Pathology Practice Educator Co-Ordinator

University Hospitals C
University Hosp Coventry & Warwickshire, Coventry
Competitive salary
14 Jun 2021
19 Jun 2021
Role Type
Start Date
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust is one of the UK's leading teaching Trusts, providing acute and specialist services to a population of over 1 million. We have a strong reputation for innovation, clinical research, teaching and high-quality patient care and are the principal teaching hospital for Warwick Medical School.

We employ over 9000 staff, have a turnover of £660 million and have 1.7 million patient contacts a year. The Trust comprises of two busy hospitals with over 1,300 beds and 32 operating theatres, running clinical services from a number of other sites.

Our vision is to be a national and international leader in healthcare; our values-driven organisational development programme and our UHCWi methodology developed through our partnership with the Virginia Mason Institute are key to us achieving this vision by focussing on improving services via lean methodology.

Applications are invited for a secondment opportunity on a 12-month Fixed Term Contract for a Band 8b Pathology Practice Educator Coordinator.

The role will be hosted by University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (UHCW) based across the Midlands & East 4 Pathology Network including University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Wye Valley NHS Trust.

The successful candidate will be able to work flexibly to deliver on key performance indicators and liaise with existing laboratory training officers to support and predict workforce planning and training needs across the ME4 Pathology Network.

The post holder will ideally already have links with local education establishments and will need to engage and liaise with such providers to identify potential funding streams and candidates for the future workforce. They will be competent and confident in developing communications and publicity to attract applicants to the network.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to apply their initiative, innovation and drive to scope the workforce needs of the proposed network including a full non-medical workforce planning exercise, a current and future training needs analysis and delivery of the National Pathology Workforce Rapid Intervention Plan for COVID Testing Skills.

The role will also encompass apprenticeship workforce development and requires close working with existing regional apprentice network leads for both employer and HEE apprentice networks.

Reporting to the Diagnostic Services Program Director /SRO the successful candidate will identify specific gaps within the workforce skillsets and develop bespoke programs of work to support the network and the individual laboratories within the network.

There will be a requirement to complete the associated Development of the Practice Educator Program 2021 -supported by the Academy of Healthcare Science.

The role will be hosted by UHCW but will likely be a mix of home, field and laboratory bases to match the demands and needs of the laboratories across the Midlands & East 4 network. An expectation to travel between laboratory locations within the network will be required.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Ian Sturgess

Job title: Interim Head of Operations, Pathology


Telephone number:02476965466

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Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust's Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment , which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust's Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust's Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

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