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Clinical Quality Lead

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

The Clinical Quality Lead will work as an integral part of the Chief Nurse and Allied Health Professions Team across all Inpatient and Community Team areas providing leadership and clinical expertise to support assurance there are robust and effective systems in place for monitoring, reviewing and sustaining the quality and safety of all Trust clinical services.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that within their role Trust Clinical Strategy ambitions and Seven Safety Programmes are central as they champion best practice standards. Central to the role will be implementing actions to clearly defined audit standards, gaining assurance, promoting Quality Improvement methodology and innovation. Role modelling and driving high standards of patient experience that meet the Care Quality Commission Fundamentals of clinical care will be a core part of this role along with regulatory compliance.

Main duties of the job

They will work to a consistently high standard by role modelling professional, positive and supportive interactions with staff and patients at all times. The scope of role will include working alongside staff across the Trust in implementing and supporting agreed audits, tests of change and patient safety initiatives with aquality improvementapproach. The Care Quality CommissionNursing Fundamentalswill also be a central element to this role as these standards of clinical practice are embedded in all work across the Trust.

Working closely and collaboratively with clinical services to address quality of clinical care using soft and hard intelligence to assess this will be an essential aspect of the role. Identifying risks, ensuring services have mitigations in place and their implementation is monitored effectively. They will also provide professional support, reflective practice opportunities and expertise to the Risk Team and work collaboratively with the Trust Patient Safety Lead.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

We are committed to developing a culture of coproduction, involving patients, families & carers in everything we do

Our values

We not only recruit based on qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess & demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. These include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile making time for people challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health conditions, neurodiversity or learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This post is an exciting opportunity to join the Senior Nursing and Allied Health Professions Leadership Team, driving high quality clinical care across all mental health and learning disability services in the Trust.

Please refer to the full Job Description and Person specification attached to this advert which will provide further information on this role.

Person Specification



  • Experience of collaborative working across multiple organisational and agency boundaries to achieve demonstrable outcomes and improvements in the quality of care/patient experience.
  • Significant experience of working in the NHS (or equivalent) including working in all care settings (community and inpatient) within depth understanding of the background to and aims of current healthcare policy
  • In depth understanding and knowledge in the Care Quality Commissions standards Key Lines of Enquiry and the Nursing Fundamentals.
  • Excellent skills in overseeing and managing budgets, cost pressures, cost improvement plans and achieving maximum cost efficiency for the Trust



  • Professional RMN qualification, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker with demonstrated post registration professional development and appropriate experience.
  • Degree, or equivalent experience with masters degree or equivalent higher level demonstration of competency.
  • Post registered Qualification and/or evidence of continued professional development.


  • Professional Nurse Advocate qualification

Knowledge & Skills


  • Contemporary knowledge of policy and practice relating to mental health policy, guidance and national ambitions.
  • Extensive knowledge of clinical quality, risk management, complaints management and statutory requirements.
  • Understanding current professional nursing and Allied Health Professionals policy and MDT agenda
  • Astute and capable ability to place the long-term health, social care and well-being needs of patient first
  • Ability to prepare and produce concise yet insightful communications for dissemination across the Trust.
  • Ability to recognise concerns in clinical practice, others judgement and decision making, with follow up a clear understanding of their responsibilities, actions and decisiveness

Physical Skills


  • Ability to be mobile across a geographical area when prioritising clinical visits, meetings and events attendance.

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


Wonford House

Dryden Road




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