Clinical Lead Nurse
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 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 three Proton Beam centres to be built in the UK - in Wales, Northumberland 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.
The Clinical Lead Nurse will provide overall clinical leadership and operational management to all the clinical areas and deputise for the Centre Manager in their absence.
- Lead and implement the centres clinical governance strategy and provide support and input to the centres overall business strategy, consistent with corporate direction.
- Promote a cost effective, patient focused quality service for the continuing success of Rutherford Cancer Centres.
- Provide clear focus on business results, maintaining the balance between quality healthcare delivery and sound financial performance.
- Apply quality improvement approaches and implement findings.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- To ensure understanding of all relevant statutory, regulatory and legal requirements, and that the centre operates within theses. This includes being accountable for clinical quality, patient safety and effective risk management.
- To oversee the clinical audit programme for the Centre in line with the Corporate Professional Standards Team.
- To ensure clinical policies, corporate and local, are embedded and complied with within the Centre.
- To develop own knowledge and practice and facilitate continual professional development amongst others.
- Take a lead role in ensuring application of standards and guidelines that underpin a quality learning environment.
- To develop a culture of performance, ownership and accountability throughout the centre to ensure all staff have high levels of engagement and perform to the standards required.
- To work in partnership with the Centre Manager and consultants to achieve Annual Operating Plan delivering the centre clinical strategy.
- To work with the Centre Manager to ensure consultants practising privileges are maintained and reviewed bi-annually in accordance with the Rutherford Cancer Centres policies and procedures.
- To act as local lead for ensuring the confidentiality and data protection of patient information is managed within the centre, in line with the Caldicott Guardian Principles.
- To be the Lead of Infection Prevention and Control for the centre (DIPC).
- To be the lead for Safeguarding within the Centre, liaising with the Corporate Safeguarding Lead in respect of training, awareness and notifications.
- To work as part of the wider centre's senior leadership team to shape and deliver change.
- Work within a wide range of clinical and professional guidelines.
- Respond appropriately to queries,complaints and adverse events.
- The role may occasionally require an amount of travelling to specifically support the nursing service in any of the Rutherford Cancer Centres.
Qualifications and Registration (Essential):
- Registered General Nurse (BN) Qualification.
- Educated to Masters level of education or evidence of working towards.
- Certified Nurse Prescriber or will work towards.
Experience and Competencies:
- Minimum of 5 years Oncology/Chemotherapy Experience (including at least 2 years administration.
- Minimum of 3 years at Band 6 or equivalent in Haematology or Oncology.
- Minimum of 5 years post registration experience in relevant field.
- Experience of teaching and assessing staff.
Place of Work:
Your normal place of work will be in Thames Valley centre, however you may/will be required to travel in the course of your duties to attend meetings and other appointments. Travel and reasonable expenses will be paid in line with the Company’s Expenses Policy.