Pathology IT and Systems Manager | Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Job details
Posting date: 23 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £58,972 - £68,525 per annum pro rata
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 22 June 2024
Location: Aylesford/Ashford, ME20 6WT
Company: Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6308687/359-6308687-T3

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The successful candidate will support the implementation of, and then oversee the maintenance, service and further development of the new networked Pathology IT systems for Kent and Medway Pathology Network (KMPN). This includes a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), the GP & Community Order Communications system and other digital solutions, for KMPN across multiple organisations.

This role sits at Pathology Network level and is intended to, at an appropriate time in the networks development, manage the lab-based Pathology IT managers. The role will work closely with the IT leads within each laboratory discipline and specialities. The role is hosted by Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells but operationally supported by East Kent Hospitals Foundation Trust as this is where the IT contracts are hosted.

The postholder will ensure maximum availability, reliability and performance from the systems, and work with suppliers and internal stakeholders so that they continue to meet KMPN requirements as a developing network. The postholder will lead the development of a new service model of Pathology IT for the developing KMPN, including determining what the requirements are from a single Pathology IT function across the network.

To ensure the ongoing resilient delivery of pathology information management systems by developing a team that provides both application and operational support.

To be responsible for contract performance monitoring of the digital systems implemented by Kent and Medway Pathology Network

To ensure that procedures are in place for training and data protection

Undertake some project management activities on key KMPN networked IT projects

To manage or influence the upgrade, consolidation and decommissioning of existing systems and help implement future developments

To ensure that remote access to appropriate results at all access points are secure, adequate, timely and robust.

To lead the future networks IT support function

To maintain and issue password access to all authorised staff

To act as liaison officer with CliniSys, and any new suppliers of pathology digital implementations.

To act as liaison officer with pathology IT teams and Trust’s corporate IT departments

To have responsibility for maintaining interface links

To ensure the pathology IT managers carry out preliminary fault finding

To develop and validate, database query programs

In this year's NHS staff survey, our employees voted MTW in the top 10 NHS Trusts nationwide and second in the South East of Trusts to work for.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust’s core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients – the first of its kind in the country.

We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement.

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

We support our staff with disabilities to ensure they have the adjustments they need to be the best they can be in the workplace. Collaborating with Access to Work means that our staff are assessed by experts in the workplace and we ensure that their recommendations are implemented as quickly as possible. You can find out more here: Access to Work: get support if you have a disability or health condition: What Access to Work is - GOV.UK (

Interview Date: TBC

This advert closes on Wednesday 5 Jun 2024

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