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Surgical/Oncology Specialties Services Manager

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Westcliff on Sea
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum
25/03/2019 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 managing and developing the surgery oncology specialties’ services and be accountable for the delivery of high quality, cost effective provision of the service. In consultation with the General Manager, Associate Director and the Clinical Director and Leads, the post holder will be required to prioritise and coordinate the development of the services focusing particularly on cancer for the directorates. This will be in line with Trust and national directives to include capacity and strategic planning.

The post holder will be expected to maintain effective links with other Managers across the Trust to drive quality improvement and the development of nursing and clinical practice. He/She will also be expected to represent the Directorates and Trust as required. The post holder will be expected to undertake service improvement and transformation projects across the Directorates and to work closely with other Clinical Services Manager to review services and delivery of care. The post holder will review individual patient pathways where the expected length of stay, exceeds the plan recording reasons for the variance. The post holder will drive improvements in the patient experience and service efficiency through active management of the in-patient pathway, fostering a culture of continuous quality improvement.

For further details / informal visits contact: Jane Mulreany by email

Here at Southend Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time. Southend University Hospital is facing many of the same challenges as trusts up and down the country, and we recognise we have to make changes to the way we work. Quality and safety is the thread that runs throughout our strategic goals placing the needs of our patients at the very heart of our organisation to ensure that we can continue to provide the best possible care and outcomes for them. We know that the best care and clinical outcomes are achieved in an environment which inspires and promotes research and innovation.

This in turn offers us new ways of working to help meet the financial challenges ahead and we know to fully reach our potential we will need to work even more closely with our partners across health and social care to provide fully integrated and responsive services, whether they are delivered in hospital or in the community.

We must adapt to take advantage of new opportunities and to meet the new challenges that face us. Our clinicians and staff are some of the best in the NHS and we need to ensure they are supported to flourish and provide the care they want to.


Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties 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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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details / informal visits contact: Jane Mulreany by email

If you have problems applying, contact

01702 508079