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Director of Clinical Nursing Quality - NHS

Employer
Your World Healthcare
Location
Cambridge, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
30 Oct 2020

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Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
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Director of Clinical Nursing Quality

Location: Cambridge

Type of role: Temporary contract

Duration of role: This is temporary ongoing with no end date specified

Working from home option: Not specified, please ask during interview process

Responsible to: Chief Nurse

Band: 9

Pay Rate:

£52.00 to £60.00 paye including holiday pay per hour or

£59.36 to £68.44 umbrella per hour depending on skill and experience

Hours or work: Full time 37.5 hours per week

The Director for Clinical Quality is a key post in the Chief Nurse's senior management team. This post is of critical importance in the realisation of the Quality Strategy and coordinatingall aspects of quality for the purposes of ward to board governance. Key working relationships will be with the executive team and divisional leadership teams.

A critical success factor to this role is the relationship between this post and the Medical Director and the Chief Nurse who are the executives accountable to the Board of Directors for quality of care including, patient safety, clinical effectiveness, and patient experience.

Key areas of this portfolio include to:

Have responsibility for supporting and ensuring the delivery of the Trust's Clinical Quality Strategy together with its further development;
  • Help lead the development of integrated governance and risk arrangements that enable quality to be delivered in the operational divisions but that is monitored and assured corporately;
  • Through the Medical Director and Chief Nurse to provide the Trust Board and others with assurance regarding clinical quality, from ward to board;
  • In conjunction with divisions involved in front-line service delivery and corporate medical and nursing roles, develop a trust-wide programme for quality improvement;
  • Lead on the Quality interface with external agencies such as the Trust's Commissioners;
  • Act as a source of independent advice and arbitration in matters of quality.

Key Dutiesand Responsibilities
  • Have responsibility for the development and delivery of the Trust's Clinical Quality Strategy. In collaboration with the Director of Corporate Affairs have responsibility for the development and delivery of the Trusts Risk Management Strategy.
  • Help lead the development of integrated governance and risk arrangements that enable quality to be delivered in the operational Divisions that is monitored and assured corporately.
  • Lead on the Trust's incident reporting and investigation arrangements, including serious incidents. Ensuring systems are in place to maximise opportunities for learning and ensuring that a culture of learning from experience is supported.
  • In conjunction with divisions involved in front-line service delivery and corporate medical and nursing roles, develop a trust-wide programme for quality improvement.
  • Lead on the quality interface with external agencies such as the Trust's Commissioners.
  • Act as a source of independent advice and arbitration in matters of quality, including clinical risk management.
  • Support and coordinate the preparation of quality reports on behalf of the executive leads for quality.
  • Lead on the Trust's patient experience agenda.

Essential Qualifications
  • Masters/Higher degree or equivalent.
  • Post graduate management qualification and continuing professional/managerial and leadership development.

Essential Experience
  • Significant experience in the NHS and quality.
  • Demonstrable success in influencing organisations to implement beneficial change.
  • Demonstrate a track record of strategy development, including producing high level strategic documents and plans to boards and external agencies.
  • Significant experience of building effective multi-disciplinary teams and networks, including across organisation boundaries.
  • Demonstrable experience of successfully improving performance in teams and services.
  • Experience of delivering presentations and chairing meetings.
  • Experience of leading and delivery of quality improvement projects

Essential Knowledge
  • Up to date and highly specialist knowledge and experience across the full range of activities and areas undertaken by the post holder.
  • Detailed knowledge of management practice acquired through an extended period of senior management experience.
  • Detailed knowledge of integrated governance and regulatory systems and requirements.
  • Ability to provide professional advice in areas where expert opinions differ.

Essential Skill
  • Ability to manage complex clinical and operational situations that involve staff from all levels within an organisation and across a range of professional boundaries.
  • Ability to think strategically, operate independently, proposing and implementing service policy change and implementation.
  • Have the analytical skill to absorb highly complex qualitative or quantitative data requiring analysis, interpretation and comparison with other data sets.
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels, written, oral and personal presentation.
  • Proven programme and project management skills.
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