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Director of Allied Health Professionals

Employer
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Worcester
Salary
£99,891 to £114,949 a year
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 9
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new post as Director of Allied Health Professionals at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

This strategic post will be the professional lead for all AHP's within the organisation. They will be a key member of the Trusts Chief Nursing Officers Senior Leadership Team and also the Nursing, Midwifery and AHP Board.

The Post-holder will be pivotal in identifying AHP workforce transformative potential,supporting innovation and new ways of working to meet current and future needs of our patients. Will be responsible for providing an advanced level of strategic thinking to the AHP services and wider Trust, being able to convert concepts into plans and communicate these effectively to a wide range of audiences.

Liberating the potential and demonstrating the value of AHPs will be a key priority.

The Director of AHPs will be part of the decision-making body ensuring Trust decisions areinclusive of AHPs views.

Main duties of the job

Design and then deliver our AHP Professional Excellence programme which includes

delivery of the Trusts enabling strategies and key work streams to improve AHPs:

Shared decision making

Leadership

Professional development

Wellbeing

Safety

Quality

Implementing the Research Strategy and enabling innovation

Improvement by directing key inter-professional improvement programmes of work to

include (but not exclusive):

Dementia improvement

Nutrition and hydration

Care of people with mental health issues in Acute Care

Act as the Chief AHP Information Officer (CAHPIO)

Represent AHPs within the Trust and the wider healthcare community

Be an accessible leader to AHPs

Improving Diversity and Inclusive Recruitment:

As part of the Trust's aim to improve diversity across the Trust, positive action is being taken and all applications for this post from BAME, Disabled and LGBT+ candidates can request to be considered under an expanded Guaranteed Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum criteria as specified in the person specification for this role.

Applicants will be prompted in the application form to declare if they wish to be considered under this expanded Guaranteed Interview Scheme, and their response would be visible to the Shortlisting Panel.

If you have any queries about expanded Guaranteed Interview Scheme, please contact Rob Saunders (HR Manager - Recruitment) in confidence via email robert.saunders1@nhs.net

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is over 7,000 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Chief Nursing Officer, as an experienced AHP the

Director of AHPs provides professional leadership and strategic direction aligned to the Trusts

Strategic Objectives.

The Director of AHPs is a key member of the Trusts Chief Nursing Officers Senior

Leadership Team and also the Nursing, Midwifery and AHP Board. Representing

AHPs at this level, providing strategic direction to the professions and the wider Trust

acting as a role model, a point of contact and / or advice and expertise on professional

issues relating to AHPs and demonstrating the compassionate leadership we aspire to and

the values of the organisation.

Through living the trusts values the Director of AHPs will support the delivery of the Trusts purpose which is to improve the health wellbeing and experience of the people we service by delivering outstanding care every day.

The Post-holder will be pivotal in identifying AHP workforce transformative potential,

supporting innovation and new ways of working to meet current and future needs of our

patients. Will be responsible for providing an advanced level of strategic thinking to the

AHP services and wider Trust, being able to convert concepts into plans and communicate

these effectively to a wide range of audiences.

Liberating the potential and demonstrating the value of AHPs will be a key priority.

The Director of AHPs will be part of the decision-making body ensuring Trust decisions are

inclusive of AHPs views.

The Director of AHPs is responsible for establishing and maintaining strong and effective

partnerships and stakeholder relationships across local, regional and national networks.

The post holder will play a system partner leadership role in the ICS AHP Council and

Faculty as one of three, very senior AHP NHS leaders in Worecestershire and will be pivotal to developments in a systems approach.

Working in a highly collaborative way, resulting in significant organisational efficiencies and the bringing together of professions at all levels including links with regional and national professional bodies, influencing national policy , responding to national professional issues, implementing and firmly embedding new professional development initiatives relevant to individual professions and to the collective staff group as a whole.

The Director of AHPs will work closely with the integrated care system to develop and establish seamless pathways (improvement without borders) to optimise people to be able to continue to live well with dementia and other complex conditions and ensure these people continue to live with maximum independence in our community.

The Director of AHPs will lead the development of integrated whole system discharge planning to maximise opportunities through co-design, introduction of new care models and the empowerment of service users and carers.

The Director of AHPs will assume the role of Chief AHP Information Officer (CAHPIO) and support the implementation of our digital systems including the electronic patient record.

Key result areas:

Design and then deliver our AHP Professional Excellence programme which includes

delivery of the Trusts enabling strategies and key work streams to improve AHPs:

Shared decision making

Leadership

Professional development

Wellbeing

Safety

Quality

Implementing the Research Strategy and enabling innovation

Improvement by directing key inter-professional improvement programmes of work to

include (but not exclusive):

Dementia improvement

Nutrition and hydration

Care of people with mental health issues in Acute Care

Act as the Chief AHP Information Officer (CAHPIO)

Represent AHPs within the Trust and the wider healthcare community

Be an accessible leader to AHPs

The post holder will participate in the Strategic on call rota.

Key duties encompass Clinical, Strategic Development, Professional leadership and practice standards, Quality, Safety Research and Service Improvement, Financial Management and Personal and Professional Development. All of these domains are described in further detail in the Job Description.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrate leadership and clinical experience at senior level in a complex Healthcare organisation
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of a wide range of approaches to the patients management, demonstrated by advanced clinical reasoning.
  • Demonstrable track record gained in senior leadership roles within a large and complex Healthcare organisation
  • Evidence of National and Regional level work
  • Delivery of large scale change programmes
  • Experience of writing research protocols and analysis of clinical research data.
  • Ability to prepare reports, analyse highly complex data for Boards, Committees, and Management groups.
  • Track record of delivering against set objectives and achieving organisational targets, under tight timescales
  • Experience of working with service users
  • Experience of representing, developing and leading teams and services and subsequent systems, processes and reporting structures
  • Knowledge of clinical governance, risk management and associated control mechanisms.
  • Knowledge of the changing nature of Allied Health workforce.
  • Knowledge of the educational framework for both undergraduate and postgraduate
  • Understands the commissioning and funding of education
  • Experience of NHS management outside of AHP services


Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Allied Health Care Professional.
  • Masters Degree qualification.
  • Professional knowledge acquired through a higher degree, supplemented by specialist training to doctorate or equivalent
  • Post graduate training and research related to specialist area
  • Management or leadership qualification or relevant experience.
  • Significant post registration experience including demonstrable experience at senior level


Improving Diversity and Inclusive Recruitment

Essential

  • As part of the Trust's aim to improve diversity across the Trust, positive action is being taken and all applications for this post from BAME, Disabled and LGBT+ candidates can request to be considered under an expanded Guaranteed Interview Scheme if they meet the minimum criteria as specified in the person specification for this role. Please declare here if you wish to be considered under this expanded Guaranteed Interview Scheme and this response would be visible to the Shortlisting Panel.


Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Charles Hastings Way

Worcester

Worcestershire

WR5 1DD

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C9365-24-0477

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