Kent and Medway NHS Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) is a mental health Trust that provides mental health, learning disability, substance misuse and specialist services to approximately 1.8 million people across Kent and Medway. Delivering brilliant care through brilliant people is at the heart of everything we do at KMPT. They want everybody in Kent and Medway to be able to live their best life to stay physically and mentally fit and well, with access to high quality services and support if, and when, they need them. The role
The post holder will ensure high quality and high value patient care is delivered throughout the Trust. Whilst accountable to the Chief Nurse they will be expected to work largely unsupervised and be able to credibly influence across a range of disciplines to the highest level within and externally of the Trust.
They are expected to deputise for the Chief Nurse with the Executive team as required. This will also include the leadership and management of all the teams and services within the Chief Nurse's portfolio as delegated and planned.
The post holder will lead a team of senior nurses, including Heads of Nursing and Quality and Specialist Nurses (ACPs CPs, NMPs and AC/RCs) and is expected to offer professional support and supervision to those nurses. The post holder will also be expected to act as a resource for Service Directors and the Deputy Chief Medical Officers for professional advice and support.Main duties of the jobYou
You will be/have
- a registered Nurse with valid NMC registration
- specialist knowledge developed in primary practice across the range of working practices underpinned by theoretical knowledge and extensive practical relevant to KMPT
- substantial experience at a senior management level, including managing change and introducing new ways of working for nurses.
- significant experience of operationally managing staff teams.
- sound and effective leadership skills.
- experience of Managing regulatory inspections.
- experience of managing complex projects including a number of stakeholders across multiple sites.
We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit. We believe that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.
We particularly welcome applications from people from the local black and minority ethnic communities, and disabled people who we know are under-represented in NHS leadership roles.
Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Code of Governance to ensure that they are made on merit after a fair and open process so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates, are appointed.
Vision and values
The Trust's aim is to provide Brilliant care through brilliant people
. They will do this by:
Job descriptionJob responsibilities
- Consistently delivering outstanding quality of care
- Recruit, retain and develop the best staff making KMPT a great place to work
- Place continuous improvement at the heart of what they do
- Develop and extend their research and innovation work
- Maximise the use of digital technology
- Meet or exceed requirements set out in the Five Year Forward View
- Deliver financial balance and organisational sustainability
- Develop their core business and enter new markets through increased partnership working
- Ensure success of their system-wide sustainability plans through active participation and leadership.
- Provide professional and visible leadership which inspires, motivates and empowers nurses across the whole Trust in all care settings i.e. all in patient services, specialist services including forensics and all community teams.
- To support the Chief Medical Officer and deputies in ensuring robust clinical governance structures are in place.
- To support the Chief Operating Officer and deputies to ensure that Quality and Safety is central to the work that they do.
- To lead and support the development of a culture of constant improvement in patient care. Specifically, ensure that recommendations from serious incidents are implemented across the Trust and that appropriate and timely review of incidents and near misses are carried out.
- To undertake service reviews and make decisions that ensure best practice is in place across all areas. Responding to complaints, incidents, and near misses, to work with teams to identify areas of improvement and be willing to assist operational managers in making controversial changes in practice to benefit patient care.
- To act as the link between the identified Higher Education Institutes and the Trust, representing the Trust at the oversight board of the university.
- To commission training to ensure that the values of the Trust and the nursing strategy can be achieved at both post graduate level and clinical education and leadership programmes.
For an informal conversation about the post or to request a copy of the Candidate Information Pack please contact Laurence Wolahan or Marcia Williams of Hays Executive on 07985 443 826 or 07515 482 954. Closing date: 1st December 2023 Preliminary interviews: 5th December (Virtual) Formal interviews: W/C 11th December 2023 (In person) The above dates are subject to change. Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Registered Nurse with valid NMC registration
- Specialist knowledge developed in primary practice across the range of working practices underpinned by theoretical knowledge and extensive practical relevant to KMPT
- Substantial experience at a senior management level, including managing change and introducing new ways of working for nurses
- Significant experience of operationally managing staff teams.
- Experience of Managing regulatory inspections
- Experience of managing complex projects including a number of stakeholders across multiple sites
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- Sound and effective leadership skills
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