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Divisional Director of Nursing & Quality

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£79,592 to £91,787 a year Per annum
Closing date
24 Mar 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time
We are delighted to advertise for four new Divisional Directors of Nursing & Quality to support our place-based restructure; our response to the development of place based 'systems of care' aligned with our Sussex ICS strategy.

Working in one of our four new divisions (either in West Sussex, East Sussex, Brighton & Hove or in our Specialist Service division), alongside the Managing Director and Clinical Director, you will be accountable for Quality (Safety, Effectiveness and Experience), driving a programme of improvement for Quality and Professional Standards.

You will ensure that high quality care is consistent with NMC and CQC fundamental standards, and safeguarding principles, in line with the organisations vision and values, and strategic objectives.

You will work with others to ensuring that ongoing transformation of services results in highly effective and efficient care pathways, using digital enablers that are fit for the future.

You will take a facilitative and empowering leadership approach, and will experience the same in return. You will nurture creativity through Quality Improvement methodology and leading others to being open to doing things differently to enable improvement to patient, carer and staff experience.

You will lead on working with the division's leadership team to ensure that risks are well managed and reported clearly and that quality planning, control and improvement programmes are fit for purpose and assuring good governance.

Main duties of the job

The Divisional Director of Nursing and Quality (DDoNQ) will drive the programme of improvement for Quality and Professional Standards across the Division ensuring that the delivery of high-quality care is consistent with NMC and CQC fundamental standards, safeguarding principles, Trust Values and the Trust and Division Strategic Objectives

The DDoNQ will have accountability for the quality of care across the Division and will work within agreed objectives, quality standards and resource, in line with local & national plans.

The DDoNQ will have accountability for nursing practice across the Division, ensuring that the nursing voice has authority and that the nursing strategy is delivered live in practice.

About us

This is an excellent time to be joining Sussex Partnership Trust. These new roles enable us to place a renewed focus on ensuring that the new nursing strategy is delivered live in practice, that we find new ways to address the recruitment and retention challenge, and that we do this alongside the professional strategies of our psychology, social work and AHP colleagues.

We are in the process of transitioning to the new Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF), are reviewing our response to patient and carer feedback. Your high clinical standards will influence how we operate in the best interest of our staff, patients and carers; enabling learning and ongoing service development on a continual cycle.

A clear programme of development support will be offered to enable further career progression.

Job description Job responsibilities

Key result areas for the Divisional Director of Nursing and Quality role include:

  • Strategic Professional Leadership and Practice standards
    • Lead a team of nurses and other health professionals to ensure quality planning, control and improvement are delivered across the Division and communicated appropriately through the organisation's governance meeting structure.
    • Service Transformation
      • Working closley with the Managing Director and Clinical Director to drive the necessary service transformations.
    • Quality Assurance
      • Working closely with the clinical services on all matters pertaining to quality governance, using data to support effective practice changes maximising digital solutions
    • Professional and Senior Leadership Responsibilities
      • Development of clear plans on career pathways for nursing, ensure nurses are happy in their work and through this, stabilise recruitment and retention
    • Nursing Workforce Development
      • Lead workforce planning for the Nursing Directorate based on the identification of the nursing contribution within care pathways. This includes identification of skills gaps, creation of new posts and extension of roles.

Please note, we will be conducting face to face interviews for this position on Friday the 31st of March.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Educated to master's level or equivalent in a health-related field
  • Evidence of significant relevant professional development
  • Registered nurse (NMC)
  • Proven ability to perform at strategic and senior management level
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience at a senior nursing level leading mental health and learning disability nursing practice and quality
  • Professional regulatory experience - NMC
  • Quality regulatory experience - CQC
  • Nursing workforce, inc. recruitment and retention
  • Safer staffing
  • Clinical Governance
  • Leading and managing change through co-production
  • Analysing highly complex information and developing practical and workable solutions to address them at pace.
  • Experience of thinking and planning long term strategy
  • Being able to prioritise programmes of work in the face of competing demands.
  • Experience of managing and delivering to deadlines and within resources.
  • Experience of achievement in negotiating and influencing others.
  • Writing papers for sub committees
  • Strong record of multiprofessional collaborator internally and externally

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