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Associate Director of Cancer Improvement

Posted: 29 Sep 2020 Closes: 29 Oct 2020
Across all LUHFT Sites, Liverpool, United Kingdom £75,914 - £87,754 per annum
Permanent & Full-time NHS_HV8MfuUsVasP

Associate Director of Cancer Improvement

Job Reference: 287-SCH-347-20

Employer: Department: Administrative and Clerical Location: Across all LUHFT Sites, Liverpool Salary: £75,914 - £87,754 per annum

On 1st October 2019, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created, through the merger of Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. The newly formed Trust is responsible for managing services at Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Bringing together a combined workforce of over 12,000 staff, the Trust has become the largest NHS employer in Merseyside and Cheshire. As well as providing general hospital services to the local population, the Trust provides a range of highly specialist services to more than two million people in the North West and beyond.

This merger has been driven by clinicians, who for a long time have recognised that a union of the Trusts will enable significant changes that will transform the way healthcare is delivered. The aim is to address the current levels of variation and fragmentation that exists between acute hospital services in Liverpool, and to ensure that all services are of the highest quality. The new Trust will also seek to influence the wider determinants of health by closer involvement in employment, housing and education, and to be part of a first class research and scientific development partnership with Higher Education and business enterprise across the city and beyond.

These changes, which will take place over the next few years, through a phased approach, building on the skills and talents of a fantastic workforce, to spread best practice, deliver innovation and provide sustainable services for patients. This will be achieved by reconfiguring services, centralised where necessary, local where possible and focusing on staff; with an ambition to be the best place for staff to train and work.

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Following the merger and formation of new clinical divisions an exciting opportunity has arisen to work within the corporate leadership team as the senior operational lead for cancer services across the Trust. The successful candidate with report directly to the Deputy Chief Operating Officer and will work closely with the Deputy Divisional Medical Director (cancer services) and the Lead Nurse for cancer services.

The Associate Director of Cancer Improvement will work across the clinical divisions and will closely with the Divisional Medical Directors, Divisional Director of Operations and the Divisional Nursing/AHP Directors to provide strategic direction to deliver high quality and safe clinical cancer services within required national and local standards.

The Associate Director of Cancer Improvement will be responsible for supporting the effective and efficient delivery of the day to day operational cancer performance ensuring sustainable delivery of high quality patient care, safety processes, operational standards and quality/ service improvement programmes.

The successful candidates will provide operational leadership to the Cancer Centre, to ensure consistent and high quality services are delivered across their respective area of responsibility. They will have extensive experience in a leadership role within an Acute Hospital setting, including a proven track record of cancer performance management of services and delivery. They will be required to demonstrate experience of successful management of change and have experience of developing teams, using appraisal and accountability frameworks to support this.

The successful candidate will support the development of an open and engaging culture for patients and staff that encourages excellence in clinical practice, facilitates team working and multi professional care delivery. They will also ensure teams adhere to Trust values and behaviours. We want our operational teams to support delivery of high quality care to patients accessing our services and in turn we want to make this the "Best Place to Work" for our staff, investing continually in their development. Liverpool University NHS FT can offer you access to leadership and team development, coaching, a data enabled operational environment and flexible working that meets the needs of a senior directors' portfolio

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameCathy ChadwickJob titleDeputy Chief Operating OfficerEmail addresscathy.chadwick@liverpoolft.nhs.ukAdditional contact information

For informal conversations regarding this vacancy please contact Cathy Chadwick, via email, to make an appointment.

Informal visits will be welcomed for candidates that are shortlisted for interview

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The Trust is committed to creating a well-managed,flexible working environment that supports staff & promotes welfare & development. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity;we value the contribution of individual talent, skills, knowledge and experience and aim for a workforce demography representative of the local community.We operate Zero Tolerance to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure our recruitment & selection process is accessible to all.Flexible Working applications will be considered.

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