in-service experience.
- Member of a professional body e.g. British Blood Transfusion Society (BBTS), British Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (BSHI).
- Demonstrates commitment to own continued professional development (CPD).
Please view the attached recruitment profile which is a summary of the detailed Job Description and Person Specification for the full personal attributes we require for the role. You will need to demonstrate these throughout the recruitment process.
At NHS Blood and Transplant, we’re incredibly proud of the many talented people who come together every day to make our organisation the very best it can be. We have clearly defined values that are centred around offering exceptional care to our donors and their families. We take care of each other too and we focus on building our expertise so we can change lives, provide quality support and offer fulfilling careers.
It’s an opportunity to contribute to a unique team as part of a service that saves lives 365 days a year. We offer brilliant benefits including 27 days of holiday (plus bank holidays), a comprehensive induction and training programme, and competitive pension scheme.
We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and aim to reflect the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.
Three small words, one big difference – Caring, Expert and Quality.
Together we’ll save and improve more lives than ever.
This vacancy will close at 23:59 on Wednesday 28th February 2024.
Interviews are anticipated to be held on or after 13th March – subject to confirmation
For informal enquiries please contact – Dr Deborah Sage, Head of H&I Department at email@example.com
To apply for this job please visit beta.jobs.nhs.uk.