|Title||Leadership and Management in Clinical Biomedical Engineering|
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will have gained the necessary management, communication and leadership skills to manage and lead a Clinical Biomedical Engineering service and associated workshop/laboratory and deliver a high-quality clinical service.
Knowledge and understanding
By the end of the training period the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to analyse, synthesise and critically apply their expert knowledge spanning the five domains of the NHS Clinical Leadership framework and with respect to Clinical Biomedical Engineering including:
- good workshop management and engineering practice.
- the concepts of good workshop practice.
- the process of management and being managed.
- the criteria and process for service and workshop accreditation.
- how the appraisal process works.
- the process of clinical audit.
- the importance of clinical governance and delivery of high-quality standards in Clinical Biomedical Engineering.
- 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.
- 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.
- employment law.
- staff appointment procedures.
- related issues including equality and diversity legislation.
- European working time directive requirements.
- career progression.
- remuneration scales and banding of scientific staff.
Technical and clinical skills
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to demonstrate and critically evaluate their performance across the five domains of the NHS Clinical Leadership framework and specifically in the context of clinical biomedical engineering and will:
- lead and manage within the organisation and structure of a Clinical Biomedical Engineering service, at all levels, including:
- staffing and financial issues.
- implementation of policies and rotas.
- work within policies and criteria as appropriate.
- use constructive listening, mentoring, and appraisal skills.
- use personal appraisal constructively.
- audit and evaluate:
- personal and departmental activities.
- service processes.
- existing and new tests, techniques or clinical services.
- master a range of presentation and public speaking skills.
- organise and lead teaching and assessment.
- search electronic databases and use the Internet as a learning and communication resource.
- master the use of databases, word processing and statistics programmes including the definition and performance of searches.
- Apply the principles of confidentiality and their implementation in terms of clinical practice.
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will have gained the necessary Clinical Biomedical Engineering skills to be able to lead a Clinical Biomedical Engineering service and identify and lead research and innovation programmes to maintain a cutting edge Clinical Biomedical Engineering service. They will be able to produce a workforce profile and critically appraise the workforce shape, with a view to designing new roles to support the organisations service delivery. They will also be able to develop succession plans for workforce sustainability.
Attitudes and behaviours
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be expected to evaluate their own response to both normal and complex situations demonstrating the professional attributes and insights required of a Consultant Clinical Scientist working within the limits of professional competence referring as appropriate to senior staff and will:
- Maintain an up to date knowledge of the organisation of NHS and allied organisations be proactive in identification of technological change required in the institution for patient benefit to keep healthcare at the limits of science.
- be mindful of the ethos and constitution of the NHS in ensuring best outcomes for patients.