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Associate Director of Nursing for Cancer

Band 8c

Main area
Cancer Services
Band 8c
12 Month Fixed term
Full time
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Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Southend On Sea
£59,090 to £71,243
20/03/2019 23:59

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

This is an exciting time to join us. The three NHS trusts that currently run Broomfield, Southend and Basildon hospitals are planning to become a new single NHS organisation by mid-2019.

 All three hospitals will continue to provide the services our patients use the most. These include outpatient appointments, children’s services and day-case surgery.  All three hospitals will continue to provide 24/7 A&E and maternity services.

By working as one team we will provide the same high standard of care and services for all of our 1.2m local residents. Using the same equipment, processes and IT systems means services will run more smoothly.  Single leadership, standards and new structures will speed up decision making.  Combined corporate services will reduce duplication and cut running costs. This means more money for front-line services and faster improvements.


Attracting new talent is key to our future and the scale of our organisation will give far  more career, training and development opportunities for all our staff.




The post holder will be responsible for:

  • Providing high quality cancer services including ensuring professional standards are met, leadership with the Nursing and Allied Health Professional workforce, appropriate planning for safe staffing, implantation of staff staffing including, monitoring risk management and review mechanisms are in place to develop high quality, safe and reliable care within available resources.
  • Lead quality improvement work for cancer, using relevant data, information and feedback from patients and their families and carers to identify areas for improvement. Use service improvement methodologies to drive change and work with staff, patients and families ensuring relevant stakeholders are actively involved in the change.
  • Providing an expert clinical perspective on service developments and improvements; and ensuring appropriate improvement plans are in place to achieve the required standards in relation to:
  • The Health and Social Care Act (2012)
  • The NHS constitution (Department of Health, 2012)
  • The 5 CQC domains for safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led services
  • The nursing and midwifery council code and standards
  • Achieving world class cancer outcomes – a strategy for England 2015-2020
  • Ensuring the cancer nursing, allied health professional, health care science and health care support staff are able to access the relevant education and training programmes to equip them with the skills and competencies required to deliver, safe, effective, compassionate and dignified care.
  • Leading on the development of competency frameworks and the implementation of practice improvements to ensure that high quality standards are developed, fostering a culture which values continuing professional development and strives for excellence in the delivery of care.

Participation in the senior on-call manager rota.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Denise Townsend