Head of Pathology – Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust – Northampton

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

This is a rare and exciting opportunity that has arisen for an exceptional senior operational leader to join a dynamic and high-profile team within our Clinical Support Services Division, as Head of Pathology at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust. This post manages a large Pathology department.

You will manage and continue to develop Pathology services, providing day to day leadership and oversight for teams across Blood Sciences, Microbiology, Cellular Pathology, Histopathology, Mortuary and a dedicated blood taking unit. You will undertake Laboratory Director responsibilities as stipulated in ISO 15189:2012.

The post works closely with the Clinical Leads, Operational Managers and Senior Nurses to ensure we provide and deliver safe, high quality effective services to the Trust, primary care and associated commissioning groups. You will lead on business planning, support strategic service developments and service transformational programs of work, working in collaboration with other Divisions and external stakeholders and agencies. You will also work closely with the Pathology department at our group hospital, Kettering General Hospital and partners in the LNR and ME2 regional networks for Pathology.

It’s an exciting time to be joining the team, working collaboratively and in partnership with LNR and ME2 Pathology Network colleagues on the implementation of the new Laboratory Information Management System and the Digital Pathology transformation programs.

The successful applicant will enjoy working in a busy environment, be able to manage multiple priorities, and achieve tight deadlines. The environment is complex and diverse. We’re looking for someone who can show how they have succeeded before in a dynamic setting and in return we can offer you a great team to work with.

As head of service, you will be accountable to the Clinical Director and in partnership with the Divisional Manager, you will be responsible for providing operational and strategic business planning and leadership to ensure your team delivers all local and national targets.

Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

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