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Lead for Quality and Innovation - RRP

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Full Time
Are you a visionary leader ready to drive quality and innovation, with a focus on reducing restrictive practices?

Join our forward-thinking team and lead the charge in implementing transformative solutions. We seek candidates with demonstrable knowledge of the Equality and Human Rights Act and have experience in the delivery of clinical developments.

Shortlisting planned for: 23 July 2024

Interview planned for week commencing 5 August 2024

Main duties of the job

Applicants will be expected to deliver the below:
  • To provide strategic clinical leadership and innovation using the most up to date and evidence based theory and practice with a specific focus on innovative strategies to improve clinical practice and improve community physical health practices.
  • To support the Trust in the delivery of clinical quality improvement and innovation in relation to the key organisational priorities of the organisation.
  • To provide leadership for the Trust for Reducing Restrictive Practices objectives
  • To deliver key outcomes on this portfolio to the Quality Account and executive team.
  • To contribute to quality improvement meetings or large-scale quality improvement programmes across the Trust
  • To offer expert clinical advice for service users, carers, staff and other professionals
  • To demonstrate advanced competence in highly complex decision making, assessment and the management of clinical needs within community and in-patient Services across the Trust.
  • To work in partnership with service users, carers and other practitioners to ensure effectiveness of outcomes

  • About us

    Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

    We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

    At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

    Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

  • To work as lead for quality and innovationacross the Trust
  • To formulate, implement and evaluate interventions which support the clinical pathway for patients and service users in the Trust.
  • To enhance service user experience by monitoring and developing service user feedback and engagement at ward and team level and across the Trust
  • Lead on the development and evaluate policies protocols for advancing practice in the Trust
  • To demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills within a defined area of expertise
  • To critically appraise, evaluate and apply knowledge of theoretical frameworks and research evidence within a specialist area of practice
  • To liaise and develop partnerships with other services / agencies as required
  • Evaluate practice through audit of service and practice standards, developing and managing strategies that address any shortfalls.
  • Ensure the development and delivery of relevant training programmes, including the development of co produced programmes, for both staff and patient, reflect service need and development.
  • Ensure supervision and reflective practiced standards are adhered to and address shortfalls where necessary.
  • Ensure the PACE process is robust, ensuring systems are in place to address to ensure practitioners have the skills and capabilities to deliver high standards of care.
  • To provide verbal or written reports as requested by the Quality Account, the Perfect Care Leads meeting , Divisional leads and Commissioners
  • To identify areas for service development in the area of Reducing Restrictive practices
  • To ensure and support the ward based clinical leads in monitoring, auditing and developing clinical practice in line with the Trust Quality Improvement Plan and service development requirements.
  • To adhere to Trust Policies reporting to the Divisions senior management teams any failures in adherence to Trust Policy
  • To contribute to the development of Trust Policies and Guidelines
  • To maintain the high standards in clinical expertise that this role requires
  • To maintain, monitor and present data relating to the restrictive practices
  • To be consistent and active in evaluating the effectiveness of the role
  • Ensure the development and promotion / clinical research in the Trust
  • Participate in clinical research as necessary whilst ensuring adherence to ethical practice
  • To participate in service meetings
  • To offer and participate in regular systematic supervision
  • Establish priorities and organise workload to ensure effective use of time
  • Ensure systematic records of treatment and progress are kept, and that written reports are provided for relevant returns
  • Produce full evaluation of service and its impact on an annual basis
  • Support Nurse Consultant and Divisional Senior Leadership Team in Secure Care Division in delivering required objectives and developing the strategy including involvement in clinical governance at a senior level.

  • Person Specification



    • Professional Registration eg. Registered Nurse
    • Educated to Masters degree level or equivalent/or working towards
    • Minimum of 3 years experience in clinical practice at a senior level
    • Evidence of post registration study / continuing professional development at masters level or equivalent

    Knowledge / Experience


    • A demonstrated understanding of Equality and Human Rights
    • The post holder would be expected to have extensive abilities in delivering innovation and quality in clinical practice in a range of specialties, demonstrating leadership skills, change management expertise and the delivery of clinical developments that have tangible results for patients
    • Will have experience of promoting clinical effectiveness & standards setting via audit & governance frameworks.
    • Will also be able to demonstrate training and teaching expertise in applied settings.
    • Will be service user focused with a track record that includes examples of clinical practice that have required collaborative interdisciplinary work to improve adult services
    • Ability to exercise a high degree of personal and professional autonomy and critical judgement.
    • Will require an in-depth knowledge of clinical care with significant evidence of post-registration development activity.
    • Must be able to demonstrate a commitment to service user involvement.
    • Be able to work autonomously in a self-motivating style.
    • Will possess excellent leadership and communication skills
    • Will have the ability to reflect on experience & generate a learning culture.
    • Ability to undertake research and record of scholarship.
    • Computer literate with a working knowledge of standard formats including spreadsheets and data management.
    • Ability to disseminate in a professional manner to a range of professionals at regional and national level as evidenced by presentations at conference and/or publications in peer reviewed journals.
    • Highly effective interpersonal skills and will be a recognisable role model for staff and patients.
    • Articulate and effective communicator.


    • Experience of innovation in quality improvement



    • Continuous Imrovement
    • Accountability
    • Respectfulness
    • Enthusiasm
    • Support
    • Responsive to Service Users
    • Engaging leadership style
    • Strong customer service belief
    • Transparency and honesty
    • Discreet

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


    Maghull Health Park


    L31 1HW

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