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Head of Nursing & Allied Health Professionals – Community MH

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£67,064 to £77,274 a year Per annum
Closing date
31 Jan 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you thrive on new challenges? Fancy the idea of leading Mental Health Nursing & AHP's? Want to influence service transformation?

We are looking for you to join our new senior leadership and management team. This new role will be pivotal in leading Cornwall's Community Mental Health Services significant transformational change program and help create new opportunities for our Nursing & AHP workforce, that give the people of Cornwall the best mental health care. This is a genuinely exciting opportunity to create a new position within our service structure. All we need you to be is wholeheartedly committed to your profession, be able to strive for quality and have a focus on advancing our workforce to enhance the patient care.

We would value all your professional experiences in both clinical and operational settings to work with us in remodelling our services. We need you to be forward thinking, creative and brave in developing a culture of quality and leadership within our services. Working across Community Mental Health Service you will support the complete transformation of the CMHT's, work with Operational Managers and Community Mental Health Matrons to expand our Perinatal Mental Health Services, Early Intention in Psychosis Service and ensure that our nursing & AHP staff have the best experience in delivering high quality patient focused care across all our other existing Community Mental Health Services.

Main duties of the job

  • will take the lead on quality, safety, and patient experience across inpatient and crisis services within the division
  • be responsible for the leadership of the non-medical clinical workforce, through the provision of support and guidance that will ensure our patients and staff are safe, cared for and listened to within a culture that promotes safety and openness.
  • will lead on the development and delivery of both clinical and professional standards in line with the agreed performance objectives, targets, quality standards, resource controls and constraints.
  • importantly this role takes a championing role in patient and family experience. This role will have a portfolio that reflects this as delegated by the Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals.
  • will have responsibility for actively leading the delivery of the Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Vision within community-based services. To enable them to execute this responsibility, the post holder is expected to provide proactive and visible leadership. Leadership will span four key areas: service leadership, people and personal leadership, quality leadership and collaborative leadership.
  • All senior leaders are expected to work as part of a cohesive team and, when necessary, to take lead responsibility for corporate issues outside their immediate sphere of responsibility to achieve the corporate objectives of the Trust

About us

Interviews to be held on 20th February 2023 at Venton Conference Centre in Summercourt.

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Healthcare Professional either NMC or HCPC registration
  • Mentor qualification
  • Masters Degree or currently studying towards
  • Post registration courses / equivalent level of experience
  • Leadership programme
  • Management qualification
Skills and Aptitude Essential
  • Evidence of experience within operational management in an acute hospital setting in a senior Nurse/Midwife/AHP role
  • Clinically credible role model in the specialty environment through demonstrable leadership skill and experience
  • Experience of developing non-medical clinical business and workforce plans in line with future service requirements
  • Organisational skills - able to deliver objectives within an agreed timeframe
Knowledge and abilities Essential
  • Effective decision-making skills in challenging environments
  • Ability to work well within a team.
  • Able to motivate and develop teams
  • Ability to delegate
  • Committed to patient centred care.
  • Problem solving skills
  • Information and technology literate
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Positive, can do attitude. Good problem solver. Proactive approach
  • Demonstrate and role model the five Trust Values
  • Able to prioritise in challenging situations and lead / direct care
  • Have a flexible approach to working

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