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Infection Science Quality Manager

Sonic Healthcare UK
London (Greater)
to £57,000 + excellent benefits
Closing date
3 Aug 2024

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Job Function
Biomedical Scientist, Manager, Other
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title:  Infection Sciences Quality Manager

Location: 1 Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9AX

Salary range: From £56,000 - £57,000 DOE


About us:

Sonic Healthcare is an internationally renowned healthcare provider with a demonstrable track record of medical services across the world. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Sonic is an ASX Top 50 company that has grown to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers, specialising in pathology, radiology and primary care medical centres. We have operations in Australia, the USA, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Ireland and New Zealand.


Sonic Healthcare UK encompasses the two main entities in the UK, The Doctors Laboratory (TDL) and Health Services Laboratories (HSL). HSL is a partnership between The Doctors Laboratory (TDL), Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH). HSL was formed to provide pathology services to the NHS Trusts and has expanded further to provide services to other NHS Trusts. Over 2,500 staff work at Sonic Healthcare UK, primarily under the TDL or HSL banner.


Our purpose is to deliver medically-led diagnostics, innovation, value and long-term investment to healthcare. With our core laboratory based at The Halo Building in London WC1H 9AX, we also have an expanding site in Manchester as well as smaller hospital-based laboratories across the country. We maintain rigorously high standards of quality, whilst also delivering efficiencies to healthcare through careful workforce planning, pioneering technology and significant investment in infrastructure and IT.


About the role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint  a  Microbiology Quality Manager who can lead and monitor quality aspect within the state of the art flagship laboratories at the Halo building, Health Service Laboratories. The post holder will be a key member of the department developing and maintaining quality systems, working with the Operational team and quality leads of other disciplines to deliver the quality policies and objectives at HSL.


The post holder will  have post graduate qualifications in Biomedical or Life Sciences and have significant experience of working in the  laboratory as a state registered Biomedical Scientist. Knowledge & experience of laboratory accreditation (UKAS and regulatory bodies) is essential as is good organisational and communication skills.


Main duties will include:

Administration, monitoring & implementation of the Quality Management System (QMS) and to oversee Quality & compliance activities in accordance with appropriate accreditation or regulatory bodies (e.g. UKAS, GXP, MHRA etc.)


Other duties include assisting in maintaining the QMS across the HSL Group, administration and dissemination of the Quality documentation across the HSL Group, including Quality Manuals, Annual Management Reviews, controlled documents  and to assist in the organisation of and participation in QMG meetings held regularly across the HSL Group.


At HSL we offer a variety of excellent staff benefits including:

• Training and development opportunities – supporting professional development

• Annual performance related salary review 

**• No banding restrictions: **As we are a private company we are not restricted by salary bandings and so are able to negotiate appropriate salaries based on experience. This also means that annual salary reviews do not hit a band ceiling.

• Discounted gym membership – we have a corporate gym membership scheme with Better Gyms

• Cash healthcare plan – cash back on a variety of healthcare costs including dentist and opticians

• Sick Pay Entitlement – 5 paid days in the first year of employment, 20 days thereafter

• Permanent Health Insurance and Death in Service Cover 

• Life Assurance – providing salary continuation for long term illness (six months qualifying period)

• Employee Assistance Programme – supporting staff wellbeing

• Season Ticket Loan Scheme – interest free loan for the cost of annual travel ticket

• Perkbox – Access to additional staff perks and benefits such as high street discounts

• Company Pension Scheme – company and staff contributions which increase with service

• Competitive annual leave allowance - 23 days

• Flexible working hours – 40 hours standard working week

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