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Quality Governance Lead

Employer
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Wickford
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The post holder will head up the Trust Clinical Audit Service. They will devise quality improvement programmes and lead systematic processes for monitoring standards of care by incorporating evidence based practice, including Clinical Audits, Quality Assurance Audits and NICE guidelines.

The post holder will lead of the Trust-wide implementation of NICE guidance and quality standards. They will also lead on service improvement programmes and clinical practice improvement work across the Trust, in line with the Quality of Care Strategy. Further lead areas will include the responsibility for a range of clinical governance functions within the Nursing Quality & Clinical Governance Team to support effective quality governance, assurance and performance monitoring across the Trust including oversight of directorate risk register, BAF action plans, objectives and quality reports.

The post holder will lead key projects and service improvement programmes.

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for the line management of the Clinical Effectiveness Team
  • Initiate and implement change effectively in response to practice and/or organisational demands
  • Lead on the development and implementation of the Trust's clinical audit programme and quality assurance audits
  • Responsible for ensuring NICE guidance is analysed and that Trust's practice is measured against all relevant NICE guidelines, and action plans developed to address areas of non-compliance with this guidance.
  • Present highly complex information, analysis and communication
  • Lead on the management of specific tasks, and lead reporting and analysis across a range of specialties, functions and projects
  • Influence and motivate teams to adopt new ways of working to enhance the delivery and performance of the team. This will involve securing the co-operation of the practice and managerial teams
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with colleagues in corporate and clinical teams to deliver an effective service , and support the organisation in relation to managing statutory compliance
  • Develop and initiate new ideas to support the quality governance agenda, which will include planning and implementing new ways of working
  • The post holder will devise quality improvement programmes, and lead systematic processes for monitoring standards of care by incorporating evidence-based practice, including Clinical Audit and NICE.


About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • You will lead and facilitate a range of agreed service improvement, practice development and clinical audit and effectiveness programmes, including the quality assurance audits via Tendable.
  • You will motivate and influence teams to adopt new ways of working to enhance the delivery and performance of the team. This will involve securing the co-operation of the practice and managerial teams
  • You will initiate and implement change effectively in response to practice and/or organisational demands, ensuring that actions support continuous improvement.
  • You will lead on the development and implementation of the Trusts clinical audit and quality assurance programmes, supporting improvement, and aligning work with the Trusts Quality of Care Strategy.
  • You will develop and initiate new ideas to support the quality governance agenda, which will include planning and implementing
  • You will be responsible for ensuring NICE guidance is analysed, and that the Trust practice is measured against all relevant NICE guidelines, and actions plans developed to address areas of non-compliance with this area. This might involve conceiving and implementing new ways of working.
  • You will be responsible for the line management of the Clinical Audit Team, which will include supporting their professional development.
  • You will require excellent presentation skills to present and train on a range of new and unfamiliar concepts to Trust staff at all levels and to professionals in the wider health community, including Integrated Care Boards (ICB)
  • You will design and lead service improvement events for staff from different professions and staff groups, ensuring their fulling understanding and engagement in all service improvement processes and activities
  • You will lead on a number of projects using an evidence-based project management approach
  • You will implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs, project evaluations, and assessment of results
  • You will be responsible for the production of a variety of comprehensive reports in relation to practice development initiatives for the Executive Team, Trust Board, a variety of internal groups, and Integrated Care Boards.
  • You will present reports defining project progress, problems and solutions, including the production and management of issues logs, risk logs, and action logs
  • You will monitor and contribute to the drawing up of departmental and project budgets
  • You will establish and maintain effective relationships with colleagues in corporate and clinical teams to deliver an effective service, and support the organisation in relation to managing statutory compliance.

Communication
  • You will critically evaluate and analyse complex information, and disseminate information to staff in order to facilitate evidence-based practice
  • You will be responsible for ensuring effective communication between the team and other departments within the Trust, and facilitate communication that results in clear responsibilities being identified within the multi-professional team.
  • You will interpret and communicated highly complex, sensitive and contentious information, where there might be barrier to acceptance, and hostility to change, for example, when presenting an analysis of practice performance to clinical and / or management teams.

Professionalism
  • You will work autonomously, without direct supervisions
  • You will recognise your own personal and professional limitations, and seek advice or support when required
  • You will provide and formal and informal support and guidance to other staff, as appropriate, and be a source of expertise for practice staff to consult.
  • You will act as a mentor / coach or professional supervisor as required
  • You will develop and maintain the competencies and skills needed to practice effectively, ensuring up to date knowledge on key developments, and applying knowledge to practice in consultation with colleagues. You will undertake required continued professional development.
  • You will be accountable for your own practice and professional actions at all times.

Service Improvement Programme Management
  • You will lead on:
    • o implementation of relevant national policy/practice guidelines (e.g. NICE clinical guidelines and quality standards) and provide support to inpatient and community teams
    • o implementation of multi-professional clinical audit activities
    • o development of standardised methods of practice assessment for clinical practice
    • o Identifying where any service improvement programmes will impact upon budgets, and ensure that all work is financially sound.
  • You will challenge existing practices, ensuring progressive solutions that take account of models of best practice, and optimise the use of resources


Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Extensive experience in health, social care in a management or senior project management role requiring the use of judgement and initiative in decision-making in non-routine tasks


Desirable

  • Experience in future planning of team environment/workload


Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Post Graduate degree or equivalent or evidence of competence gained through broad comparable experience
  • Knowledge of CQC
  • Evidence of continuing personal and professional development


Desirable

  • Registered Nurse (RN) / Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN)/ / Allied Health Professional (AHP)
  • Evidence or work at a senior corporate level in a similar organisation.


Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Address

The Lodge

Wickford

SS11 7XX

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364-A-7881

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