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Head of Healthcare

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 8a Head of Healthcare at HMP Whitemoor

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) is pleased to announce an opportunity to apply for the position of Head of Healthcare at HMP Whitemoor. This is a high secure prison housing up to 458 men, situated near the market town of March, Cambridgeshire with ample free parking on site.

We are looking for an experienced senior manager with an innovative and enthusiastic approach to service improvement and development. You will be a registered nurse (or hold an equivalent healthcare qualification) or be an experienced manager with robust operational experience.

Ideally you will have experience in a secured setting, although this is not essential. You will provide day to day management and leadership to an established clinical team and have oversight of multi-agency working with a wide range of stakeholders.

The successful candidate will join the Cambridgeshire senior team which includes HMP Littlehey and HMP Peterborough as well as the wider Secured Services Directorate. You will report directly to the Head of Specialist and Secured Service Cambridgeshire and be accountable to the Assistant Director of Specialist and Secured Services.

Main duties of the job

The Head of Healthcare at HMP Whitemoor will oversee all aspects of the healthcare service including the primary care, substance misuse and mental health teams, GP provision and subcontracted services comprising of optical, physio, podiatry, psychosocial and pharmacy

About us

NHFT is an award winning Trust recognised as an outstanding provider of health care with consistently exceptional levels of staff satisfaction. We believe in making a difference for you with you, by striving for continual innovation and a collective vision of outstanding, compassionate care. If you hold our PRIDE values of People first, respect and compassion, improving lives, dedication and equality, then The NHFT family would welcome your interest.

Job description Job responsibilities

Key responsibilities include:
  • Ensuring the highest standards of healthcare are maintained through robust quality assurance measures and performance monitoring.
  • Ensuring safe staffing, competencies and skills mix meet the requirements of the service and the Trust
  • Produce detailed reports regarding the performance of the service and actions to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Liaison with stakeholders through effective communication
  • Engagement with patients to benchmark outcomes and evaluate patient experience
  • Develop, implement and monitor care pathways that ensure highest quality care
  • Appraisal and supervision of staff
  • Monitor and manage risk, taking proactive action to mitigate through local and directorate risk registers
  • Participate in the wider NHFT Specialist and Secured Services Governance framework and contribute to strategic planning

Person Specification Qualification / Experience Essential
  • Registered nurse (or hold an equivalent healthcare qualification) or be an experienced manager with robust operational experience.
  • Leadership qualification / experience
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Experience of meeting performance and budgetary targets
  • Experience of change management/improvement
Competencies Essential
  • Be able to communicate with a wide range of people, using a variety of skills, including the ability to utilise effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Be person centered and trauma focused, working collaboratively with key partner organisations, clinicians, and other practitioners within the multi-disciplinary team
  • Attend relevant meetings and give formal presentations when required.

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