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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/04/2020.

Quality Manager SLM (XR07)

Job Reference: 298-PATH-506

298 Specialist Laboratory Medicine
St James University Hospital
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

Band 7 - Quality Manager

Pathology at Leeds Teaching Hospitals has an exciting opportunity for a Quality Manager to join the team within its Specialist Laboratory Medicine department.

Specialist Laboratory Medicine (SLM) encompasses specialist testing within the disciplines of Biochemistry, Haematology and Immunology. We are a referral lab for non-specialist laboratories within the WYAAT region and beyond. We support specialist clinical services that are commissioned by NHS England, such as the Newborn Screening Programme, Haemoglobinopathy screening and the Regional Haemophilia Network. The Department is UKAS accredited to ISO 15189:2012 and holds European Federation certification for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics.

The primary responsibility will be to coordinate the Governance process (Health and Safety, Risk Management and Quality Management) in collaboration with the SLM management team, and work closely with the Service Manager, Clinical Lead and Operational Leads to ensure the effective development and implementation of the quality management system. The general duties will include; ensuring the effective management of change, compliance to the laboratory’s audit schedule, overseeing incident report and investigation, risk management and corrective and preventative actions, assist in establishing and monitoring Key Performance Indicators, coordinating assay validation and verification andthe department’s maintenance of accreditation.

The candidate must be registered with the HCPC and have extensive post registration experience as a Biomedical Scientist within a relevant speciality. The candidate must hold an MSc, or equivalent, in Biomedical Science or related field and will ideally have experience of quality management and/or governance activities. A Quality Management and/or Service Improvement qualification would be desirable.

If you would like to arrange a visit, or have an informal discussion about the role, please contact:

Chloe Chadwick

Service Manager, Specialist Laboratory Medicine


This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Silver Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed. The Trust operates a points based waiting list system.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is part of the West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT), a collaborative of the NHS hospital trusts from across West Yorkshire and Harrogate working together to provide the best possible care for our patients

If you have any questions about the process please contact LTHT Resourcing on (0113) 2065980.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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