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Digital Pathology & Quality Manager (Senior BMS)

HCA Laboratories – Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Full time
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Digital Pathology & Quality Manager (Senior BMS)

HCA Labs Backlogs, St Ives Cambridgeshire

Salary – Competitive plus health cover, flexible benefits and excellent career development

About the Role

An exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and well-motivated HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist with previous experience in a senior BMS role.  You will bring excellent communication and personnel skills and be able to lead and work effectively as part of a team, as well having extensive Cellular Pathology experience.

This is an exciting post to join Backlogs as it launches its digital solutions. Backlogs is a fast-growing business and is a wholly owned subsidiary of HCA Healthcare UK. Backlogs provides a remote cellular pathology reporting service for NHS Hospitals, working s with over 40 Trusts and is supported by 110 Consultants throughout the UK.

During 2024 Backlogs will be implementing an end to end digital cellular pathology reporting platform, with the ambition of opening a laboratory in Cambridgeshire later in the 2024. 

At HCA UK we care about what you care about. We care that you want to deliver the very best care. We care that you want a career you can be proud of. We care that you want working conditions that support your health and wellbeing. Let us care for you and your career, the same way you do for others. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • You will work with key partners to learn and implement aspects of the digital strategy at St Ives, including;  the development and maintenance of the scanning service, training others, and monitoring the quality of the scanned reports.

  • Ensuring policy and procedural documents are in place to meet the requirements of accreditation to ISO 15189:2022 and other external regulators.

  • Work closely with Technical Services Manager to maintain the quality of client reports and to support questions and audits where required.

  • Assist in the implementation and monitoring of the effectiveness a new Laboratory at St Ives.

  • Support the training program within the business to develop staff

  • Drafting documents and reports, summarizing status on issues, appraising outcomes, and providing progress reports for the Backlogs Management Team.

Skills and Experience

  • Postgraduate level qualification equivalent to MSc in Cell Path

  • Current HCPC registration

  • Current experience in a diagnostic Cell Path laboratory

  • Excellent communication


Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing. 

We believe that by caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. As a Quality Manager, you’ll be eligible for:

  • 25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you

  • Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals

  • Private pension contribution which increases with length of service

  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme

  • Group Life Assurance from day one

  • Critical illness cover

  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay

  • Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland

  • Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you

  • Discounts with over 800 major retailers

Diversity and Inclusion

Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.

We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.


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