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Pre-analytical Service Lead

Job Reference: 412-DCSS-1000

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Pathology Management
£44,606 to £50,819 pa

Cheshire Pathology Services is a forward looking collaborative of the Mid and East Cheshire NHS Trusts that has been providing pathology services for this area for the last 12 years, and as part of the NHSI initiative are also currently looking at a proposed larger Pathology network with the University Hospital of North Midlands.

A developmental opportunity has arisen within Cheshire Pathology Services for an individual to undertake a secondment/fixed term to the role of a Pre-analytical Service Lead, for a period of 12 months, with the option to extend to 24 months.

The role is the oversight of the delivery of Anticoagulation, Phlebotomy and pathology’s Central Specimen Reception (CSR) services across East and Mid Cheshire. The post is full time and reports to the Pathology Service Manager. The role would be a development opportunity for anyone with senior/management experience, and pathology knowledge is not essential.

The post holder will be required to provide operational management, and delivery of these services within the acute and community environments. They will contribute to the Pathology Management team, attending meetings as required, and identifying and implementing change and quality improvements specifically for the development of these services. The role is split between the two sites of the collaborative at Leighton Hospital and Macclesfield Hospital Pathology departments.

The successful applicant will be supported by senior staff members within each department.

Applications are invited from candidates with significant experience in a senior role. A relevant postgraduate qualification (MSc or equivalent) is desirable and a management qualification would also be advantageous.


Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford. We are the Lead Employer for Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP) which aims to transform, develop and deliver health care services in the community.

The Trust has been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following the recent inspection of its services and leadership and Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust has been named a Top40 hospital at CHKS Top Hospital Awards 2019.

Our clinical facilities are excellent, as we have invested in state of the art theatres, Critical Care, Emergency Department and our Childrens Wards (to name but a few). We have also invested in our people, ensuring we have the right number of the right people delivering care, fostering a culture of compassion, support and excellence.

Following an NHSI initiative to establish 29 Pathology networks across England the University Hospital of North Midlands is currently working closely with Mid and East Cheshire NHS Trusts to establish a Pathology network across Staffordshire and Cheshire.


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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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