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Quality & Governance Lead - Learning Disabilities

Employer
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Salary
GBP 50,952.00 - 57,349.00 per year
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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Job summary

Full Time - 37.5 Hours Per Week

We are looking to recruit aQuality and Governance Lead Band 8A to support the Learning Disability (LD CareGroup). This role is a senior leadership role which provides a crucialinterface aimed at supporting the care group to develop and maintain robustgovernance frameworks and processes, high quality reporting. The role relies onexemplary communication skills and professionalism which enable the service tomeet all organisational, regulatory and commissioning responsibilities. Itsupports clinical excellence, patient safety and leading on quality improvementmethodology to deliver assurance to all key stakeholders and partners ofimproved clinical performance, quality and safety.

The post holder will workacross all LD care group services, with an in-patient bed base and complexcommunity service components alongside clinical and operational colleagues andsenior managers to deliver a safe and effective service.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will drive the continuous improvementof our clinical services by appraising audit data and outcomes with a focus onmeaningful change. Analysing incidents& complaints with a focus on learning. Developing & embedding quality improvementplans. Listening to our patients and key service users to inform the way wecare. Produce monthly, quarterly, and annual reports that highlight successesand opportunities for improvement and development. Engage with the senior leadership team toinform management of risk and opportunities. Ensure services are aligned withregulatory expectation and patient safety initiatives. Manage a contemporaneousrisk register with a focus on risk reduction. Inform and develop local &national policy Provide advice, guidance and subject matter expertise ongovernance processes to all those involved in the leadership of clinical care.

All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to befully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients.

We are aware that an increasing number of applicants areusing AI technology to generate responses on NHS Job application forms. Over relianceon AI-generated content in application forms is strongly discouraged and wewill conduct a thorough screening process before selecting candidates toprogress to the next stage. If you are using AI to enhance your application,please disclose this in your NHS Jobs application form.

About us

Weare a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental healthand learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale,Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and arethe lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission isto help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do thisby providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employstaff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make adifference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourageand welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we valuediversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Beinga foundation Trust means were accountable to ourmembers, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people(including staff) are members of our Trust.

Joinus and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improvingthe mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet andhelp each year.

Weare committedto safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people andvulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share thiscommitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY

The post holder will work as part of a shared leadership team, known as a TRIO, working alongside the clinical lead and service manager to achieve clinical excellence, patient safety and regulatory assurance; leading, innovating and managing the development of improved clinical governance, performance and quality improvement both within the service line, Care Group and where appropriate Trustwide.

KEY RESULT AREAS:

  • Lead the development of a culture of high quality care that both meets the needs of the service users and provides assurance across all services, ensuring that quality and governance is owned by all staff.
  • Establish robust and effective clinical governance frameworks at Care Group level to ensure risk registers, incidents and serious incidents, quality standards and regulatory reqiurements are reviewed, updated and necessary improvement action is taken as required.
  • Establish and maintain an effective communication network both within the Care Group and with key stakeholders across the Trust.
  • Lead and motivate staff to ensure a high standard of professionalism, efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of high quality care, fostering a culture of continuous quality improvement.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of Trusts policies and procedures to ensure governance issues are fully represented in policy and assist staff to interpret policy into practice.
  • Contribute to the overall financial management of the Trust, utilising influence to ensure services are delivered efficiently, effectively and represent good value for money. This will include deploying financial and other resources to achieve maximum benefit for patients and applying principles of financial governance.
  • Lead the trusts commitment to patient, service user, carer and public involvement in the way services are planned, developed and provided and to incorporate this approach in a way which respects issues of equality and diversity in all aspects of work.
  • Make recommendations to the Trust on training needs as appropriate. This will include liaising with the appropriate specialist advisors in the identification of skills/knowledge gaps delivering training.
  • Where required by the Trust Lead / Clinical Lead or Deputy District Director lead aspects of human resource management, for example, performance management, appraisal, staff development, investigations and complaints where appropriate recruitment and selection and employee relations.

For full job description, please see attached supporting documents.

Job description
Job responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY

The post holder will work as part of a shared leadership team, known as a TRIO, working alongside the clinical lead and service manager to achieve clinical excellence, patient safety and regulatory assurance; leading, innovating and managing the development of improved clinical governance, performance and quality improvement both within the service line, Care Group and where appropriate Trustwide.

KEY RESULT AREAS:

  • Lead the development of a culture of high quality care that both meets the needs of the service users and provides assurance across all services, ensuring that quality and governance is owned by all staff.
  • Establish robust and effective clinical governance frameworks at Care Group level to ensure risk registers, incidents and serious incidents, quality standards and regulatory reqiurements are reviewed, updated and necessary improvement action is taken as required.
  • Establish and maintain an effective communication network both within the Care Group and with key stakeholders across the Trust.
  • Lead and motivate staff to ensure a high standard of professionalism, efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of high quality care, fostering a culture of continuous quality improvement.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of Trusts policies and procedures to ensure governance issues are fully represented in policy and assist staff to interpret policy into practice.
  • Contribute to the overall financial management of the Trust, utilising influence to ensure services are delivered efficiently, effectively and represent good value for money. This will include deploying financial and other resources to achieve maximum benefit for patients and applying principles of financial governance.
  • Lead the trusts commitment to patient, service user, carer and public involvement in the way services are planned, developed and provided and to incorporate this approach in a way which respects issues of equality and diversity in all aspects of work.
  • Make recommendations to the Trust on training needs as appropriate. This will include liaising with the appropriate specialist advisors in the identification of skills/knowledge gaps delivering training.
  • Where required by the Trust Lead / Clinical Lead or Deputy District Director lead aspects of human resource management, for example, performance management, appraisal, staff development, investigations and complaints where appropriate recruitment and selection and employee relations.

