Leadership and Management in Clinical and Laboratory Transfusion Curriculum (HLS201)

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Leadership and Management in Clinical and Laboratory Transfusion Curriculum (HLS201)

Module Objective

By the end of the training period trainees, with respect to leadership and management, will be able to:

  • analyse, synthesise, critically evaluate and apply knowledge
  • perform, adapt and master a range of skills and
  • demonstrate the attitudes and behaviours necessary for professional practice as a consultant clinical scientist dealing with the complexities, uncertainties and tensions of professional practice at this level.

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to demonstrate the ability to analyse, critically evaluate and synthesise relevant knowledge and its application to their professional practice in relation to:

  • Leadership and team working models
  • Good Laboratory Management:
  • the concepts of good laboratory practice
  • the process of management and being managed
  • the criteria and process for laboratory accreditation
    • quality system management and accreditation (UKAS, ISO)
    • test validation and verification and related quality assurance processes
  • how the appraisal process works
  • the process of clinical audit
  • the importance of clinical governance and delivery of high-quality standards in clinical biochemistry:
  • the concept of clinical risk management and procedures designed to minimise risks
  • the importance of patient consent to use data or specimens for ethically approved research or teaching
  • the current organisation of NHS and allied organisations healthcare structures
  • the role of the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • the roles of ‘arm’s length bodies’ involved in health protection including the Public Health England (PHE), Food Standards Agency (FSA), MHRA and NICE
  • laboratory data entry and retrieval and surveillance systems the Data Protection Act
  • patient confidentiality and the Caldicott principles employment law
  • staff appointment procedures
  • related issues including equality and diversity legislation
  • European working time directive requirements career progression
  • remuneration scales and banding of laboratory scientific staff.

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply knowledge of leadership and management to perform, adapt and master the skills required to manage and lead the

  • laboratory diagnostic repertoire and research and innovation programmes to maintain a cutting edge diagnostic service
  • the organisation and structure of a transfusion laboratory including: staffing and financial issues
  • planning
  • implementation of policies and rotas.
  • implement these criteria
  • use constructive listening, mentoring, and appraisal skills
  • use personal appraisal constructively
  • audit and evaluate:
  • personal and departmental activities
  • existing and new tests, techniques or clinical services
  • present information utilising presentation and public speaking skills
  • organise teaching
  • search electronic databases and use the Internet as a learning and communication resource: perform, adapt and master the use of database, word processing and statistics programmes define how to undertake searches
  • apply the principles of confidentiality and their implementation in terms of clinical practice.