Great opportunity for an experienced leader to work for well-established health service based in High Wycombe Bucks.
Our client in High Wycombe are looking for a head of clinical services to provide strong, visionary, inspirational, clear, open leadership to all care teams and ensure effective management, organisation, delivery and quality of all care services and educational activities.
To contribute fully to the strategic planning and corporate management of the team, and to develop and deliver a clinical strategy able to respond to the changing environment at the centre.
You will be responsible for the leadership of the clinical governance and risk management for clinical services.
What the benefits look like?
5 weeks holiday plus bank holidays, pension scheme regular office hours, 9-5 Monday to Friday with flexibility.
Personal Specification, educated to degree level, registered nurse, current and valid NMC registration.
Evidence of ongoing and continuing professional development. Masters level qualification in a relevant subject e.g. palliative care (desirable)
Experience in managing teams, managing budgets, experience in a broad range of clinical settings
Background in working with commissioners and external stakeholders.
What the successful candidate will be responsible for?
To be the link between the health centre and the key regulatory bodies that monitor the institution's care. (CQC)
You will be the registered manager as required by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Clinical Services (Day hospice, nursing, psychosocial and allied health care services.)
Developing a community palliative care service model. Implementation of the clinical strategy. CQC compliance. Engagement with external organisations, including commissioners and other providers.
As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, lead on the strategic shaping of the organisation, ensuring that clinical services develop and integrate with existing and future strategic direction of the centre as agreed by the Board inspired by leading edge developments in palliative care provision.
Develop and agree a strategy for clinical services and education, which delivers, on current and future aspirations of the hospice.
Work with NHS Bucks and CCG (Consortia), and other commissioners, health organisations and professionals, to build on existing relationships across all areas of palliative and supportive care to best position the institution to deliver the clinical strategy.
Attend meetings of the Board of Trustees and sub-committees as requested. Report and make recommendations on issues relating to the effective delivery of clinical services and education.
Reporting to and supporting the CEO, negotiate service level agreements to achieve the best possible outcome for the hospice.
Develop, review, and implement quality assurance measures, including policies, procedures, audit and CQC compliance.
Take the lead in risk management processes including safeguarding and reporting. Ensure compliance with all relevant legislation.
Promote and demonstrate a culture of continuous improvement within the multi-disciplinary team to ensure that the highest standards of clinical services.
Where appropriate, lead or participate in research, audit and the evaluation of clinical services.
Identify and address gaps in service provision in line with hospice strategy. Develop a strategy for patient partnership and user involvement.
Ensure that patient and carer's comments/concerns/complaints are appropriately and proactively managed. Identify areas of excellence, including case histories, that may be used to demonstrate the effectiveness of care centre services.
Management of Budgets and Financial Resources in conjunction with the Finance Officer and CEO, prepare the annual budget for clinical services, including pay and non-pay items.
Manage the budget for clinical services, working with line managers to ensure their understanding and contribution to working within financial constraints.
Education and Training, Develop and support the implementation of an education strategy for the hospice workforce.
Acting as an expert resource, participate, where appropriate, in the design, development and delivery of education, both internally and to the wider healthcare community.
In conjunction with HR and the Volunteer Co-ordinator, ensure appropriate systems are in place to recruit, train and review volunteers working in clinical roles
Participate in own performance development and review discussions with CEO/ Trustees.
Interested in this fantastic opportunity then please apply today