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Head of Clinical Effectiveness and Compliance

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The postholder will lead the two areas of clinical effectiveness and compliance across the Trust to ensure that workstreams and programmes are planned and carried out effectively and will work directly with all levels of staff and varied areas across the Trust.

The postholder will be responsible for strategic and operational management of Clinical Effectiveness and Compliance, leading and developing the teams, developing strategy, ensuring implementation and that national and local performance targets are met, and will contribute to corporate and national policies and strategy.

A 12 month secondment may also be considered. Please can candidates specify preference.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have full management responsibility for the Clinical Effectiveness and Compliance Team

The post holder will work closely with all care groups and in particular the Chief Medical Officer's team.

The post holder will be responsible for Developing, managing and leading the implementation of a coordinated approach to clinical audit, effectiveness including NICE guidance, GIRFT and mortality.

Provide and present complex and comprehensive reports to the Trust's Clinical Effectiveness and Mortality Review Oversight groups.

Produce and analyse regular reports to the Trust Board's subcommittees and sub-groups and within the Governance System, on clinical effectiveness and compliance.

Provide expert guidance on existing and new legislation pertaining to clinical effectiveness and compliance requirements.

Provide robust intelligence and triangulation which enables continuous review of clinical effectiveness and compliance

Regularly undertake and facilitate audit and clinical effectiveness projects and to develop services from research and best practice guidance.

Manage and continue to develop, and implement the policies and protocols that sit in the Clinical Effectiveness and Compliance portfolios.

Maintain the oversight of the Trust's statement of purpose in relation to the CQC, maintaining the Trust's registration.

for a full list of duties please see the job description

About us

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) is the main provider of acute and specialist care services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We serve a population of around 500,000 people - a figure that can increase significantly with

visitors during the busiest times of the year. We employ approximately 6,700 staff and have a budget of approximately �580 million.

We are a teaching hospital in partnership with the University of Exeter Medical School, University of Plymouth School of Nursing and Midwifery, and Peninsula Dental School.

The Knowledge Spa on the Royal Cornwall Hospital site is the base for medical and nursing as well as ongoing education for health professions in clinical and non-clinical roles.

Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we are continually developing our clinical services as well as our facilities and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care that can be offered locally. Allied to this is a growing reputation for research and innovation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side.

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Person Specification



  • oManagement qualification
  • oMaster's qualification in a related subject
  • oDemonstrates evidence of commitment to professional development

Experience and Knowledge/Skills


  • oExperience of relevant leadership/management roles in the health sector
  • oExperience of regulatory assurance management with the CQC and other national bodies
  • oExperience of working and influencing at a senior level and leading a team or service and developing staff and teams
  • oDemonstrable evidence of assessing safety, effectiveness and compliance, analysis and synthesis of numerous data sources including highly complex, sensitive and/or contentious information
  • oExperience of strategy development, impacting on the wider organisation
  • oExperience of effectively implementing, managing and achieving change in practice
  • oThorough and up to date knowledge of health professional theory and best practice, particularly within speciality areas and the application of this in practice
  • oExperience of effective budgetary management
  • oExperience of involvement in Clinical Governance
  • oStrong organisational skills - able to organise own workload, meet deadlines and take responsibility for actions and systems / standards across area of responsibility
  • oDemonstrate ability to interpret and analyse highly complex, sensitive and/or contentious data and adapt national and local policy from several sources into Trust standards
  • oHighly effective communication skills - able to communicate verbally and written to large groups of staff, patients and relatives including in situations of conflict
  • oAbility to initiate, undertake and facilitate audit and clinical effectiveness projects and to develop services from research and best practice guidance
  • oAbility to write management reports identifying findings, clearly documented with appropriate judgement and actions needed
  • oAbility to provide, receive and/or handle highly complex, sensitive and/or contentious information

Personal Attributes


  • oAbility to act on own initiative with evidence of high level autonomous decision making
  • oAbility to think creatively and use innovation to bring about change
  • oProlonged periods of concentration required for report writing and the analysis of highly complex, sensitive and contentious information
  • oEvidence of achieving quality/performance achievements at a team level
  • oAbility to influence by persuasion and role modelling

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust





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