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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/10/2021.

Deputy Systems Lead (XN07)

Job Reference: 298-CORM-2254

Medical Directorate
St James University Hospital
£38,890 to £44,503 pa

National Pathology Imaging Co-operative (NPIC) - Deputy Systems Lead

Fixed Term to 31st January 2023

Band 7

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has been at the forefront of Digital Pathology research and innovation for over 15 years. A £17m initiative funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, the Northern Pathology Imaging Co-operative (NPIC) followed by further £20m funding for a national expansion, National Pathology Imaging Co-operative, builds on that advanced starting position, uniting a consortium of academic, clinical and industry partners with a common vision - to create a world-leading centre for digital pathology and artificial intelligence (AI) on which a UK industrial sector can grow and thrive.


The post holder will work closely with the Programme Manager and Systems Lead within the NPIC Programme team; and system users, clinicians, senior managers, local informatics teams across various NHS Trusts, and key industry suppliers. You will be responsible for the successful implementation of IT systems, the on-going day-to-day management of the systems, and successful implementation of future system developments within the Digital Pathology portfolio of work.


You will be an enthusiastic person, with strong problem-solving skills and an ability to analyse and investigate system problems and propose optimal solutions. You will play an active role in making recommendations for improving the IT Systems and solutions and become an ‘expert user’ of the NPIC solution sharing your own knowledge to help others, demonstrating effective inter-personal skills in order to communicate and engage with all levels and disciplines of personnel with regards to the implementation, and on-going support of the NPIC solution with a purpose to improve care for patients. You will be willing to work flexibly with a wide range of stakeholders in a challenging operational environment; you must have exceptionally strong attention to detail and a willingness to work around the needs of the team and organisation. You will be working on cutting-edge, innovative developments that will deliver real change for staff and patients.


The post-holder will be a self-motivated, tenacious individual, with extensive demonstrable experience of managing IT systems, creating and maintaining system documentation and demonstrate a commitment to administering IT systems that support optimal clinical & administrative pathways. You will have the ability to work without supervision to tight deadlines. You will be a team player with a ‘can do attitude’, helping to deliver on an exciting and diverse work portfolio.


In return you can expect a supportive and engaged management team who will enable you to broaden your experience and develop a wide range of skills. We are proud to have and maintain mutually supportive working relationships within the team and an excellent reputation across the Trust for consistent delivery of objectives.


This post is initially fixed term until 31st January 2023 with an opportunity to extend (subject to funding).

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

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with & listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance & provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff & are committed to equal opportunities & welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants & to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely.

You may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the check on your behalf & 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 & 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 3 full years & include valid work email addresses. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment.

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

If you have any questions about the process please contact Recruitment on (0113) 2065980

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