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Deputy Director of Nursing, Quality & Professions

Employer
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Wakefield
Salary
£83,571 to £96,376 a year
Closing date
2 Mar 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8D
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
37.5 Hours Per Week.

Are you a nurse leader with a passion for improvement and a commitment to enhancing the outcomes and experience for people who use services? We are a values driven organisation, providing mental health, community physical health, learning disability and forensic mental health services.

You will be the deputy for the Chief Nurse/Director of Quality & Professions at Board, in the Integrated Care Systems and in our roles within provider collaboratives. You will provide leadership to the quality, clinical governance and professional standards agenda, have a track record of success at a senior level in a complex organisation and experience of partnership working in systems.

We are keen to hear from compassionate and ambitious leaders who are aspiring deputies, and those already working at that level. For an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity please contact Darryl Thompson, Chief Nurse/Director of Quality & Professions on 07823 678737 or email darryl.thompson@swyt.nhs.uk[DT1]

All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients.

Main duties of the job

Main duties include

Provide senior professional leadership to the nursing workforce, including development and monitoring of standards for mental health, learning disability and adult nursing.

Deputise for the Chief Nurse/Director of Quality & Professions at local, regional and national level.

Ensure the provision of high quality and timely reports to committee, Trust Board and other meetings

Operationally support and manage the nursing, quality and professions directorate, in line with Trust values.

Ensure systems and processes are in place to support ongoing registration with the CQC and other regulatory bodies.

Develop rigorous systems and processes to deliver on the clinical governance agenda, playing a lead role in the development of clinical practice and ongoing assurance of high standards of clinical quality, safety and experience across the Trust.

Participate in regular meetings with the Finance Manager for the directorate, identify and implement cost improvement programmes.

About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide senior level professional leadership and management to the nursing workforce, including development and monitoring of standards for mental health, learning disability and adult nursing.

Lead the development, maintenance and improvement of systems and processes to ensure robust clinical practice, clinical governance and patient safety.

Deputise for the Chief Nurse / Director of Quality and Professions at local, regional and national level as required.

Ensure the provision of high quality and timely reports to committee, Trust Board and other meetings as required.

Operationally support and manage the nursing, quality and professions directorate, in line with Trust values.

Ensure appropriate horizon scanning of all national, international evidence relating to clinical governance and utilise where appropriate.

Ensure systems and processes are in place to support ongoing registration with the CQC and other relevant regulatory bodies.

Lead the ongoing review, development and implementation of the Trusts Quality Strategy, supporting the development of a strategy that promotes a culture of ownership and accountability whilst encouraging innovation and staff empowerment.

Develop rigorous systems and processes to deliver on the clinical governance agenda, playing a lead role in the development of clinical practice and ongoing assurance of high standards of clinical quality, safety and experience across the organisation.

For full job description, please see attached supporting documents.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nursing Qualification.
  • Masters Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Appropriate management and/or post graduate qualification.


Desirable

  • PHD.
  • Research qualification.


Experience

Essential

  • Several years experience as a nurse operating at a senior clinical level.
  • Successful track record of clinical practice and clinical supervision of nursing practice.
  • Several years experience at a senior level where exposure to work at Executive level has been experienced.
  • Experience of effective partnership working with a range of agencies and stakeholders.
  • Experience of implementing service change/reconfiguration and modernising services. Experience of providing specialist advice when required to Directors.
  • Broad clinical experience.
  • Board level experience.
  • Working at Regional/National level.
  • Developing policies and strategies.
  • Experience leading across wide range of nursing and allied health professional staff.


Desirable

  • Experience of utilising appreciative inquiry to deliver change.


Training

Essential

  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.


Physical Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to undertake the duties and demands of the post. A satisfactory sickness record over the previous 2 years (subject to the need to act with fairness and equality of opportunity, particularly where the sickness is related to a disability and/or pregnancy).


Special Knowledge/Skills

Essential

  • Detailed knowledge of the professional agenda as it relates primarily to mental health nursing but also learning disability and adult nursing.
  • Significant knowledge of the performance management agenda and Quality Improvement tools and techniques.
  • Able to deliver without direct line management control.
  • Advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of a range of work. Procedures and practices and/or specialist knowledge over more than one discipline/function acquired over a significant period.
  • Finance and budgetary management.
  • Comprehensive understanding of local and national policy.
  • Undertakes and participates in research projects.
  • Ability to work within deadlines.
  • Can demonstrate a high level of organisational skills and ability.
  • Build capability through others.
  • Can demonstrate effective communication style.
  • Can demonstrate highly developed verbal and no-verbal communication skills.
  • Can demonstrate a high level of organisational skills and ability
  • Can demonstrate project management skills.
  • Highly advanced presentation skills.
  • Actively listens and engages.
  • Exercise judgement involving highly complex facts or situations, which require analysis, interpretation and comparison of a range of options.


Desirable

  • Flexible in style and approach.


Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to work in a complex environment.
  • Display strong collaborative leadership qualities.
  • Results driven/outcome focused.
  • System and process orientated.
  • Adopts a lateral thinking approach to problem solving.
  • Open and honest.
  • Reliable and trustworthy.
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Demonstrates values in their behaviour and commitment to the values of the NHS and the Trust.
  • Self-starter/proactive.
  • Calm under pressure.
  • Demonstrates personal resilience.
  • Recognise limitations.
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated.
  • Strong influencing, persuasion and negotiating skills.
  • Strong team player.
  • A current driving licence and access to a car during the working day is essential (reasonable adjustments will be considered for any applicants who are unable to drive due to a disability).


Employer details

Employer name

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust

Address

Fieldhead Hospital

Ouchthorpe Lane

Wakefield

WF1 3SP

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

C9378-QA01221

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