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Deputy Head of Nursing (XR09)

Employer
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Leeds
Salary
£58,972 to £68,525 a year
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8B
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a nursing leader to be the Deputy Head of Nursing for Specialty and Integrated Medicine (SIM) at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

This is a key role supporting SIMs Head of Nursing and wider leadership triumvirate, being collectively accountable for the strategic and operational delivery of one of the biggest and most complex CSUs in the Trust.

Were looking for an individual who can help to shape the services of the future, driving standards and quality of care for our patients, with passion and pace through collaborative working. The SIM CSU is a busy and fast paced environment, so the post holder must be adaptive to change and able to make rapid balanced decisions to enable best care for patients and support for staff.

Main duties of the job

You should be a registered nurse with experience (in a relevant specialty) of successful operational management at middle or senior level. You will also have experience of budgetary management, operational and business planning and improvement methodology, with a track record of leading change and delivering improvements. You should also have a detailed working knowledge of NHS practices and procedures.

With good negotiating and influencing skills you will be an effective senior leader and team player with the ability to work in a diverse and complex organisation. You will need to demonstrate credible leadership skills, be able to build strong and sustainable relationships, be forward thinking and have the skills to deliver improvements whilst maintaining operational grip.

About us

SIM covers 7 medical specialties (Older Adults, General Medicine, Diabetes, Endocrinology, HIV, Infectious Diseases and Genitourinary Medicine) as well as a variety of sub-specialisms over a number of sites. We have 14 inpatient wards, 3 outpatient units and a funded establishment of 600 Nurses and Clinical Support Workers. Annually we deliver over 100,000 occupied bed days across 20,000 inpatient episodes of care and 30,000 outpatient appointments. Were looking for an individual who can help to shape the services of the future, driving standards and quality of care for our patients with passion and pace through collaborative working. The SIM CSU is a busy and fast paced environment, so the post holder must be adaptive to change and able to make rapid balanced decisions to enable best care for patients and support for staff.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Managerially and professionally accountable to the Head of Nursing the Deputy Head of Nursing has responsibility for the leadership and management of nursing and midwifery across the Clinical Service Unit (CSU). This includes line management responsibilities within the CSU and the management of specific clinical services/areas.

They will work to support the Head of Nursing for all issues relating to nursing within the CSU and will be an integral part of the senior nurse structure within the CSU.

They are responsible for decision making where practice or service delivery issues arise within the CSU or cross speciality or when cross speciality leadership is required. The Deputy Head of Nursing will establish and foster an effective working relationship with the CSU Management team to lead improvements in nursing, service delivery and the achievement of organisational priorities within the CSU. The Deputy Head of Nursing will deputise for the Head of Nursing on an as required basis.

The Deputy Head of Nursing has responsibility for the delivery of safe, clinically and cost effective and compassionate nursing/midwifery care within the CSU and provides assurance evidence to the Head of Nursing, Deputy Chief Nurse (Operations)/Deputy Chief Nurse and Chief Nurse/Chief Operating Officer regarding compliance against all appropriate professional, organisational and national compliance standards.

The Deputy Head of Nursing (Band 8b) will be responsible for the care and professional practice delivered within a large CSU. This would equate to a nursing workforce of between approximately 900 whole time equivalent staff.

The role of the Deputy Head of Nursing will include the requirement to engage with partners outside of the organisation e.g. to collaborate in city-wide and national improvement projects and developing relationships with service users.

Services provided within the CSU have a significant regional role in providing healthcare and this is represented in the requirement for a Deputy Head of Nursing post-holder to allow the Head of Nursing to liaise regionally and align service provision at a strategic level.

3. ORGANISATIONAL CHART

4. THE LEEDS WAY VALUES

Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as a strength, as well as a responsibility. They have been developed by our staff and set out what they see as important to how we work. Our five values are:

Patient-centred

Collaborative

Fair

Accountable

Empowered

All our actions and endeavours will be guided and evaluated through these values

5. PRIMARY DUTIES & AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Key responsibilities and duties include:

Leadership and management

The Deputy Head of Nursing has responsibility for the leadership and line management of nursing across the CSU and supports the Head of Nursing who is the named and identified lead for all issues of nursing practice within the CSU.

Identified as a senior nurse within the CSU responsible for decision making where practice or service delivery issues cross specialities or require cross speciality leadership.

Has responsibility for the delivery of safe and clinically effective care within the CSU - providing assurance evidence in this regard to the Head of Nursing, Deputy Chief Nurse and Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Has line management responsibility for Senior Nurses and directly reporting ward managers within the CSU.

Leads and manages the clinical services in defined clinical areas/specialities.

Deputises for the Head of Nursing when required.

Utilises leadership and management skills to ensure the effective planning and delivery of nursing care and services across the CSU planning for seasonal variations in case mix and workload and collaborating with other Heads of Nursing where cross CSU working is required.

Provides credible, visible and effective leadership, to the nursing team within the CSU.

Through performance management and monitoring, ensures essential quality standards are achieved and improved. Leads and participates in performance review programmes throughout the clinical areas.

Contributes to the leadership of nursing and midwifery within the Trust as a member of the professional forum.

