£25,655 – £31,534 a year
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Pathology Information Officer
Band 5 Full-time
Department of Cellular Pathology
Leeds teaching Hospitals Trust
We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Histopathology Clinical Systems Team. The department provides a Histopathology and Molecular Pathology service for the Leeds, and we are the Lab Hub for the Northeast Genomic services. We process circa 60,000 surgical cases, 2,000 autopsy cases, 5,000 molecular pathology cases and 6,000 non-gynaecological cytology cases per annum.
Although based at St James University Hospital you may be required to work at other sites and sections within LTHT.
The department is digital with whole slide imaging (WSI), making it the single biggest pathology lab in United Kingdom to be fully digital.
The post holder will be involved in supporting the provision, maintenance, and the development of our departmental Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), digital pathology systems and other associated clinical systems.
You will have IT experience of supporting Pathology Laboratory systems. Education: Degree or equivalent IT qualification or knowledge gained by experience is essential. The successful applicant will be a good team worker, who is able to demonstrate a flexible approach to work.
Experience with clinical systems, understanding of the pathology laboratory processes, working experience with Relational Databases using SQL, Imaging, supporting other pathology systems, upgrades and interfaces is desirable. Experience in setting up test plans, writing SOP’s, training and system testing are expected.
Able to run pathology reports and data gathering, understand hardware and able to conduct hardware related tasks and facilitate moving and handling of equipment within the department.
Collaborating closely with Pathologist and Biomedical Scientists to aid in troubleshooting and enhancing service delivery.
LTHT are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.
We endeavour to follow ‘The Leeds Way’ at all times, and our focus is to put the patient first at all times.
If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date, we regret to advise you that you have not been short listed for an interview on this occasion. We are sorry to disappoint you, but we hope this will not deter you from applying for any future roles that may be of interest to you.
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.
Please note that a car parking permit or space is not guaranteed.
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
Posted 8 days ago