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Quality Manager Birmingham (good transport links) Temp contract, up to 6 months £16.40 per hour We are seeking to appoint an experienced Quality Manager and Training Officer to Birmingham Quality, a department within the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, dedicated to providing External Quality Assessment (EQA) Services to Hospital Laboratories. About you and your experience: * Enthusiastic, well-motivated individual with excellent attention to detail? * Substantial experience of operating a Quality Management System including undertaking audits, document control processes and maintaining training & competency records? * Have you played a significant role in the lead up to, and during, an accreditation inspection against international standards? * Do you have experience in the creation and delivery of effective training and education programmes encompassing quality management principles? * BSc (Hons) or equivalent in a relevant scientific and numerate disciplines * Substantial experience in quality management and in the elements of an effective quality management system eg audit, training & competency records, document control * Evidence of continuing professional development and proficiency * Evidence of specialist training * Quality assurance, quality improvement and quality management systems * Clinical Governance and Risk Management * Healthcare accreditation standards * Data protection and information governance * Health and safety knowledge * Understanding of the Principles of Good Laboratory Practice * Professional standards, ethics and proficiencies JOB PURPOSE: A. Gaining and then maintaining UKAS accreditation to ISO Standards for all relevant services and departmental activities B. The development, management and maintenance of the quality system covering all sections within Birmingham Quality. C. Providing leadership, highly specialist advice, direction and training to all Birmingham Quality staff on matters including accreditation, governance and quality assurance in pathology. D. As a senior member of the management team, the post holder is expected to act autonomously, developing quality policies in line with modern quality management principles and an interpretation of national legislation, government requirements, accreditation standards and department requirements to meet the needs and requirements of service users. Key Responsibilities * To gain as soon as practicable and then maintain UKAS accreditation to ISO Standards for all relevant services and departmental activities * To develop, implement and maintain an effective Quality Management System through the Quality Management Team. * To lead and advise on all quality management and clinical governance issues appropriate to Birmingham Quality. * To be responsible for the development and maintenance of a Quality Management System, with an effective document control system. This includes agreeing and developing the Quality Policy, the Quality Manual and organising and chairing the Annual Quality Management Review, reporting this to the Trust Executives and the external accreditation bodies (CPA & UKAS). * To be responsible for the development, review, implementation and management of policies and procedures for the department. * To educate all staff members in the appropriate use of the quality system. * To be responsible for the development, co-ordination and delivery of training programmes across the Department designed to further the understanding of the principles of quality management and to provide training in specific aspects such as audit. This includes supervision, recording of training, competency assessment of all individuals and may involve liaison with both Trust-based and external training providers. * To set quality objectives for the department and agree measurable milestones and timescales. * To convene and chair regular meetings to monitor performance and ensure that all members of the Quality Management Team are discharging their responsibilities and meeting the agreed objectives and deadlines. * To lead the Birmingham Quality Annual Management Review * To provide advice and guidance on the quality management implication of all new service developments within the department. * To interpret national policies and guidance notes and provide advice to all Scheme Directors on the impact of new legislation and national changes in quality standards. * To be responsible for implementing these changes locally. To be responsible for the development and maintenance of quality improvement strategies such as problem and incident logging, audit, management of nonconformities and corrective/preventive action plans. * To participate in local and national management, decision making and planning meetings. * To be a key member of any group developing and implementing Department/Trust policies in areas relevant to Birmingham Quality and, where required, to act as author or editor for policies arising. * To be seconded to Department/UK NEQAS committees as required such as UK * NEQAS Quality Forum. * To manage and resolve quality related issues arising from conflict between local plans and higher level (e.g. Government) plans. * To be responsible for specification and purchase of relevant assets and supplies from departmental budgets (e.g. quality management software and consumables) * To provide advice and guidance on the quality management implications of budgets, services, equipment procurement and maintenance. * To plan and conduct internal audit activities relevant to the requirements of accreditation. This will include technical and scientific aspects together with management functions such as staffing and HR arrangements within the department, staff supervision, training and competency and identification of training needs.

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