Divisional Director of Nursing and Governance
The Divisional Director of Nursing & Governance works in partnership with the Divisional Medical Director and Divisional Director of Operations. The three roles have operational accountability for the workforce, service delivery, clinical quality and safety and financial control, and the implementation of the corporate objectives and Trust’s strategy. Together as a team, the post holder will be responsible for defining divisional objectives to meet corporate goals, and ensuring that quality standards are met and performance addressed where this is not the case.
The Divisional Director of Nursing & Governance is specifically accountable for the delivery and performance of the nursing/midwifery/therapy services provided within the Clinical Divisions, including non-medical/clinical professions, and ensuring compliance with standards of care and treatment meet the requirements of Care Quality Commission standards. The Divisional Director of Nursing & Governance also has lead responsibility for governance in the division. This includes Infection Control, Health & Safety, risk management and the management of serious incidents and complaints, ensuring that action plans are completed and that the division learns from such events.
The Divisional Director of Nursing & Governance is a member of the Nursing Board, working with the Chief Nurse to develop and implement the Trust wide standards to improve the care and experience for our patients. In addition, the Divisional Director of Nursing will take the lead on a Nursing/ Midwifery/ AHP function to be determined by the Chief Nurse. The Divisional Director of Nursing & Governance is also expected to undertake corporate roles as required by the Chief Executive, Chief Nurse, Divisional Medical Director and Divisional Director of Operations.
To be professionally accountable for the quality and safety of the delivery service within the division, and for maintaining professional standards and adherence to the NMC Code of Conduct (and professional codes as required)
To provide advice to managers to ensure professional standards are maintained through the operational line management arrangements.
Ensure that Heads of Nursing, therapists and Matrons use tools and techniques to optimise use of resources against patient dependency/acuity models effectively, making sure that establishments meet patients’ needs to promote the best possible clinical and performance outcome, leading on action where the output of these activities indicates that change is required.
To monitor standards of care, intervening and taking corrective action where necessary.
To ensure all corporate nursing initiatives are implemented within the division.
To provide professional leadership and advice to the Heads of Nursing and Heads of Therapies.
Develop a strategy for advanced nurse practitioner/physicians assistant development within the directorate.
To inform the Divisional Medical Director and Divisional Director of Operations of any significant issues placing patients safety at risk.
To contribute to the development and implementation of the Division’s operational and strategic plans.
To actively contribute to the performance management of the division with the Divisional Medical Director, and the Divisional Director of Operations ensuring delivery of all agreed outputs for the Division.
To contribute to decision making at a corporate level within the organisation, through High quality care for every patient, every day membership of the Divisional Management Board and Patient Committees.