Clinical Director – Children, Mental Health, and Learning Disabilities
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
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We are looking for an exceptional Clinical Director to play a lead role in developing our culture which encourages innovation and learning at all levels, supporting and delivering the Trust's objectives. You will provide strategic and operational leadership as part of both the Operational and Medical Leadership Teams.
We are at an exciting phase in our organisation's planned transformation, and we want you to be part of the clinical leadership team that shapes and implements our Trust's Clinical strategy and vision, in this new Clinical Director role.
This is a 2.5 days per week / 5PA position with the opportunity for the post holder to additionally hold a Clinical role within Dorset HealthCare, e.g as a Consultant Psychiatrist, Medical Consultant or GP. The successful candidate will be expected to spend some time at Trust Headquarters in Poole to support teams and services, with opportunities to work from home or other locations as required.
If you're interested in moving to Dorset for the role, we offer a generous relocation package of up to £10,000. For further details on relocation expenses please firstname.lastname@example.org
Main duties of the job
Being highly organised and collaborative, you'll work closely with the Service Director and Head of Nursing, and alongside the Deputy Medical and Nursing Directors, to clinically lead service improvement withinMental Health and Learning Disabilities and Children and Families, and as part of Trust-wide transformation.
This post is one of two key Clinical leaders who will join the Operational and Medical Leadership Team at Dorset HealthCare, having operational, management and leadership responsibilities for all Trust services, and will be responsible for:
- Quality in clinical care delivery, ensuring that regulatory and statutory standards are achieved
- Contribute to and lead the development of new care pathways within the directorate as developed and specified by the Trust or any commissioning body (for example ICS, provider collaborative, network alliance etc)
- The development of directorate strategic plans in partnership with the Service Director and in line with overall Trust strategy
- Ensuring clinical engagement, taking responsibility for clinical governance, clinical safety and risk management
- Taking a commercial and business approach to services, in partnership with the Service Director, which recognises and adapts to the needs of our service users
- Providing clinical leadership, support and advice to managers and staff
For further information, please visit: www.dorsethealthcare.nhs.uk/clinical-director-vacancies
At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.
We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.
Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.
Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.
Please see the job description and person specification for full details.
-To contribute to Medical Directorate strategic initiatives, working alongside the Deputy Medical Directors.
-To ensure that the Service directorate strategy integrates research, teaching and education and service delivery activity and that it appropriately reflects the Trusts clinical priorities.
-To promote the integration of physical, psychological and social approaches with an emphasis on recovery and reablement and the interface between acute and mental health services
-To ensure that there is an appropriate focus on training and education alongside aims for research and service delivery and that this reflects the focus on multi-disciplinary / agency approaches
-To consult widely to ensure that clinical staff within the directorate, and other stakeholders, are supportive of the strategy and contribute to its effective
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
-Contribute to the formulation of the Service directorate strategic and business plans which develop effective and accessible services to meet the agreed goals of the Trust and wider ICS programmes.
-To contribute to day-to-day operations of the Service directorate by being a key member of the leadership team, providing effective professional input and support so that business plan and contractual obligations are fulfilled and clinical risks are effectively managed and services delivered in an efficient and cost effective way.
-To contribute to effective communications within the Service directorate and across the Trust. This role will include cascading information to clinical colleagues. It will also include taking concerns to the Service Director and other directorate team members where necessary.
-To be a champion driving new service developments to promote a culture of innovation and continuous improvement based on best practice and positive service user
-To play a key role in the development and implementation of care pathways that support standardised, consistent and focused interventions and to ensure these are based on implementation of national guidelines and NICE requirements.
-To give clear and inspirational direction and support to clinical staff working within the Service directorate, ensuring they are appropriately managed, motivated and engaged in order to ensure the successful and co-ordinated delivery of directorate activities and
-To recruit, motivate, train, develop and retain appropriate Service directorate clinical staff enabling them to have the skills, expertise and discretion to function effectively in their role.
-Support operational leads in ensuring that all Operational clinical staff receive an annual appraisal and have a personal development plan and that staff receive appropriate clinical supervision.
-To work in partnership with the HR business partner to plan workforce needs for the Service directorate, liaising with appropriate departments internally such as Human Resources and professional and academic heads.
-To work with internal and external training and education leads / agencies to ensure there are robust teaching and training programmes within the directorate and that these demonstrate successful performance against metrics.
-To promote joint working with local authorities including the co-ordination and management of integrated services where appropriate.
-To work closely with primary care to deliver coherent care pathways across primary, secondary and tertiary care.
-To work in a community-orientated way, taking account of the diversity of the local community, the political context and community organisations to ensure that all possible is done to promote social inclusion for people with mental health
-To work closely with other directorates, Trust departments and external agencies on wider development projects.
-To provide a clinical perspective and leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of clinical policies and guidelines, ensuring relevant statute and professional guidance are reflected within policies and procedures and that clinical staff work within these statutory and regulatory frameworks.
-To set up and support structures within the Service directorate to ensure the dissemination of clinical information, to promote evidence-based practice.
-To support professionals to develop an organisational culture that ensures effective clinical care, stimulates innovation and change through critical appraisal, research and development and clinical supervision.
-To contribute to (and where appropriate drive) activities related to research and development, clinical audit, clinical effectiveness and clinical This role will include supporting and monitoring clinical staff activity to ensure that activity is in line with the service priorities of the Mental Health & LD, Children and Young People directorate and the Trust.
-To support the process of modernisation and innovation within the directorate, challenging current practices and processes to make the best possible use of resources and to promote a culture that is based on genuine partnership between users, carers and professional staff.
-To develop a culture of Quality Improvement within the clinicians in the Service directorate and to lead a portfolio of quality improvement projects through the clinical
-To support staff from ethnic minority groups to develop their careers and therefore to support a diverse workforce that reflects the population the Trust serves.
-To contribute to the development and implementation of the strategies for professional groups and ensure they reflect local priorities / issues.
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