Divisional Nursing/AHP Director

Your World Healthcare
Liverpool, UK
Closing date
19 Sep 2020

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Divisional Nursing/AHP Director

Reporting to the Divisional Director of Operations the post holder will be an integral member of the Divisional Senior Management Team and will be responsible for the delivery of the Division's nursing strategy in conjunction with the Trust's overall strategy.

The Divisional Nursing/AHP Director Divisional Director of Nursing (DivDoN) will work with Divisional Medical Director and Divisional Director of Operations to drive operational performance and planning within the Division. The post holder will work closely with other Divisions, Executive / Corporate Directors and external partners in order to achieve Trust objectives and make a positive contribution to the provision of health services across the local economy.

Temporary: Expected to last 3 - 4 months with a possible extension

Location: Multiple Sites across liverpool

Pay Rate:£36 - £43.70 per hour paye plus holiday or £41 to £50 per hour umbrella

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Job details:
  • The Divisional Nursing/AHP Director is expected to lead and manage the operational nursing function of the Division to the highest professional standards.
  • The Divisional Nursing/AHP Director will ensure that self and others work in the best interest of patients, carers, families and the wider organisation and practice in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council's "The Code -Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates 2018" (or any successor arrangements).
  • Work in accordance with the strategic direction, objectives and policies, protocols, procedures and guidelines of the Trust.
  • As an ambassador of the Trust, ensure that self and others represent and practice to the highest professional standards at all times.
  • Take every reasonable step to maintain and develop own knowledge, skills and competence and make the Deputy Chief Nurse aware of any professional limitations or concerns.
  • As a Divisional Nursing/AHP DirectorDivDoN provide active and transformational leadership and deliver personal, service and corporate objectives.
  • Support the profession of nursing to ensure that staff work to the full requirements and potential of their roles and grades and develop accordingly.
  • Work closely with other Divisional Nursing/AHP Director and Divisional teams to ensure that nursing resources are utilised efficiently and effectively in order to meet both clinical and non-clinical priorities.
  • Work to ensure the safety and well-being of patients, service users and colleagues, taking any necessary corrective action as appropriate to prevent any deterioration in service standards, or to the safety and welfare of patients and staff.
  • Work in partnership with the Divisional Medical Director and take specific leadership responsibilities across the Division for all aspects of safeguarding (vulnerable adults, young people and children). Ensure robust systems and processes are in place at ward and department level to meet the required compliance in staff training to ensure appropriate actions are taken and assurance is provided to the Chief Nurse. Work collaboratively with the Safeguarding team to identify areas for delivering and monitoring continuous improvements.
  • Develop positive working relationships with other clinicians and managers to ensure that the organisation is at the forefront of best professional practice and service delivery.
  • Support the delivery of the Nursing and Quality Strategy for the Division and any other appropriate care standards audits or successor arrangements. Work in partnership with the Divisional Medical Director and the corporate nursing team on all matters relating to clinical governance and the compliance agenda linked to Care Quality Commission.
  • Work with the other Divisional nursing teams to improve the ways information is sourced and used to evidence and improve care delivery and outcomes.
  • Be a resource for all staff on professional and operational matters.
  • Be actively involved with service lines to ensure that the needs of patients and service users are met reasonably and their views and opinions are sought and used appropriately, particularly to inform improvements in practice and care.
  • The Divisional Nursing/AHP DirectorDivDoN will be expected to provide professional advice, support, challenge, scrutiny and decision making as required or where necessary to nurses, midwives and other directors, senior managers and staff across the Division.
  • Attending meetings (including those at director and Board level), seminars, hearings, briefings, investigations both within the external to the Trust as required.
  • The post holder will utilise his/her extensive experience as a nurse/AHP to support staff to deliver high quality, efficient and effective patient care.
  • The post holder is expected to utilise his/her professional and expert knowledge, experience and training in the execution of this role to provide sophisticatedprofessional advice, support, scrutiny and decision making as required or where necessary.
  • Promotes the use of evidence to support the delivery of modern and appropriate care.
  • Maintains own professional knowledge and competence in order to meet professional registration standards and the requirements of the role.
  • Uses sophisticated leadership techniques to challenge practice standards and influence constructive and positive change.
  • Analyses complex issues, information and situations and takes any necessary corrective action.
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