Project Manager - Cancer Screening & Learning Disabilities, Band 8a Fixed Term Contract/Secondment - 12 months Full time & Part Time hours considered
This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the quality of cancer screening services for people with a learning disability.
The overarching aim of the project is to map out regional cancer screening services, in terms of their accessibility to people with learning disabilities. Additionally, the project seeks to understand the available resources, their processes and any gaps/challenges that impact service delivery. Finally, the project seeks to inform the development of a sustainable strategy which incorporates training, education and guidance for healthcare professionals who are responsible for or who interact with people with learning disabilities who are eligible for any of the three national cancer screening programmes in order to improve access to NHS Cancer Screening Programmes.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will lead on a project that will eventually result in the development and implementation of training, education and guidance for health professionals who are responsible for or who interact with people with learning disabilities who are eligible the NHS Cancer Screening Programmes delivered as part of the Section 7A agreement (Health and Social Care Act 2012).
The post holder will support the implementation of reasonable adjustments through exploring appropriate understanding and application of relevant legislation including the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Equality Act 2010 within the NHS Cancer Screening Programmes, Primary Care and other settings.
The post holder will explore the delivery and the perceptions of learning disability training (including reasonable adjustments) within the cancer screening programme.
The post holder will explore the perceptions of people with a learning disability, their families and paid carers regarding cancer screening and accessing cancer screening services.
The post holder will determine what existing resource are available and whether they are contemporary and identify gaps in provision.
Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values: We're Kind We're Fair We Listen We Care
Job description Job responsibilities
The post holder will work with South-East London Clinical Commissioning Group (SELCCG), the London Cancer Screening Programme, Learning Disability & Autism Programme, NHS England and NHS Improvement (London Region) to identify channels of communication to raise awareness of the project and attract participants.
The post holder will work with healthcare professionals working within screening programmes, primary and secondary care settings, people with a learning disability, families, professional carers and other systems.
The post holder will work closely with an expert by experience and a data analyst specifically recruited to compliment this role.
The post holder will undertake a robust and in-depth engagement and research exercise, which will include research in published literature.
The post holder will engage with learning disabilities lead clinicians in South East London, social care/local authorities, primary and secondary care, cancer screening services, and other identified key stakeholders in order to:
- Understand each stakeholder and the context of their role in cancer screening
Understand constraints to accessing screening services for people with learning disabilities
- Identifying how improvements to current processes can be made
- Identify gaps in the current processes and propose solutions
- How progress with the proposed solutions can be measured
The post holder will engage with GP practices or Primary Care Networks on identifying their eligible population who require an initial cancer screening intervention in order to understand the screening pathway and associated processes
The post holder will Identify and sign-post access to tailored resources for healthcare professionals and people with a learning disability, families and professional carers.
The post holder will provide regular feedback on the progress of the project via Learning Disabilities Project Delivery Group.
The post holder will provide a report via SELCCG to NHS England and NHS Improvement at the end of the first year describing:
- Viable and effective solutions to support access to cancer screening for people with a learning disability.
- Viable and effective solutions to increase identification of people with a learning disability within cancer screening services.
- Viable and effective solutions to ensure oversight of access to cancer screening services for people with a learning disability and include challenges and mitigations to these proposed solutions.
The post holder will Include relevant feedback and views and recommendation from each stakeholder group and any key pertinent challenges including digital access and capability within the report.
Provide project management support to the procurement e.g. set up documentation, organize and minute meetings, follow up on actions arising
Manage and keep up to date a project risk register and escalate and deescalate agreed risks
Support preparation of timely reports and presentations to both internal and external stakeholders
Act as key liaison point with colleagues to ensure provision and circulation of data e.g. to support decision making, organising and facilitating of specific training and development activities as these are developed.
Post-holder will also be responsible for communications with key stakeholders to ensure that they are informed of the work of the project and kept up to date with progress. This includes drafting communications which may include communications for use through social media.
Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
- Educated to a degree level or equivalent level of experience of working at a senior level
- Training in project management methodology
- Previous experience of project management projects within health services.
- Previous experience of research/literature review.
SKILLS, ABILITIES & KNOWLEDGE Essential
- Good understanding of the application of legislation relevant to people with learning disabilities e.g. Mental Capacity Act 2005, Equality Act 2010
- Working, support, liaison with people with learning disabilities.
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