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Operational Manager Targeted Lung Health Check

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year Per annum
Closing date
29 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Job summary

The Targeted Lung Health Check Programme (TLHC) offers lung health checks toparticipantsaged 55 to 74, who are current or former smokers, with the aim of improvingearlierdiagnosis of lung cancer,at a stage when it is much more treatable and ultimately saving more lives.The UK National Screening Committee has recently recommended that the four UK nations should move towards implementing a targeted national lung cancer screening programme, integrated with smoking cessation services, for people at high risk

The Tees Valley region is currently a pilot TLHC site for the next 4 years, and will invite upto 50,000 participants for an initial Lung Health Check. The lung health check involves the participant having a telephone triage appointment, followed by a face-to-face nurse appointment and low does CT of the chest in a community-setting, if identified as being high risk of developing lung cancer.

The Tees Valley TLHC service has recently been implemented across the local healthcare system, with collaboration between the local Foundation Trusts, Primary Care, Public Health, the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board and Northern Cancer Alliance. In addition, private provider, InHealth, are a key partner in the service delivery.

Main duties of the job

The TLHC programme is now looking for an Operational Manager to take a key leadership role in delivering the service going forward. The Operational Manager will provide high calibre, professional management and leadership to the TLHC Service across Tees Valley. They will work closely with service partners to develop and implement strategic and operational plans to deliver the TLHC Programme outcomes. The Operational Manager will oversee the day-to-day delivery of the service ensuring all participants receive an efficient, seamless, and high-quality service across the whole pathway.

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust are jointly appointing to this essential role who will manage operational delivery across both organisations for the purpose of the TLHC Service.

About us

Leadership and Improvement Training

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust; this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Details of the full job description and person specification are available to view when you click to apply for the vacancy and click on the about this job link and the documents will be attached at the bottom of the screen.

Person Specification



  • Proven ability to be intellectu-ally flexible and to be able to look beyond existing pro-cesses and ways of working to produce more effective ser-vice delivery.
  • A strong knowledge of change and project management processes.
  • Evidence of a sound under-standing in operational man-agement, lean manufactur-ing, six sigma etc or compara-ble service improvement methodologies.


  • Thorough understanding of NHS waiting time targets



  • First degree or equivalent experience in a health and social care environment


  • Relevant Masters qualification or equivalent experience

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