Operational Service Manager - Breast Screening

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Southend on Sea
£50,952 Per Annum(Pro rata for part time)
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
Here is an exciting opportunity to join our radiology team as an Operational Service Manager - Breast Screening for a fixed term of 6 months initially.

As a Service Unit Manager, you will be responsible for a range of clinical specialties across the service. Alongside the management team, you will be responsible for managing and developing services delivered across the Directorate. The post holder will be operationally responsible for the day to day running of the service and will be required to monitor national performance targets specific to ensure they are achieved, and ensure corrective action is taken when necessary. Monitor medical staffing daily and escalate where necessary. The post holder will work closely with colleagues in Primary Care, Community and NHSBSP to ensure that pathways are optimised.

If you are interested in the role and believe you hold the qualities we require, then apply today!

Main duties of the job

o Continue to improve waiting times and establish effective monitoring systems, taking corrective action in conjunction with clinical staff.o Assist in reviewing demand and capacity planning on a regular basis, ensuring compliance with local and national targets.Ensure that rotas are planned in advance and take into consideration current vacancy/recruitment status.o Actively engage in and lead 'Communication Cells' and use them as a catalyst to promote a culture of continuous quality improvement.o Develop and support the deployment of standard operating procedures to reinforce the agreed standard ways of working.o Highlight and report any areas of over or under performance and take action as appropriate.o Responsible for ensuring observation of Professional Codes of Conduct, Health and Safety at Work regulations, Data Protection Act, and the Code of Practice.o Responsible for reviewing and updating departmental policies and protocols to ensure compliance with the Trust's, NHSBSP and Department of Health requirements.o Ensure that there are adequate Governance procedures in place and that any concerns are addressed and/or escalated as appropriate.o The post holder will be expected to undertake service improvement and transformation projects across the service and to work closely with colleagues to review services and delivery of care.o The post holder will be responsible for managing a delegated budget in accordance with SFIs.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details about this varied and rewarding role, please see attached job description, but some of the responsibilities include

We are looking forward for your application.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • NHS operational management experience
  • Degree



  • Able to demonstrate capability to lead change
  • Experience of managing waiting list data and taking corrective action to resolve delays or experience of managing complex data
  • Experience of capacity and activity planning.
  • Radiology Experience


  • Experience in Screening Programs



  • Confident to challenge and negotiate when appropriate
  • Ability to share knowledge with others
  • Ability to work under pressure producing information to strict deadlines

Personal qualities


  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Accountability -Takes responsibility for own actions and promotes good team working
  • Resilient - Able to reach objectives, despite set backs
  • Disciplined - Ability to work in a structured manner to ensure that components necessary to support a culture of continuous quality improvements are carried out.

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Southend on Sea


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