Specimen Reception Manager

Posted 18 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Liverpool Clinical Laboratories (LCL) is the largest provider of pathology services in the Northwest.

Our vision is to pioneer new technologies and ways of working that better inform decisions about a person’s health, by providing greater accessibility to clinical diagnostic services. We employ over 550 staff across four locations, 24 hours a day and process in excess of 15 million tests each year.

Our mission is to be world leaders in research and innovation and we continually improve services for patients by investing in new insight and techniques.

The work we do is clinically led and cutting edge, making us a regional reference centre for many specialist investigations. As part of LCL you’ll be encouraged to share your skills, whatever your area of expertise, to help drive the organisation to success.

We’re looking for people who see opportunities, explore the potential and recognise that behind every sample is a real person. If you’re someone who inspires those around you and is a true ‘team player’, we want to hear from you. We offer excellent training and development opportunities for all disciplines and a chance to be part of our new state of the art laboratory, due to open in the near future. Whether you live in Liverpool already or are considering a move, there’s never been a better time to joins us at Liverpool Clinical Laboratories.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead a dynamic workforce within the 24 hour Multi-disciplinary Specimen reception departments of Liverpool Clinical Laboratories. Working together with the team within LCL you will contribute to the provision and further development of this high quality service provided to local Trusts and beyond.

This is a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to manage a vital and busy department dedicated to providing the highest quality, patient centred service across all disciplines within LCL. The post will initially be based at the Aintree site where you will report directly to a LCL General Manager

You will be responsible for the day to day management of the multi disciplinary specimen reception team. You will prioritise work and manage a challenging workload, liaise with both internal and external users to ensure accurate and timely service delivery. You will be able to work on your own initiative demonstrating good interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills. There is a requirement for a high degree of written and technical accuracy. You will write, review and implement standard operating procedures, maintain quality assurance standards and train all grades of staff. You will be directly involved in service development and modernisation. You will have HR responsibilities appropriate to your role. You will be directly involved with appropriate responsibilities for achieving and maintaining laboratory standards such as ISO:15189.

LCL is fully UKAS accredited and is also accredited by the HCPC/IBMS as a training laboratory.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJayne AbleyJob titleGeneral ManagerEmail addressjayne.abley@liverpoolft.nhs.ukTelephone number

Reference: 40917723

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