King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 12,600 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London and Kent.
The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley, Orpington Hospital, and some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Sidcup.
The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.
Applications are invited for an administrative role to support the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratories at Kings College Hospital. This will include organising meetings and recording clinical outcomes and supporting the new whole Genome Sequencing service.
NHS England is reconfiguring genomic services introducing a new test directory and new tests whilst changing the way genomic testing is commissioned. This has resulted in a lot of change for laboratories to manage which has created the need for a laboratory administrator at the Kings site. The laboratories at Kings have been contracted to deliver elements of both cancer and rare disease testing and this role will support both these arms of the service. A key requirement of the post, is to help establish and run multidisciplinary team meetings that will be required to analyse whole genome sequencing results. The outcomes of the meetings will need to be documented and shared with laboratory and clinical teams. The process will largely be paper based to begin with but will migrate to a computer based system in the near future.
The role will require a close working relationship with the laboratories, having access to the laboratory information systems which capture testing data. For some of the new tests, different forms and sample types are required and this role will help capture the right samples and information to ensure testing takes place as soon as possible. There will most likely be a requirement to visit laboratories spread across the Kings site to collect samples and forms whilst porter services are established.
Genomic laboratories are experiencing a lot of change in a short period of time therefore this role will suit an individual who is able to understand new concepts quickly, is well organised and has good communication and time management skills. A willingness to learn and understand patient pathways will be essential. The role will involve the use of at least five different computer systems so being comfortable with using EPR, Pims and an MDT software solution would be highly advantageous, however, training will be provided.
The appointment is fixed term for one year and is on the AFC pay scale band 5. Within year the post will be reviewed and could be turned into a permanent position. The post is funded by King’s College Hospital NHS Trust.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Name Dr Barnaby Clark
Job title Laboratory Lead for Precision Medicine
Email address [email protected]
Telephone number 02032994337