Divisional Director of Nursing and Therapies
We are currently supporting a large NHS organisation in the appointment of a Divisional Director of Nursing and Therapies on an interim basis whilst they recruit for the role permanently.
- The Divisional Director of Nursing and Therapies for the Learning Disability Division will be responsible for the day-to-day service delivery of high quality services including delivery of safety standards, patient and service user experience, and co-ordination of services within the Learning Disability Division;
- Ensure the effective provision of high quality, safe services across Trust-wide services within the Divisional Portfolio against agreed service level agreements, quality indicators and activity and finance targets;
- Working in partnership with the Divisional Leadership Team, the Divisional Director of Nursing and Therapies is accountable for the delivery of clinical quality standards, patient safety, the overall patient and service user experience in the Division, providing professional leadership and advice and support for the Division to ensure there is consistency of practice and high standards of care with a strong patient safety focus;
- The post holder must have a clinical focus and be highly visible within all the Nursing and Therapy clinical areas across the Division;
- The post holder will ensure that clinical governance and performance processes are embedded in clinical service delivery and that patient safety and experience is used to determine priorities for local service improvement;
- High level budget management to ensure the Division operates within its financial envelope;
- Line management responsibility of clinical leaders, including clinical leads of nursing and therapy services within the Division ensuring the delivery of high quality, safe and effective services, against agreed contractual requirements, national standards and quality frameworks, meeting the Trust’s transformational change agenda and QIPP programme frameworks.
- Qualified Registered Professional Qualification relevant to Divisional Service Portfolio;
- Extensive recent experience of working in Learning Disability health services in a variety of community or hospital settings;
- Evidence of providing strategic leadership and direction for clinical staff, taking into account national and local economic, political, and demographic changes;
- Excellent leadership and communication skills, including effective negotiating and influencing styles.