SYNLAB UK & Ireland:

Biochemistry Team Manager- Full-time/Part-time

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Essex, Southend
  • Salary: £43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
  • AfC Banding: 7

An amazing opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and passionate individual to join our organization as the Clinical Biochemistry Team Manager on a part time basis at our essential services laboratory located at Southend University Hospital. In this pivotal role, you will be responsible for leading the highly skilled and motivated team in the Clinical Biochemistry section. With your exceptional leadership skills, you will inspire your team to deliver accurate and timely results and ensure that our laboratory continues to meet the highest standards of excellence in healthcare. Join us and be a part of something truly exciting in the world of biomedical science. Apply now and take your career to new heights!

This is an acute hospital medical laboratory analysing approximately 325,000 clinical biochemistry samples per year. The LIMS is Clinisys. The main analyser platforms are Beckman Coulter, backed up with Roche. The repertoire is routine but includes CO2, lactate, osmolality, ammonia, bile acids, troponin T, BNP, xanthochromia, haematinics, therapeutic drugs, thyroid hormones, procalcitonin, prolactin, BHCG and cortisol. We are exploring options for Vitamin D, PTH, PLGF1 and NSE. There are equivalent team managers for haematology and transfusion, with whom you will work closely. You will report to a laboratory manager who works across two acute hospitals. Primary care, outpatient samples and specialist work are all analysed offsite at a large hub laboratory. The biomedical staff mainly rotate between sites and support staff rotate between disciplines.

You need to provide leadership in this fast-paced environment. You will ensure effective management of the clinical biochemistry section, which operates around the clock. It offers a one-hour turnaround time to acute users and two hours for inpatients. You will manage staffing, equipment and consumables, providing highly specialised knowledge and experience of clinical biochemistry analyser platforms and associated equipment. A thorough understanding of process flow is required. You will need to be conversant with the main laboratory information management system, and with middle-ware packages. There is a quality management system to ISO 15189, within which you will be required to operate, particularly getting involved in audit and the investigation of adverse occurrences. The role includes a considerable commitment to providing training in clinical biochemistry at all levels. In the longer-term, you are likely to be expected to rotate between laboratory sites and job roles, including the coordination of information technology, training and quality.

Qualifications and experience:

  • HCPC registered as a Biomedical Scientist
  • Experience of managing a small team
  • MSc/FIBMS/IBMS Higher Specialist Diploma or equivalent, in a relevant subject
  • Able to work across three different sites in a 24-7 work environment if required
  • Able to work with a high degree of accuracy and numeracy; good interpretive and problem-solving skills
  • Able to demonstrate a good knowledge and experience of industry standard laboratory information management systems and computer applications including Word, Excel, Power Point and Statistical Packages
  • Thorough knowledge of clinical biochemistry manual and automated techniques and practices

At SYNLAB, we believe in nurturing a culture of well-being and ensuring our employees are supported both professionally and personally. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer an exhilarating rewards package, including our incredible Wellbeing Allowance worth up to £1500 per annum for our esteemed team members working in Band 2 – 6 roles.  Additionally, for band 5 & 6 roles, where night shift is part of the role requirements, you will receive enhanced night shift payment. For Band 7 – 8c roles, a discretionary team performance bonus payment worth up to 5% of salary per annum.

About Us

SYNLAB UK & Ireland work closely with clinicians, hospitals, occupational health providers and clinical researchers to provide a complete pathology offering.

We operate in increasingly diverse environments which is reflected in our workforce, clients, customers, suppliers, communities and partners. We believe an inclusive workplace culture is the best way to source, attract and retain diverse and talented people, and create a sustainable, high-performing workforce.

We believe our staff is vital to the principle of making a positive difference to healthcare, therefore, we promote a culture of continuous personal development where scientists and staff have the support and resources to acquire new skills and build their careers through learning and development opportunities, coaching and clear career pathways.

We promote an open and collaborative culture where leaders act as role models and facilitate a two-way communication, engage with staff and stakeholders transparently and actively encourage feedback and suggestions.

Please note that we reserve the right to close any adverts once we have received a sufficient number of applications. If you decide to apply for this post but do not hear back from us within two weeks of your application, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

SYNLAB UK & Ireland is a committed equal opportunities employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable UK employment law.

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