Interim Operations Manager - Pathology

South East England
Competitive - NHSI Agency Cap Band 8b
15 Oct 2020
12 Nov 2020
Finegreen Consultant
Acute Trust
Job Type

A large NHS organisation is seeking to appoint an Interim Operations Manager for Pathology Services for a 3 month period in the first instance.

This is a key role with the organization and experience in a senior operational management role within the Pathology services and the NHS is essential

This role will be remunerated under the NHSI Agency Caps at Band 8b.

Main responsibilities: 

  • Lead the daily operations and development of the pathology business unit with responsibility for business planning, budget management and the management of administrative staff.
  • Responsible for the management and delivery of activity, finance, staff performance, staff development and local and national quality KPI’s and targets.
  • Responsibility for and along with the other professional managers and pathology clinical leads to provide the overall leadership to the business unit.
  • Establish and maintain effective operational links with all relevant services for example procurement for external contract management and SLA’s
  • Provide direct operational leadership of the Pathology service. The post holder will be responsible to, and support the Divisional Management Team in the achievement of operational and clinical governance objectives.
  • Support the professional leads to ensure that the highest standards of clinical care are continuously delivered.
  • Lead Pathology projects and quality improvement schemes
  • Plan and manage the implementation of projects to improve access, activity and demand, resources etc.

Key Skills/Experience:

  • Masters degree in a health/business related subject or working to attain one, or equivalent experience
  • Proven track record of managerial experience preferably in the NHS
  • Experience of service redesign & development
  • Proven track record of effective management of budgets, waiting list information analysis & delivering key operational targets
  • Experience of project management

If you are interested in this post, please send a copy of your updated CV to Toni Coates on

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