The Family Health Clinical Board brings together Great North Children's Hospital (GNCH), Womens Services (Maternity, Neonates, Gynaecology & Reproductive Health), Community Adults and 0-19 service.
The Head of Nursing (Children) role is an exciting and pivotal role in the Trust's 'Fit for the Future' structure and will provide the opportunity for an exceptional candidate to be part of shaping the future of clinical standards and nursing professional practice in the Trust.
The role of the Head of Nursing is to provide senior visible expert clinical and professional leadership for children's nursing in the clinical board. As a core member of the Family Health Clinical Board, the Head of Nursing (Children) will work collectively with the Director of Operations, Clinical Board Chair, Head of Nursing (Adults), and Head of Midwifery, in the delivery of safe and high-quality patient care.
The Head of Nursing (Children) will set standards in conjunction with the senior nursing team which strive for excellence in nursing practice to deliver exceptional patient care. The post-holder will provide clinical leadership to inspire, motivate, and empower nurses and will personally quality assure the delivery of care and clinical standards in line with organisational and national policy and practice.
Main duties of the job
- Interview Date 23/10/2023
- 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week
The Heads of Nursing & Midwifery will be required to ensure quality and safety are the fundamental cornerstones of decision making with the Clinical Board. The post holders will work with the Clinical Board Chair and other key stakeholders to ensure there are robust quality and safety frameworks embedded within the Clinical Board and the implementation of the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework is fully embraced in practice. A key aspect of the role will be to ensure incidents and investigations are comprehensively undertaken with learning effectively shared. The Heads of Nursing will also be fundamental to promoting a culture of Quality Improvement and supporting frontline clinical staff to lead local improvement initiatives.
The post holders, supported by the Corporate Staffing Team, will also ensure effective systems are in place to maintain safe staffing levels and effective utilisation of the clinical workforce in line with trust guidelines and ensure the use of SNCT/acuity and dependency models are employed correctly throughout the Clinical Board.
A key aspect of the role is to model exemplary professional standards and reflect the Newcastle Leadership Behaviours in practice and will be required to establish and maintain innovative methods for communication across Nursing and other professional groups within the clinical board.About us
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.
We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
As a member of the Clinical Board Senior Leadership Team, the Head of Nursing will lead effective nursing input into the development of the Boards strategy, policy, and business planning cycle. The post holder will contribute to initiatives and plans across a range of issues, particularly with respect to continuous improvement in patient care delivery and clinical quality.
The role of the Head of Nursing is to provide senior visible expert clinical and professional leadership for nursing to the clinical board. As a core member of the clinical board triumvirate they will work collectively with the Director of Operations and Clinical Board Chair in the delivery of safe and high-quality patient care. The Head of Nursing is operationally responsible and accountable for the leadership and delivery of nurses and the professional standards of nursing within the Clinical Board. This will include providing specialist professional expertise, advice and insight to the Clinical Board Chair and Director of Operations.
The Head of Nursing will set standards in conjunction with the senior nursing team which strive for excellence in nursing practice to deliver exceptional patient care. The post-holder will provide clinical leadership to inspire, motivate, and empower nurses and will personally quality assure the delivery of care and clinical standards in line with organisational and national policy and practice. This will include supporting the development and delivery of a coherent clinical quality governance and assuranceframework which promotes shared learning to ensure a change and improvement in practice.
As a member of the Clinical Board Triumvirate, the Head of Nursing will lead effective nursing input into the development of the Boards strategy, policy, and business planning cycle. The post holder will contribute to initiatives and plans across a range of issues, particularly with respect to continuous improvement in patient care delivery and clinical quality.
The Head of Nursing will professionally report into the Executive Chief Nurse via the Deputy Chief Nurse and Associate Directors of Nursing and will support in the operational delivery of trust wide strategic programmes of work relating to clinical standards and professional practice. The Head of Nursing will lead and contribute to the visibility, ownership and delivery of the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional strategy 2022 in clinical practice within their area(s) of responsibility. As the senior operational nurse leader, the Head of Nursing will identify and promotepriority areas for action including the completion of high impact actions annually.
Based on the varying size and complexities of the Clinical Boards, the role will vary in practice and the Head of Nursing may retain operational Matron responsibility for a designated clinical service.
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.Person SpecificationQualifications & EducationEssential
Knowledge & ExperienceEssential
- o Registered Nurse
- Current Registration with NMC
- Masters Degree or evidence of Masters Level Study
- Evidence of progressive career development
- Evidence of continued professional development
- Experience in Matron role or equivalent in acute or community setting
- Evidence of staff management experience, including managing recruitment, performance monitoring, appraisal, induction and mentoring
- Thorough knowledge and understanding of Professional Nursing Issues (at a local and national level), key government legislation, Clinical Governance, patient safety, quality and Service Improvement
- Budget management
- Evidence of leading change management processes
Skills & AbilitiesEssential
- Evidence of successful management of major projects
- Successful management complex organisational or service change
- Thorough knowledge and understanding of other clinical and non-clinical support services
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Able to work autonomously with minimum direction
- Ability to provide vision and leadership
- Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Royal Victoria Infirmary
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
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