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IT Pathology LIMS and Integration Administrator

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Stoke Hospital
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum
Salary period
09/10/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

IT Pathology LIMS and Integration Administrator

The post holder will be the lead LIMS and integration specialist within Pathology IT providing support across the North Midlands and Cheshire Pathology Services (NMCPS) network. They will be responsible for the technical setup, configuration and testing of all aspects of the LIMS, this will include; system rules, system access and reference table data. The post holder will provide line management support to the Pathology IT Data Quality Administrators. The post holder will act as an expert systems advisor in pathology LIMS and integration, providing advice, guidance and input for a range of activities. They will work closely with laboratory leads and key stakeholders to help ensure that the system is setup and configured correctly, ensuring that the LIMS remains aligned with the needs of the NMCPS clinical and operational services.

The role is based at Royal Stoke University Hospital with the requirement to travel to County Hospital, Leighton Hospital and Macclesfield Hospital.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will be expected to develop and maintain effective communication and positive working relationships within the directorate, division and throughout the Trust. Communicating with all levels of directorate staff including clinicians, pathology scientists, technical, management and administrative grades.
  • The post holder will be expected to establish effective communications links with external agencies including GP practices, CCG’s, Community Trusts and suppliers.
  • Represent the department to all users in a polite and helpful manner either noting requirements to be passed to colleagues or dealing with requests as appropriate.
  • Promote collaborative teamwork with Pathology IT systems suppliers and other IT Support staff.
  • To provide specialist advice for the directorate on data quality and technical related LIMS/integration matters.
  • Liaise with Pathology IT system suppliers.

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.


We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.


Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff is really important to us. We offer a range of options for our staff to help maintain a good work-life balance including full time, part time hours and bank hours. We are also committed to offering flexible working wherever we can and where relevant to the role and the service, agile working. You can select your preferences upon application.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • For further information on this vacancy, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification or contact the Hiring Manager.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • • Educated to Degree level or equivalent IT experience at an equivalent level
Desirable criteria
  • • Professional IT related qualification
  • • Committed to continuous management/professional development

Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience

Essential criteria
  • • Good working knowledge of NHS administrative procedures
  • • System administration experience of clinical systems
  • • Experience of technical problem solving.
  • • The ability to diplomatically deal with users and other Trust staff.
  • • Requires flexible attitude to prioritisation of workload due to the dynamic nature of the service.
  • • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • • Ability to support individuals from a wide range of disciplines with varying levels of IT knowledge and skills
  • • Excellent organisational skills
  • • Multi-tasking ability required to deal with multiple incidents awaiting resolution.
  • • Ability to continually to work to improve service delivery.
  • • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • • Ability to collect, filter and present information
  • • Ability to handle confidential information
  • • Experience of management of staff
  • • Experience of training staff
  • • Ability to work on own initiative
  • • The ability to diplomatically deal with users and other Trust staff.
  • • Competent in the Microsoft Office suite of products, including: o Microsoft Word o Microsoft Excel o Outlook
Desirable criteria
  • • Administrative experience within a large organisation
  • • Experience of Pathology systems administration
  • • Experience of integration engine software
  • • Experience of writing standard operating procedures
  • • Understanding of project management principles

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • • Ability to work flexibly to meet needs of the service
  • • Ability to travel to and work across multiple sites
  • • Good attendance record

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Further details / informal visits contact

Carly skellern
Job title
Pathology Data Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01782 674282