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Cancer Genomics Project Manager

Job Reference: 411-MED-2019-39120

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 Ward 3B - Oncology (911208)
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

The national cancer strategy; Achieving World Class Cancer Outcomes: A strategy for England 2015 – 2020 set an exciting vision for the transformation of cancer services to radically improve cancer outcomes and to ensure that patients can benefit from high quality modern services. Central to delivering this agenda are nineteen Cancer Alliances, which have been established on regional footprints as a crucial step in implementing this and subsequent NHS strategy documents such as theLong Term Plan.

Many of the priorities for cancer rely upon the formation of strategic partnerships with academia, research, and other professional allies. Genomics is one such area, and Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Alliance has formed a strategic partnership with the North West Genomics Service to deliver improved pathways for priority patient groups. As the host organisation for this role, Alder Hey Children’s hospital will also play an important part in the implementation of molecular testing in cancer.

The role

The Cancer Genomics Project Manager will be responsible for the development and implementation of pathways and processes for molecular testing in priority groups, including paediatric cancer, blood cancer and sarcoma in the Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Alliance Region.

The post holder will work to achieve the outcomes set out in the NHS Long Term plan, by facilitating the mainstreaming of genomics into day to day NHS service, embedded across care pathways, supporting timely diagnoses and treatment choices.

So who are we looking for?

We are looking for a high calibre, enthusiastic individual who can use their knowledge and skills to deliver transformational change.You will have excellent organisational and communication skills with the ability to work in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders across Cheshire and Merseyside.

This will be accompanied by excellent project management skills and the ability to utilise different project and change management methodologies effectively.

Ideally, you will have some prior experience in either cancer or another relevant clinical area, and will understand the general steps involved in taking a diagnostic sample from patient to lab, and ensuring that timely reporting takes place to enable key treatment decisions.

In the Alliance, we are here to deliver the best cancer care to the people we serve and we’re looking for applications from those who share that commitment and our values and those to the host Trust Alder Hey: Excellence, innovation, openness, respect and working together.

Inyour applications, please provide succinct, evidence-based examples of how you address the person specification and requirements for the role.

Although NHS Jobs enables you to use the same application to apply for multiple roles within the NHS, unless you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for with Alder Hey, and detail how you meet the criteria for this role and what you can offer to Alder Hey, you are unlikely to be successful in your application. Please also make sure that your Employment History is upto date and listed in the correct order. Starting with your current/most recent post and then working backwards.

Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

To find out more about the various careers available see Alder Hey Careers link

We reserve the right to close vacancies without notice when we have received a sufficient number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will contact you using this regarding your application. All candidates will be notified via email whether or not they have been shortlisted.

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.

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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