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Executive Director Nursing Quality and Professions

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£67,290 to £200,000 a year Per Annum
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Senior Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking an inspirational Nurse leader to join our Board of Directors and help us realise our vision: to provide outstanding mental health and learning disability services as an employer of choice.

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health and learning disability services to the population of Leeds and across the Yorkshire region and beyond. Our purpose is improving health, improving lives and we place service users and carers at the heart of our organisation.

The Executive Director of Nursing Quality and Professions is a key member of the Executive team sharing collective responsibility for improve our services; ensuring we deliver on our strategic objectives; living our values and creating a culture of inclusion for all. Our Board is a committed partner with a proven track record on influencing and leading within our local systems for the benefit of the populations we serve and all Board members are expected to play an active role in this work.

Please note the salary for this post is Negotiable depending on experience.

Main duties of the job

As the Executive Director of Nursing Quality and Professions you will provide highly visible and inspiring leadership across the Trust. You will have lead responsibility for the Professional leadership of Nurses, Allied Health Professions and Psychology Professions; including social workers the implementation of the Service User and Carer involvement strategy; Quality governance arrangements; compliance with CQC; Safeguarding and Infection Prevention and Control. You will also be responsible for Risk Management, patient safety and Serious Incident oversight and the Implementation of the PSIRF; Safer staffing, including student placement training and chaplaincy and the management of Complaints and PALS.

Success in the role will require a strong commitment to collective leadership and the ability to develop effective internal and external relationships through collaboration and system thinking.

About us
The Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) is the main provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York and some highly specialised services across the country. As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

There are many benefits of working for LYPFT including fantastic employee wellbeing support, 27 - 33 days annual leave, flexible working and remote working arrangements, the NHS Pension Scheme (LYPFT pays 20.6% into your scheme each year), coaching, support and opportunities for career development and training and education support alongside a range of exclusive discounts and payment schemes including for cars, extra leave days and more organisations such as Blue Light Card, Health Service Discounts and NHS Discount Offers.

We also have an incredible bank department, offering variety of roles in nursing, allied health professions, healthcare support worker and administration clerical. Permanent employees are automatically added to bank. Bank-only workers can choose the hours they want to work and will have the opportunity to gain additional experience, keep skills up to date, develop new ones and earn extra money without having to commit to a permanent role. For an informal discussion or more information please contact the team

Job description
Job responsibilities

The role requires an individual with considerable pace and energy as well as a visible leadership style and personal credibility. Applicants must have demonstrable evidence of achievement at a senior professional level as well as significant experience of working with NHS Regulators and inspection regimes.

The Executive Director of Nursing Quality and Professions will be responsible for providing professional advice to the Trust on matters relating to nursing, allied health professions, social workers and psychological services and will be the Executive lead for:
  • Nursing, allied health professional, social workers and psychological professions
  • Service User and Carer Involvement including PALs and complaints management
  • Safeguarding of adults and children, PREVENT and MAPPA
  • Infection prevention and control (including the role of Director of infection prevention and control)
  • Professional development and training for nursing, allied health professional and psychological staff
  • Clinical governance and clinical safety
  • Relationship with Care Quality Commission including registration, compliance with standards and organisation rating
  • Patient safety
  • Risk management
  • Investigation of Serious incidents and management of external reviews
  • Safer staffing
  • Management of formal complaints and PALS

Person Specification
  • Professional nursing qualification and registration and track record of leading and managing mental health, learning disability or autism services at a senior level.

  • Extensive senior experience in the NHS or similar complex and highly regulated environment including working with Boards.
  • Evidence of and commitment to service user and carer involvement

  • Strategic understanding and evidence of senior leadership and delivery of infection Prevention & Control, and Safeguarding
  • Strong evidence of understanding equality, diversity and inclusion with demonstrable examples of change and improvement in this area

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