HCA UK at The Christie Private Care – Manchester, Greater Manchester
Chemotherapy and Outpatient Ward Manager
Location: The Christie Private Care, Manchester
Hours: 37.5hrs pw Mon-Fri
Salary: competitive dependent on skills & experience + Benefits (pension, health cover, flexible benefits and excellent career development)
About the Role
We have an exciting opportunity for a Chemotherapy Ward Manager to join our talented team of clinicians at The Christie Private Care, currently rated 'Outstanding' by the CQC.
The Chemotherapy Ward Manager is regarded a part of the leadership team within the Outpatient department, and is responsible for taking the lead for the overall running of the Chemotherapy and Outpatient unit. This role provides clinical direction with strong, visible leadership to nursing staff, in partnership with allied health professionals and medical staff, acting as a point of contact for advice and expertise on all matters relating to both professional nursing and specific specialty issues.
You will lead and execute the delivery of excellent clinical standards within cancer care, driving a culture of patient safety, clinical effectiveness and continuous improvement. Working in line with local and national guidance, you will provide specialist nursing advice across the hospital to support the delivery of high quality, individualised care to patients and relatives. You'll have the opportunity to shape the delivery of complex cancer care and to foster the development of the service, alongside your team members.
The Christie Private Care is a partnership between HCA Healthcare UK and the Christie Hospital in Manchester, the largest cancer hospital in Europe. Leading consultants are supported by dedicated teams of specialist nurses and healthcare professionals to deliver comprehensive cancer diagnostics, surgical services including robotics, chemotherapy, immuno-oncology, radiotherapy and haematology bone marrow transplantation.
Our promise to you is that you will feel supported and you will have a great opportunity to grow with a huge variety of courses from our own learning academy and external academic providers. Our friendly team work closely together to adopt a supportive culture. We will work with you to ensure that you can use and develop knowledge and skills in delivering exceptional care in a supportive environment that values your wellbeing.
What are we looking for?
- An expert clinical practitioner in chemotherapy, including UKONS SACT passport
- Previous experience of leading and developing a team
- Possessing, or working towards, leadership qualifications or Masters degree is highly desirable
- A strong understanding of clinical governance, quality and risk in regards to patient safety.
- Demonstrated strong clinical, safety and professional standards within a chemotherapy setting
- Experience in Quality Improvement, facilitating and managing change in the workplace.
Management and Leadership
- Lead and empower your teams to deliver outstanding patient care.
- With high levels of autonomy you will be empowered to work with the hospitals Senior Leadership Team to grow and develop the service.
- Motivate staff to be committed to achieving delegated work, identified goals and priorities.
- Monitor achievement of timeframes and priorities for unit based plans both on a daily and longer term basis.
- Participate in the development and review of policies, processes and procedures.
- Utilise effective time management skills to achieve personal work priorities.
- Act as safeguarding representative for the department in the hospital’s safeguarding committee
- Participate in strategies to monitor and respond to work load issues.
- Ensure patient safety and outstanding patient experience are delivered throughout the unit, measuring against CQC standards and regulations.
What you’ll bring:
- NMC Registered Nurse
- Post registration qualification in Cancer/Chemotherapy Nursing
- UKONS SACT passport
- Experience within cancer specialty, with significant experience in the outpatient treatment setting.
- Experienced in managing a department/team
- Evidence of continuing professional development.
- Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills
- Skilled in management of oncological emergencies
Employment Package: We will look after you with private healthcare insurance for you and your family, contributory pension scheme and a vast range of additional rewards. 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (which increases with years of service.)
Why HCA UK?
Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing.
We believe that by caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. As a Lead Chemotherapy Nurse, you’ll be eligible for:
- 25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you
- Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals
- Private pension contribution which increases with length of service
- Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme
- Group Life Assurance from day one
- Critical illness cover
- Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
- Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland
- Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you
- Discounts with over 800 major retailers
Diversity and Inclusion
Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.
We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.