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Clinical Director For Vulnerable Groups

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24 Apr 2021

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Over the past 12 months, there has been significant work undertaken to improve and develop the Cardiff Health Access Practice (CHAP) for the benefit of improving the care provided to individuals and also to develop the skills and expertise within the Team. The post will have responsibility for not only the Cardiff Health Access Practice, but also for the development of services for the homeless and other hard to reach groups.

Having completed, this first phase of improvement, we are now in a position to appoint a salaried GP to take on the role of Clinical Director, for an initial 2 years fixed term period, to continue with this great work. This could possibly be extended.

In keeping with the management structures within other clinical services within the Locality, to be eligible to apply for this post, applicants must be already working clinical sessions with CHAP or be able to commit to working a minimum of one session per week as a salaried GP within the department. Jobs descriptions for both elements of the post are provided as part of the recruitment information. The successful applicant will be paid at salaried GP level (£93,474 per annum pro rata), with an enhancement provided in recognition of the Clinical Director leadership sessions (£10,380.60 per session).

You will need to have strong and positive clinical leadership skills and qualities with the ability to develop a vision for the future service model for asylum seekers, the homeless and other vulnerable groups, while continuously improving current service performance aiming for excellence. You will need to demonstrate inclusive and effective communication skills to bring the vision to reality through effective engagement with all stakeholders both internal and external to the UHB.

You will be responsible for all aspects of the delivery of safe, high quality, clinical care provided by the department, working in collaboration with the Nurse Lead for the Department and the Administrative Lead, and with other Locality and Clinical Board colleagues to ensure an integrated approach to planning and delivery of care at all times. You will be required to engage with a range of community partners/organisations to ensure that all opportunities for service improvements are maximised through collaboration and co-production.

You will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to high quality care and performance against UHB and national targets. You will be approachable compassionate, with a high level of influencing and negotiating skills to champion the service for our population. You will have excellent problem solving and decision making skills and will be a strong role models of the values and behaviours putting our patients at the centre of everything you do.
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