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Deputy Blood Sciences Laboratory Manager

Job Reference: 415-S21-279

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum pro rata

Applications are invited for an 8a Deputy - Blood Sciences Manager to join our team at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust. The successful applicant will join a small, affable and well regarded team in a UKAS accredited department providing a wide range of diagnostic testing for the acute trust, and community services across Northern Devon and North Cornwall.

North Devon Hospital is part of North Devon Healthcare Trust which provides integrated acute and community services across North Devon. The acute hospital provides a full complement of secondary care including cancer services, emergency care, maternity and paediatric services. It is a designated Cancer Unit and Trauma Unit.

Currently we are working towards integrating services with the Royal Devon & Exeter Foundation Trust and working with partners across our network, which will open up opportunities for collaborative working , interesting degree of flexibility and career development should that be of interest to candidates. The successful candidate will report to the RDE Blood Sciences Manager following integration but initially to the Pathology Service Manager at ND.

North Devon offers a fantastic combination of coastline and countryside, so the famous surfing beaches of North Devon and the beautiful National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor are on your doorstep. Barnstaple and the surrounding area also boasts excellent local schools, tennis facilities, vibrant theatres, art and music, and abundant family opportunities.

If you would like to find out more about working at NDHT, please visit our website.

For an informal discussion, prospective candidates are welcome to contact Lee Luscombe, Pathology Service Manager, on 01271 311754, or Mary Stapleton, Consultant Clinical Biochemist, on 01271 322419, Informal visits are encouraged.

Closing Date: 25 June 2021

This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

Pay award due with effect from Thursday 1st April 2021, implementation pending NHS Employers publication.

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