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Lead Nurse / AHP Accreditation

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Per annum
Closing date
3 Mar 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated healthcare professional, either NMC or HCPC registered join the corporate team as the lead for accreditation.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced practitioner to this post, who will be responsible for ensuring the success and sustainability of STAQC by collaborating with the clinical teams effectively and influencing key stakeholders. In addition, they will role model, promote, recognise and celebrate high standards of patient care.

Within this role the successful candidate will be expected to use their initiative, analytical skills and judgement to lead the STAQC team and contribute to a cohesive partnership with the STAQC and multi professional teams. This will enable staff engagement and support the provision of quality matrix to frame the improvement of patient care in the clinical areas.

This partnership will facilitate valuable and meaningful support in clinical practice and maintain communication networks within clinical teams. It will allow collaboration between teams to ensure that the nursing audit programme (QIC) is embedded into practice, feedback from this will support quality patient care, experience, outcomes and patient safety.

Main duties of the job

In addition to providing assurance to the Chief Nurse, Deputy Chief nurse and Trust board, the post holder will support and lead key elements of the trust's accreditation programme and Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Professions strategy.

The post involves audit and review of clinical care to identify areas for improvement in practice and respond appropriately with restorative education and support strategies to promote safe patient outcomes and reduce harm. Regular reports for QAC are required to provide assurance and detail of the accreditation plan.

The successful applicant will lead / support projects and audits that aim to reduce harm and improve patient experience by role modelling excellent standards of clinical practice and leadership.

The post holder will work in collaboration with ward managers and matrons from the relevant clinical areas to disseminate audit, project and accreditation feedback to the healthcare professionals within the area. This will provide evidence of progress and service improvement.

About us

Leadership and Improvement Training

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Details of the full job description and person specification are available to view when you click to apply for the vacancy and click on the about this job link and the documents will be attached at the bottom of the screen.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse / AHP
  • Degree level qualification
  • Working towards Masters level qualification
  • Recognisable teaching qualification i.e. ENB 998, 730 or Facilitating Learning in Clinical Practice
  • Leadership qualification / experience


  • PGCE
  • Service improvement / LEAN / RPIW
  • Coaching qualification

Knowledge and Skills


  • Evidence of continuing professional development via a portfolio
  • Working knowledge of infection control policies and procedures
  • Change/people management experience at senior level
  • Ability to plan and prioritise own and others workload when under pressure
  • Ability to interpret and understand complex data
  • Ability to work strategically and to hold others to account
  • Influencing & negotiating skills outside of line management


  • Active involvement, management and analysis within research and audit projects

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The James Cook University Hospital

Marton Road



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