Band 8b Group Clinical Manager

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year PA
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
The following exciting opportunities are as a direct result of a large-scale 'Strengthening Operational Structures' transformation programme recently undertaken. The Programme has resulted in the development of a leadership framework that will facilitate improvements in clinical service delivery for patients within our community and support our objectives.

Birmingham Dental Hospital and Community Services has a number of fantastic opportunities for Group Clinical Managers who want to be a part of developing a new management team, focussed on delivering safe, high-quality care in the community to children, and adults across Birmingham.

Post 1: Group Clinical Manager - Group 1 Community Dental Services

These groups consists of services listed in the Appendix 1 adjoined to this job description.

It is important to us as a team that our management practice and delivery of care reflects the core values of our organisation and that we are caring, open, respectful, responsible, and inclusive and support the Division in being a 'Great Place to Work'.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work collaboratively with the Heads of Services and Group Manager in ensuring effective clinical operational management and clinical improvement of a Group of Services within the Division. These groups consists of services listed in the Appendix 1 adjoined to this job description.

The post holder will oversee the clinical effectiveness of all services within the Group, ensuring that response to Complaints, Patient Experience and Staff Survey feedback are managed and form part of continued improvement across the Group. This information will be used by the post holder, in parallel with Incident, Safety, Safeguarding, ECI, clinical harms and the outcomes from clinical forum, to work with the heads of service and clinical teams to deliver high quality and effective care across the Group.

The post holder will work in liaison with the Group Manager and Heads of Services in rota management (including safe staffing), the delivery of activity against agreed activity plans, managing overall caseload and waiting time performance for all services within the Group.

About us

BCHC has more than 5000 staff working across Birmingham and the West Midlands in a wide range of community nursing and specialist healthcare roles. BCHC delivers over 100 clinical services, in people's homes, health centres, clinics and inpatient facilities. We deliver a wide range of services for children, young people and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehab Centre and one of Europe's leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry. We deliver all of this with a commitment to integrated, personalised care that is rooted in our local communities. We have an ambition to deliver outstanding, integrated care as one of the key NHS providers in the West Midlands.

If you want to 'Be Part of Our Team' and work with a Foundation Trust which is continuously striving for best care and healthy communities, we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

To work with the Heads of Services in providing clinical operational leadership and responsibility for the Group of Services listed in Appendix 1.

To provide support in the overall management of budget(s) for the Group of Services listed in Appendix 1.

Work with Heads of Services to provide clinical operational leadership and responsibility for the Group, this will include clinical advice and expertise where required.

To maintain complex clinical caseload in respective clinical field where necessary, this will require the post holder to maintain own professional knowledge and personal development.

Provide clinical leadership in the development of clinical/standard operational processes, ensuring clinical policies and practices for all services within the Group are followed.

To maintain visibility within clinical areas and support staff regarding clinical matters/patient care, to ensure patients receive best possible outcomes and experience.

Where required to provide Group clinical operational leadership/support for all student and educational placements in the group of services.

The post holder will support the Divisional on call rota where requested.

In partnership with Heads of Service and operational colleagues, to constantly review and improve the Group of Services listed in Appendix 1, considering local and national guidelines and guidance from Professional Leads.

Support the facilitation of robust CIP identification, reporting and monitoring approach for the Group of Services listed in Appendix 1, liaising with Heads of Service as required providing clinical expertise to ensure that clinical outcomes continue to be delivered.

Work with the DDNT & Professional Leads to develop the strategic overview for continuing quality improvement within services, providing leadership and clinical support to clinical staff to enable change. This includes setting the direction, facilitating strategic discussion, establishing the agendas for action, motivating people and anticipating issues.

Work with the Divisional management team to develop as required new clinical initiatives and service developments to improve service outcomes for patients whilst ensuring that plans are in place to monitor on quality impact assessments.

In collaboration with the Professional Leads promote development of audit activity to enable benchmarking of services and clinical governance processes.

Ensure robust communication systems exist for the dissemination of information to Teams.

To work in conjunction with patient experience to, where able, resolve concerns and complaints both locally & formally. This may require support from wider multi-disciplinary team (MDT).

To maintain and improve clinical performance standards, in conjunction with wider clinical team by monitoring compliance through relevant clinical audits such as monthly Essential Care Indicator and Safety Thermometer audit etc.

In conjunction with the Professional Leads to ensure that clinical audits are undertaken as per Divisional clinical audit plan and to support services in overseeing improvements required where identified.

To support the Group Manager in the delivery of activity and performance of services, this will include clinical oversight of demand & capacity planning. Work with the Professional Leads in developing a clinical Strategy for the Group of Services listed in Appendix 1.

To ensure service users are involved in the evaluation and development of the Group of Services listed in Appendix 1.

Ensure in partnership with the DDNT & Professional Leads that adequate practice support is available for all relevant start groups.To lead on the recruitment and retention of staff within the Group of Services listed in Appendix 1.

To proactively identify and manage risks within the Group of Services listed in Appendix 1.

Ensure integration of governance and quality improvement processes at service level ensuring service is properly represented at Divisional Governance Committees and agreed actions are implemented.

To work with the Professional Lead(s) on the training and development of identified staff, whilst overseeing training programme for the Group of Services listed in Appendix 1.

Lead on developing Divisional reports and presentations to provide clinical assurance at various committees and trust wide meetings where required.

To lead, manage and develop a culture where safe and high-quality patient care is consistently delivered across the service function and focused areas of the Division.

In collaboration with Heads of Service be responsible and accountable for the clinical operational delivery and performance within the Group and services listed in Appendix 1.

In support of the DDNT & Professional Leads, lead and contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of new models of care to improve service provision and deliver best value.

Person Specification

Qualifications / Training


  • Masters Degree level education or equivalent (e.g post-graduate diploma and experience)
  • Membership/Registration of relevant professional body
  • Evidence of continuous professional development



  • Significant clinical experience in relevant professional area
  • Extensive relevant experience working at senior management level
  • Extensive experience of managing budgets within financial constraints/targets
  • Extensive relevant experience of and exposure to performance setting and monitoring
  • Significant experience of line managing staff/teams
  • Experience in preparing reports to be presented to senior level stakeholders and committees
  • Significant experience of utilising information technology tools/ programmes to manipulate, analyse and present information to be distributed to senior level colleagues



  • Knowledge of local health economy
  • Knowledge of current NHS Framework
  • Comprehensive understanding of quality agenda for NHS
  • Highly developed clinical knowledge in relevant professional area
  • Demonstrable knowledge of governance of financial targets/service delivery
  • Proven ability to deliver service redesign involving multiple professional disciplines understanding of improvement methodology and project evaluation processes
  • Ability to work on own initiative without frequent supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport and credibility with clinical and managerial Teams
  • Ability to work under significant pressure and to demanding timescales
  • Knowledge of workforce planning, recruitment and retention

Personal qualities


  • Proven leadership skills strong, inclusive leadership style
  • Ability to prioritise and meet tight deadlines

Other job requirements


  • Ability to be independently mobile to travel across the Trust area

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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