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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/09/2020.

Secretary to Cancer Services Managers

Job Reference: 252-9818

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
252 Cancer Services
£20,771 to £22,199 pa inc. allowances

We are looking for a hard working enthusiastic person to join our Cancer Services team at Darent Valley hospital.

  • Working as part of the Cancer Services the Post holder will provide efficient secretarial and administrative support to the Cancer Service Managers

  • Provide administrative support to the CNS’s which could include preparing Annual Reports, Patient Support Groups and Patient surveys.

  • Support key committees – Cancer Board, Cancer Alliance meetings and other cancer services related committees and groups with all secretarial tasks including preparation and circulation of agendas, diary invites and room booking, minute taking, action logs and preparation and circulation of minutes.

  • Diary Management.

  • Assist the Cancer Service Managers with the development of cancer services throughout the Trust and in the Community efficiently and effectively.

  • Provide Administrative support for the Supportive Care MDT

  • Provide support to the Cancer Service Managers in the preparation of bids and if successful, through to the implementation of service/organising the installation of equipment, etc.

  • Provide support for internal audits, taking action on the outcomes.

  • Support the administrative management of the service, ie Health Roster returns, requisitioning of clinical and office supplies.

  • Other duties that may be necessary as the service changes

Ideally you will have some knowledge and understanding of working within a cancer environment.

If you are looking for a challenge and want to join a friendly and dynamic team, for further information contact Marie Payne, MacMillan Lead Cancer Nurse/Clinical Services Manager on 01322 428100 Ext 6795 or Michelle McCann, Operational Manager for Cancer/Haematology on 01322 428376.

Working days and or shift patterns will be agreed by the line manager to meet the needs of the service.

Please note, this post will close earlier than the given closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Interview date to be confirmed.

Our staff are our most valuable asset. We are committed to making staff feel appreciated, supported and included in the Trust’s successes. Our mission is to be an outstanding place to work providing the very best care for our patients and excellent career opportunities for our staff. Everything we do is guided by our core values and behaviours, identified by our staff and embedded throughout the organisation.

We have the highest CQC rating of all Acute NHS Trusts in Kent and Medway (Good). The CQC highlighted that managers promoted a positive culture that supported, valued staff and created a sense of common purpose based upon shared values.

The Trust is a great place to work, stay, develop a career and enjoy a healthy work life balance. We have made and are delivering on a wide range of commitments to staff; health and wellbeing; equality; diversity and inclusion; access to education and career development. During 2020 we are setting up quality councils, driven by our staff to create a culture of shared governance and quality improvement.

We have a strong focus on innovation and improvement. Part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ (GSTT) ‘Healthcare Alliance’ we are introducing new models of care to improve clinical outcomes for patients. Our association with GSTT also gives staff wishing to develop their skills excellent opportunities to work across numerous specialities.

As our local population increases, our services and skills are expanding and adapting to meet demand. We are continuously looking at best practice models to enhance and improve the services we offer.

The Trust provides services at Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital, for a local population of over 500,000 people.

If you would like to be part of our innovative and forward thinking team putting patients at the centre of all we do, we invite you to #joinourfamily.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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