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Pathology IT Data 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
Stoke on Trent
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
25/01/2022 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)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

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


Job overview

Band 6 Pathology IT data Administrator

The post holder will be the lead data specialist within Pathology IT.

They will be responsible for all information reporting ensuring that national and local data submission deadlines are met.

**Previous applicants no need to apply**


Main duties of the job

The post holder will act as an expert advisor in pathology data and reporting, providing expert advice, guidance and input in a range of activities. They will be responsible for data integrity and data quality to support clinical services. The post holder will be responsible for gathering evidence and completing documentation to support the Pathology UKAS accreditation compliance. 

The role will include management of junior Pathology IT staff including grievance and discipline, appraisals, training and development, return to work from sickness absence; management and planning of annual leave ensuring adequate service provision and the collation of annual leave.

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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please see contact information details

Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent IT experience plus additional specialist knowledge acquired through post graduate diploma level or equivalent relevant experience
Desirable criteria
  • Professional IT related qualification
  • Committed to continuous management/professional development


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working with SQL queries, Oracle and Microsoft Access databases
  • Experience of analysing, collecting, filtering and reporting data
  • Good working knowledge of NHS administrative procedures
  • Experience of writing standard operating procedures
  • Experience in a role involving analysis, investigation and resolution of complex statistical / analytical queries
Desirable criteria
  • Administrative experience within a large organisation
  • Experience of Pathology Management Systems administration

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • 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
  • Ability to problem-solve and work on own initiative
  • Ability to continually work to improve service delivery.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to collect, filter and present information
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • The ability to diplomatically deal with users and other Trust staff.
  • Multi-tasking ability required to deal with multiple incidents awaiting resolution.
  • Competent in the Microsoft Office suite of programmes:  Microsoft Word  Microsoft Excel  Outlook  Access  PowerPoint
Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of project management principles
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of priorities within an acute trust and NHS agenda

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Requires flexible attitude to prioritisation of workload due to the dynamic nature of the service.
  • Good visual acuity, with or without spectacles or contact lenses, to be able to perform Monitor QA.
  • There may be a requirement to travel between UHNM sites i.e. Royal Stoke and County Hospital and a requirement to work out of core working hours to support upgrades / testing
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet needs of the service
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Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Marc Ryder
Job title
Pathology IT Systems Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01782 674282

If you have problems applying, contact

University Hospitals of North Midlands - Royal Stoke
Springfield Building, Floor 2 (Trust HQ)
Newcastle Road
Stoke on Trent
Office: 01782 671437 OR VOIP: 01782 228396