For full job description, please see attached supporting documents.

Person Specification

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, innovative, and flexible.
  • Ability to communicate complex information at all levels within the organisation and with external agencies
  • Assertive, yet approachable, open style manager.
  • Able to deal with difficult and sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy.
  • Well organised with good time management skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and facilitate work of others.
  • Adaptable to changing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly with respect to negotiation and influencing. A proven ability to influence others to achieve change
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Proactive team player
  • Tact, diplomacy and political awareness
  • Flexibility and ability to cope with a changing environment.
Training

Essential

  • Masters degree or equivalent experience at masters level
Desirable

  • Post registration clinical qualification in relevant area that has enhanced clinical practice.
  • Post registration management/leadership qualification, or willingness to undertake same
  • Post registration leadership qualification
  • Coaching qualification or willingness to undertake same
Qualifications

Essential

  • 1st level degree in health care.
  • Professional qualification, eg Nurse, Occupational therapist, Social worker.
Experience

Essential

  • Recent clinical leadership experience.
  • Evidence of developing staff.
  • Setting and monitoring of standards.
  • Ability to work as part of a large multi professional team.
  • Experience of developing and delivering projects
Physical Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to undertake the duties and demands of the post. A satisfactory sickness record over the previous 2 years (subject to the need to act with fairness and equality of opportunity, particularly where the sickness is related to a disability and/or pregnancy).
Special Knowledge/Skills

Essential

  • Detailed understanding of clinical governance within the NHS. Understand and translate national directives and agendas into appropriate local strategies and plans
  • Ability to prioritise and demonstrate effective time management and organisational skills, working autonomously.
  • The ability to analyse complex issues, identify potential solutions and reach sound judgments and decisions and deal with difficult situations that may arise
  • Committed to Continuous Professional Development of self and others.
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to collaborative partnerships between practice and regulation
  • Ability to create and produce reports, excellent presentation skills
  • Demonstrate advanced people management skills including:
  • Motivation of staff and team building
  • Development of positive interpersonal relationships
  • Negotiation
  • Decision Making
  • Leadership
  • Staff development
  • Conflict resolution and problem solving
  • Initiating and managing change
  • Creativity
  • Understanding of current NHS issues and initiatives.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Ensures that own actions support equality, diversity, rights and maintain quality
  • Pan Trust working
  • A Current driving licence and access to a car during the working day is essential (reasonable adjustments will be considered for any applicants who are unable to drive due to a disability)
  • Ability to make things FUN
Desirable

  • IT Skills - use of email, word processing, Power Point, excel, internet searching

Person Specification
Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, innovative, and flexible.
  • Ability to communicate complex information at all levels within the organisation and with external agencies
  • Assertive, yet approachable, open style manager.
  • Able to deal with difficult and sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy.
  • Well organised with good time management skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and facilitate work of others.
  • Adaptable to changing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly with respect to negotiation and influencing. A proven ability to influence others to achieve change
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Proactive team player
  • Tact, diplomacy and political awareness
  • Flexibility and ability to cope with a changing environment.
Training

Essential

  • Masters degree or equivalent experience at masters level
Desirable

  • Post registration clinical qualification in relevant area that has enhanced clinical practice.
  • Post registration management/leadership qualification, or willingness to undertake same
  • Post registration leadership qualification
  • Coaching qualification or willingness to undertake same
Qualifications

Essential

  • 1st level degree in health care.
  • Professional qualification, eg Nurse, Occupational therapist, Social worker.
Experience

Essential

  • Recent clinical leadership experience.
  • Evidence of developing staff.
  • Setting and monitoring of standards.
  • Ability to work as part of a large multi professional team.
  • Experience of developing and delivering projects
Physical Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to undertake the duties and demands of the post. A satisfactory sickness record over the previous 2 years (subject to the need to act with fairness and equality of opportunity, particularly where the sickness is related to a disability and/or pregnancy).
Special Knowledge/Skills

Essential

  • Detailed understanding of clinical governance within the NHS. Understand and translate national directives and agendas into appropriate local strategies and plans
  • Ability to prioritise and demonstrate effective time management and organisational skills, working autonomously.
  • The ability to analyse complex issues, identify potential solutions and reach sound judgments and decisions and deal with difficult situations that may arise
  • Committed to Continuous Professional Development of self and others.
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to collaborative partnerships between practice and regulation
  • Ability to create and produce reports, excellent presentation skills
  • Demonstrate advanced people management skills including:
  • Motivation of staff and team building
  • Development of positive interpersonal relationships
  • Negotiation
  • Decision Making
  • Leadership
  • Staff development
  • Conflict resolution and problem solving
  • Initiating and managing change
  • Creativity
  • Understanding of current NHS issues and initiatives.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Ensures that own actions support equality, diversity, rights and maintain quality
  • Pan Trust working
  • A Current driving licence and access to a car during the working day is essential (reasonable adjustments will be considered for any applicants who are unable to drive due to a disability)
  • Ability to make things FUN
Desirable

  • IT Skills - use of email, word processing, Power Point, excel, internet searching

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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Employer details

Employer name

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust
Address

Fieldhead Hospital

Ouchthorpe Lane

Wakefield

WF13SP

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