Deputy Head of Nursing (Chemotherapy)

Posted 14 February by RWB Global Limited

Our client is a company formed by UK based and international cancer and healthcare specialists, with a world-renowned Board demonstrating global experience in the field of oncology and life sciences.

With a clear vision and available capital to build and operate state of the art Proton Therapy Cancer Centres in national and international markets, our client has partnered with class-leading providers, such as Philips and IBA, which will equip all the new centres to the highest specifications. Building upon the UK’s reputation for clinical excellence and through academic affiliations, the Proton Beam Therapy centres will become hubs of excellence for advanced cancer treatment.

Cancer care in the UK will soon be transformed with the provision of Proton Beam Therapy treatment.

Patients will be able to take advantage of highly specialised treatment at the first Proton Beam centres to be built in the UK - in Wales, Northumberland, Liverpool and Reading.

Our client has started the process to build the treatment centres to address the growing global demand for innovative cancer care.

In addition to High Energy Proton Beam Therapy, all of the centres will also offer a comprehensive cancer service offering diagnostics, chemotherapy and radiation therapy and will treat NHS patients, private patients under medical insurance and self-pay patients.

Job Purpose

Job Purpose

Working as part of the "Corporate Nursing Leadership Team" covering the company’s Cancer Centres across the United Kingdom, the postholder will be integral in delivering the strategic objectives for Nursing across the centres. Excellent communication skills, as well as a knowledgeable, visible, dynamic and inspirational individual, will be essential qualities required for the delivery of a high-quality supportive service. This is to ensure the nursing teams deliver safe and effective standards of patient care.

Reporting directly to the Head of Nursing and in partnership with the Medical Director you will maintain and provide assurance on clinical governance systems and processes, specifically leading on clinical risk management, appropriate clinical policy, and procedure, clinical health and safety, clinical complaint investigation, clinical audit and incident reporting and investigation.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Taking managerial and operational responsibility for all elements of the nursing service in the absence of the Head of Nursing, delegating to others within the team appropriately.
  • Give direction and support in relation to best practice compliance to healthcare regulations and in particular, requirements of Care Quality Commission (for English sites) and Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (for welsh sites).
  • Provide skilled expertise in SACT, which reflects current and best practice upholding high quality patient safety and experience.
  • Maintain clinical excellence, acting as a role model demonstrating high standards of holistic care, ensuring legal, regulatory and best practice guidelines are followed.
  • Take on a strong and active leadership role providing visible clinical leadership within the nursing service. Build a network of useful contacts in each area.
  • Ensure all aspects of nursing practice are in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Care Quality Commission and Health Inspectorate Wales, and the company’s policies and procedures.
  • Provide direct nursing care when required to support and supervise the care team in care delivery.
  • Provide a positive learning environment for all staff to recognise, encourage and facilitate staff to meet their full potential.
  • Oversee the induction of all new nursing employees and participate in the training development of the team.
  • Play an active part in the recruitment, assessment and supervision of the team.
  • Be forward thinking and up to date with current practices and have a desire to maintain excellent clinical and SACT knowledge. Monitor and facilitate best practices.
  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality care by continually assessing the patient’s needs (clinical audit and surveys), developing the service to enhance their quality of life.
  • Produce simple to complex written reports as required.
  • Positive, can do attitude communicating professionally and warmly with patients and their visitors as well as external stakeholders. Wholly adopt a person-centred ethos, exhibiting empathy and a desire to make a difference.
  • Being a group, national role, the successful candidate will need to have a flexible approach to the job as there is a certain expectation for travel between the centres, sometimes at short notice.
  • Support the financial effectiveness of the service through the rational use of resources whilst identifying areas to improve efficiency.
  • High level of skill/knowledge of information technology especially in Microsoft Office, WORD and EXCEL.

Place of Work

Your normal place of work will be the centre nearest to your home, however you will be required to travel in the course of your duties as a Nationwide role, to support staff, attend meetings, network activity and any other appointments. Travel and reasonable expenses will be paid in line with the Company’s Expenses Policy.

Person Specification - Desirable Requirements

Qualifications and Registration

  • Teaching Qualification.

Experience and Competencies

  • 10 years in leadership roles.
  • 10 years oncology experience.
  • Knowledge of the Health and Social Care Act 2018 and the Care Standards Act 2000

Required skills

  • Nursing Management
  • Patient Safety
  • Clinical Excellence
  • Nursing Practice
  • Leadership Team

Application questions

Do you have experience of working in a similar role?
Do you have knowledge of the Health and Social Care Act 2018 and the Care Standards Act 2000?
Do you have a minimum of 10 years experience of working within Nursing leadership roles?
Do you have a minimum of 10 years oncology experience?

Reference: 37284457

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