Leadership and management (HCC323)

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Leadership and management (HCC323)

Module Objective

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

  • analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply knowledge
  • perform, adapt and master a range of skills
  • 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, evaluate and synthesise relevant knowledge and its application to their professional practice in relation to:

  • good laboratory management
    • explain the concepts of good laboratory practice
    • summarise the process of management and being managed
  • describing the criteria and process for laboratory accreditation
    • describe and explain quality system management and accreditation (UKAS, ISO)
    • describe and explain 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 haematology
    • 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
  • an up to date knowledge of the organisation of NHS and allied organisations
    • the 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
  • demonstrate:
    • a working knowledge of laboratory data entry and retrieval and surveillance systems
    • an understanding of the Data Protection Act
    • familiarity with requirements for patient confidentiality and the Caldicott principles
  • current:
    • employment law;
    • staff appointment procedures;
    • related issues including equality and diversity legislation;
    • European Working Time Directive requirements;
  • following processes involved in staff management:
    • internal recruitment processes
    • remuneration scales and banding
    • partnership working
    • disciplinary grievance and capability processes
    • performance review
  • principles of budget setting and forecasting, funding sources and standard financial instructions
  • principles of clinical governance
  • structure of the laboratory and the wider NHS organisation
  • role of professional bodies
  • importance of the following legislation:
    • data protection
    • freedom of information
    • Caldicott
    • Human Tissues Act
    • career progression;
    • remuneration scales and banding of laboratory scientific staff.

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of current relevant research, theory and knowledge and its application to the performance, adaptation and mastery of the following skills to:

  • demonstrate awareness of organisation and structure of a haematology 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
  • demonstrate good presentation skills, good public speaking and organisation of teaching
  • search electronic databases and use the internet as a learning and communication resource
    • demonstrate competent 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
    • understand data protection, patient confidentiality and information governance.

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 clinical skills necessary to manage the

  • appropriate laboratory diagnostic repertoire and research and innovation programmes to maintain a cutting-edge diagnostic service.
  • demonstrate a commitment to professional responsibilities and ethical principles in relation to staff, patients, service users and business practices.