Develops mechanisms to enable Matrons to develop and strengthen their leadership and management skills in order to meet the responsibilities of their roles.

Actively works to support and empower Senior Sisters/Charge Nurses to develop and utilise their clinical leadership skills. Enabling them to assume appropriate levels of authority to undertake their role effectively to support and develop the leadership within their wards and teams.

Takes the lead on defined and time limited projects or work programmes across the CSU identified by the Head of Nursing and Deputy Chief Nurse (Operations) to support the delivery of Trust priorities, national and local professional priorities and objectives.

Takes the lead on defined areas of professional practice on behalf of the Head of Nursing.

Participates in Trust initiatives to develop and improve clinical practice and patient care, providing expert advice and current service provision future developments.

Participates in the Trust on-call rota

Actively promote and use the Leeds Improvement method to improve the quality and safety of the service

Communication

Establishes and fosters an effective working relationship with the team to lead improvement in nursing and midwifery care and service delivery and the achievement of organisational priorities within the CSU.

Utilises negotiating and influencing skills to secure and support change and improvement in care and service delivery within the CSU.

Ensuring robust systems are in place within the CSU to deliver effective communication from wards and departments to the CSU management team (ward to board and board to ward communication).

Taking the lead role within the CSU for communicating with individual nursing teams regarding the context of professional care and service delivery, organisational priorities and whole hospital transformation, particularly where information is complex, sensitive or contentious.

Utilises developed interpersonal, communication, empathetic and re-assurance skills when communicating on an individual basis with patients, families and staff for example regarding complaints or complex human resources or professional conduct issues.

Regularly produces written reports and papers for the CSU triumvirate (e.g. assurance reports and business cases).

Promotes staff involvement and engagement within the CSU.

Care and service - delivery and quality.

Maintains own clinical practice standards by participating with the delivery of patient care regularly (as agreed with the Head of Nursing and Deputy Chief Nurse (Operations).

Fulfils the requirements as directed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council to maintain and revalidate registration

Maintains a regular visible presence in own clinical speciality wards and departments.

Has overall responsibility for the delivery of safe, clinically and cost effective and compassionate nursing/midwifery care within the CSU. Utilises planning and organisational skills to ensure services are organised and delivered to achieve on:

Safe care

Pressure ulcers

Falls

HCAI (including MRSA, CDI and CAUTI)

Nutrition and hydration

Compassionate, private and dignified care (including single sex accommodation).

Positive patient experience, involvement and engagement

Learning and improving from incidents and complaints

Ensures systems and processes are in place to monitor and assure the quality of nursing care and patient experience within the CSU.

Provides highly specialised advice to the CSU triumvirate regarding nursing care and service delivery within the CSU.

Proactively promotes and uses the Leeds Improvement Method to improve the quality and safety of our service within the CSU

Leads and champions the improvement and development of nursing practice within the CSU in line with regulatory requirements, Trust objectives, national guidance and whole system transformation.

Lead responsibility for ensuring the provision of safe, clinically and cost effective nursing/allied health professional staffing within the CSU.

Analyses and interprets data from a variety of sources to provide a nursing opinion - making decisions regarding care and service delivery and staffing e.g. roster central to make decisions on staffing.

Leads service improvement projects within the CSU, analysing and interpreting highly complex data and making recommendations to the CSU triumvirate

Responsible for the implementation of a range of policy and service improvements within area of responsibility. Utilises polices, regulations and guidance to ensure that appropriate results are achieved.

Identifies areas for service improvement, guideline and policy development.

Makes a corporate contribution to the nursing, clinical practice development and strategic decision making within the CSU and as a member of the wider Trust senior nursing team.

Identify areas of clinical risk and take preventive action including incident investigation, staff and patient feedback and promotion of clinical audit.

Act as a named lead investigator for serious untoward incidents and never events.

Takes the lead role in ensuring effective patient and public involvement and engagement within the CSU and fostering a close working relationship for current services and future service provision to ensure full user involvement and access.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience as a senior nurse.
  • Demonstrable evidence of specialist knowledge of the professional leadership and management of nurses/allied health professionals (pertaining to the area of clinical practice)
  • Evidence of on-going and relevant personal and professional development in the last 2 years.
  • Demonstrable experience managing clinical services and of leading improvements in clinical settings, patient care and experience across multiple specialities.
  • Knowledge and experience of human resources management, communicating complex and contentious information to individuals and large groups
  • Experience of managing budgets and financial resources, including the associated processes such as budget setting, financial planning and making proposals for service developments across multiple ar


Skills & behaviours

Essential

  • Evidence of on-going and relevant personal and professional training
  • In depth knowledge of the clinical governance agenda including clinical risk and safety
  • Specialist knowledge of nursing or allied health professionals professional issues and care and service delivery
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of and continuing acceptance of the need for financial governance and probity
  • Takes on board the need to achieve financial balance and to operate within available resources when making day to day decisions, being prepared to take all necessary actions
  • Clearly communicates the need to achieve financial targets and to operate within budget throughout their area of responsibility, ensuring consistent messages are given and ownership encouraged
  • Establishes and maintains appropriate mechanisms within their area to allow compr
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