Associate Director of Nursing

Willen Hospice

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Job summary

22.5 hours per week, worked over 3 days

Fixed term for 18 months

Circa £55,000-£60,000 per annum pro rata, dependent on experience

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for an experienced registered nurse witha wealth of leadership and management experience to lead our nursing teams for a fixed term period of 18 months.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing assurance against service delivery, including performance management, governance, budget management, professional leadership and business planningusing a range of skills. Partnership working and the ability to work at pace is key.

Your leadership will be central to fostering a culture of continuous improvement, and providing motivational guidance to our clinical teams, creating an organisational environment where every individual can contribute to their fullest potential.

Working in collaboration with the Matron, Associate Director of Quality & Governance, and the Palliative Care Consultant, you will manage a complex workload to deliver on key objectives, ensuring that key quality standards and compliance targets are met.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, in addition to strong organisational skills, are required to ensure services are delivered safely, to the highest quality and in compliance with national standards.

About us

Set in the tranquil grounds of Willen Lake, Willen Hospice is the leading provider of specialist palliative care within the Milton Keynes area. We offer 24 hour / seven days a week palliative care to people who have advanced disease, caring for people in our Inpatient Unit which accommodates 15 patients and the local community. Our person-centred care is delivered with compassion and respect for peoples wishes.We have an expanding Therapeutic & Wellbeing service offering Psychological Wellbeing, Social Care, Physiotherapy, Occupational and Complementary Therapy.

Our dedicated Business Development teams and retail portfolio of shops raise vital funds to deliver this care.

In return for your skills and experience, you can expect:-

  1. To join a supportive and caring team
  2. Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 35 days pro rata (inclusive of statutory and bank holidays)with previous continuous NHS service recognised
  3. Free onsite parking at the Hospice
  4. Employer enhanced auto-enrolment pension scheme or continued membership of the NHS pension scheme
  5. Enhanced maternity, adoption and sick pay provision
  6. Ongoing commitment to education and professional development
  7. Blue Light Card discounts (with membership)
  8. Excellent on-site subsidised catering facilities
  9. Access to Employee Assistance Programme

This appointment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, including Barred lists.

Date posted

20 June 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£55,000 to £60,000 a year Pro rata, per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

18 months

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

B0365-24-0022

Job locations

Willen Hospice

Milton Road

Willen

Milton Keynes

MK15 9AB


Job description

Job responsibilities

  1. Provide strategic, compassionate, inclusive and professional leadership, leading to the highest standards of nursing care.
  2. Act as the CQC Registered Manager for Willen Hospice.
  3. Create a culture of continuous improvement in service delivery and patient outcomes, leading service development and transformation initiatives; advocating for service re-design to enhance service user experience; championing innovation and best practices and driving the adoption of new technologies and methodologies.
  4. Efficient management of resources, including people and financial. This will include overseeing the efficient operational delivery of hospice services, budgeting, expenditure controls and nursing workforce development.
  5. Ensure patient experience is of the highest quality, including through the delivery of personalised patient care to the highest levels of safety and quality, meeting and striving to exceed national and local performance criteria and placing value on the diversity of the local community.
  6. Provide assurance to the Director of Clinical Services on nursing workforce issues, ensuring identification, assessment and appropriate management of risks.
  7. Develop strategic relationships and partnerships with relevant stakeholders to ensure collaborative working that leads to improved patient outcomes.
  8. Deputise for the Director of Clinical Services as required.
  9. Act as a role model in relation to the hospice core values and support the cultural development of the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  1. Provide strategic, compassionate, inclusive and professional leadership, leading to the highest standards of nursing care.
  2. Act as the CQC Registered Manager for Willen Hospice.
  3. Create a culture of continuous improvement in service delivery and patient outcomes, leading service development and transformation initiatives; advocating for service re-design to enhance service user experience; championing innovation and best practices and driving the adoption of new technologies and methodologies.
  4. Efficient management of resources, including people and financial. This will include overseeing the efficient operational delivery of hospice services, budgeting, expenditure controls and nursing workforce development.
  5. Ensure patient experience is of the highest quality, including through the delivery of personalised patient care to the highest levels of safety and quality, meeting and striving to exceed national and local performance criteria and placing value on the diversity of the local community.
  6. Provide assurance to the Director of Clinical Services on nursing workforce issues, ensuring identification, assessment and appropriate management of risks.
  7. Develop strategic relationships and partnerships with relevant stakeholders to ensure collaborative working that leads to improved patient outcomes.
  8. Deputise for the Director of Clinical Services as required.
  9. Act as a role model in relation to the hospice core values and support the cultural development of the organisation.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registration with the NMC.
  • Degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Master level degree or equivalent or studying to achieve.
  • Evidence of professional and personal development within the last two years.

Desirable

  • Project management qualification.
  • Masters in healthcare management/ equivalent leadership training.
  • Palliative Care qualification/experience in palliative care.

Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience (at least 5 years) at a Senior Manager level or above within a healthcare setting.
  • Considerable experience in operations and performance management in a healthcare organisation.
  • Experience of leading on service improvement and transformation within a provider.
  • Evidence/proven involvement of the successful leadership and management of significant sustainable change.
  • Evidence of ability to deliver key performance targets, whilst maintaining quality.

Desirable

  • Experience of contracting management, procedures and delivery within a provider.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registration with the NMC.
  • Degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Master level degree or equivalent or studying to achieve.
  • Evidence of professional and personal development within the last two years.

Desirable

  • Project management qualification.
  • Masters in healthcare management/ equivalent leadership training.
  • Palliative Care qualification/experience in palliative care.

Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience (at least 5 years) at a Senior Manager level or above within a healthcare setting.
  • Considerable experience in operations and performance management in a healthcare organisation.
  • Experience of leading on service improvement and transformation within a provider.
  • Evidence/proven involvement of the successful leadership and management of significant sustainable change.
  • Evidence of ability to deliver key performance targets, whilst maintaining quality.

Desirable

  • Experience of contracting management, procedures and delivery within a provider.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Willen Hospice

Address

Willen Hospice

Milton Road

Willen

Milton Keynes

MK15 9AB


Employer's website

https://www.willen-hospice.org.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Willen Hospice

Address

Willen Hospice

Milton Road

Willen

Milton Keynes

MK15 9AB


Employer's website

https://www.willen-hospice.org.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

HR Administrator

Debbie Hounslow

HRAdmin@willen-hospice.org.uk

01908663636

Date posted

20 June 2024

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£55,000 to £60,000 a year Pro rata, per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

18 months

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

B0365-24-0022

Job locations

Willen Hospice

Milton Road

Willen

Milton Keynes

MK15 9AB


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