School Clinical Manager - Hounslow

02 Dec 2017
10 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
HARROW - MIDDLESEXCLINICAL MANAGERExcellent salary plus benefits Our client is one of the world's most famous schools. Founded in 1572 it is located on a 300-acre estate encompassing much of Harrow on the Hill in north-west London. 830 boys aged 13 to 18, who come from all over Britain and across the world, live in the School's 12 boarding Houses. There are over 120 academic staff and over 300 support staff.The Clinical Manager will ensure that the Medical Centre delivers high quality and comprehensive health care services to the School and responds appropriately to medical queries or situations as they arise. Alongside the Practice Manager, the Clinical Manager will oversee the smooth management of the Medical Centre through efficient administration and effective communication with relevant stakeholders. The Clinical Manager will lead, manage and motivate members of the Medical Centre team, whilst promoting a caring, confidential and inclusive approach across the community. Overview The Clinical Manager and Practice Manager together will represent the Medical Centre Management Team. Whilst overarching responsibility will rest with the Clinical Manager, the post-holder's primary focus will be on clinical matters and outreach. The Practice Manager will oversee administration to ensure an efficient service and to assist in promoting strong lines of communication across the School. The Clinical Manager will liaise closely with the School's GPs on clinical matters and will be responsible for monitoring health care across the School, in particular the assessment of in-patient care of boys admitted to the Medical Centre. The job description reflects the core activities of the role, but will be subject to change as the role develops. The School expects the post-holder to recognise this and adopt a flexible approach to work. In addition, the post-holder will be expected to undertake such other duties within the scope of the role as may be required. Organisation
• Ensure the Medical Centre runs smoothly and provides a great health care service to the boys and the wider School community.
•Manage the Medical Centre according to the aims and objectives agreed with the School
• Oversee the system of appointments, clinics and surgeries to ensure an efficient service
• Supported by the Practice Manager, organise the nursing rota, monitoring effectiveness and adequacy of cover
• Plan and coordinate School-wide activities (e.g. immunizations, flu vaccinations, new boys' medicals, asthma clinics)
• Arrange, attend and chair Medical Centre team meetings and other relevant meetings, as necessary Staff management
• Ensure the recruitment and retention of best personnel (nurses and/or support staff), working alongside the Practice Manager and HR
• Promote good working relations and morale amongst staff;
• Review job descriptions and appraise staff on regular basis
• Deliver induction to new staff
• Liaise with Practice Manager and HR regarding disciplinary issues, welfare concerns or grievances
• Investigate complaints as required
• Promote, plan and facilitate continuing professional development within the Medical Centre, ensuring that the team is highly motivated and multi-skilled
•Maintain an appropriate level of training in all areas of practice. PREP (Post Registration Education Practice) is a legal requirement in order to retain effective registration and hold a current NMC pin. Policies and protocols
• Establish, implement and review policies and protocols (in conjunction with the School GPs and/or Senior Tutor), taking account of legislative requirements (e.g. Health & Safety at Work Act, National Care Standards)
• Ensure full compliance with the School's safeguarding and child protection policies and current statutory safeguarding legislation and guidance Medical Records
• Ensure medical records are kept accurately and safely, both in hard copy and/or electronically (via EMIS or iSAMS)
• Ensure all personal data is processed in line with the Data Protection Act 1998 and, from May 2018, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
• Coordinate the creation, review and sharing of boys' Health Care Plans in an appropriate and timely fashion
• Review medical-related documentation sent to parents of new boys and, working alongside the Practice Manager, process the returns before the start of each academic year Houses
• Ensure House teams (House Master, Assistant House Master and Matrons) are updated on admission and discharge of boys from the Medical Centre
• Maintain effective lines of communication about all other medical matters regarding boys, including off-games status and review schedule, and referrals by GPs to dental or other consultations
• Communicate directly with boys' parents on medical matters as necessary
• Monitor, encourage and support the role of Attached Nurses in individual Houses
• Carry out regular check of Matrons' surgeries;
• Contribute to Matrons' appraisals
• Liaise with Senior Matron and Senior House Master regarding daily interface with Houses