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Lead Specialist Bowel Cancer Screening Practitioner

Employer
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£58,698 to £65,095 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for an experience specialist screening practitioner to take on the Lead SSP role at UCLH. UCLH is the bowel cancer screening hub for North Central London, covering clinics and endoscopy lists at UCLH, Whittington Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital.

You will lead a team of SSPs ensuring the team is skilled to undertake the range of duties required of an SSP whilst supporting the team to move the service forward. You will have excellent leadership and communication skills and a proven track record of leading service change and engaging with your workforce to deliver high quality care.

Main duties of the job

Working alongside the Bowel cancer screening manager and clinical lead to ensure smooth patient pathways that meet our target waiting timesSupport and encourage a growing team of nurses to deliver the best possible care.

Lead on governance processes and QMS for the serviceLead on external QMS visits and audit requests with lead clinicianWork with clinical lead to ensure MDT is efficient and effectiveProvide flexibility within the team to address changes in demand and/or capacity of the service, including working across NHS sites (Whittington and Chase Farm Hospitals)

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

UCLH has a well-established team of SSPs who work closely with the endoscopists, administrative team and endoscopy nurses to deliver high quality care.

You will be fully supported in your professional development within this post, with a variety of academic courses and inhouse training opportunities available.

A degree of flexible and/ or hybrid working is an option for this post and should be discussed at interview. We would strongly recommend an informal visit/ chat please contact the Matron, Eleanor Knights (Eleanor.knights@nhs.net 07931249544)

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Qualifications

Essential

  • First level registered nurse
  • Educated to Masters level or for completion within 24 months of appointment (in Health related subject or Education)


Desirable

  • Leadership & /or management Qualification
  • Be an independent prescriber in accordance to the trusts NMP policy
  • Appropriate post registration qualification


Experience

Essential

  • Relevant experience within bowel cancer screening programme
  • Substantial experience in bowel cancer
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Evidence of developing and maintaining a high quality service


Personal And People Development

Essential

  • Experience of people management
  • Organisational skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Professional Nursing issues
  • Able to manage time effectively
  • Able to prioritise objectives and workload


Service Improvement

Essential

  • Skill-mix and Workforce planning


Desirable

  • Business planning Skills


Values

Essential

  • Demonstrate ability to meet Trust Values of safety, kindness, teamwork and improving


Knowledge and Information Resources

Essential

  • Able to utilise ICT to full potential


Learning and Development

Essential

  • Committed to multi-disciplinary working and learning, understands related issues


People management

Essential

  • Managing organisational change
  • Managing staff
  • Able to work in a team and individually


Communication

Essential

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

University College London Hospitals

235 Euston Road

London

NW1 2BU

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309-UCLH-4625

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