South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
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This is an exciting opportunity to join the Clinical Team within the role of Clinical Lead as we expand the team. We are recruiting two Clinical Leads one for each of the following areas:
- Cornwall & Isles of Scilly
Each Clinical Lead will become the high-profile clinical leader within their assigned area. They will be the clinical 'face of SWASFT' to local (County level) ambulance colleagues, commissioners and service providers, representing the Paramedic Directorate at key local meetings. They will be the primary point of contact for all local clinical care queries, providing a vital link between SWASFT, Integrated Care Systems (ICS) and service providers. A close working relationship with the Head of Operations, as the local operational clinical 'face of SWASFT', is vital to drive forward clinical care across the area.
The Clinical Lead will be embedded within the county. They will work closely with local managers, leaders and patient safety teams, being responsible for driving forward clinical practice across their assigned area. They will work within their local health system to promote the delivery of the right care, in the right place, at the right time, by the most appropriate clinician.
Main duties of the job
- Developing and optimising the number of hospital and community pathways available to ambulance clinicians.
- Provide effective clinical leadership to their geographical area.
- Work closely with local operations to drive forward the provision of effective clinical care within their geographical area.
- Provide effective leadership and develop the care of any clinical topics that they are asked to lead on.
- Work collaboratively with central teams to improve the local performance of Ambulance Clinical Quality Indicators.
- Support the Infection Prevention and Control Team to ensure good IPC principles are maintained.
- Work closely with the local Patient Safety and Quality teams to ensure that safe patient care is delivered and learning is taken forward.
At South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) we have a culture where everyone is valued for being themselves. Our aim is to work together to promote the most inclusive environment possible, which attracts people from the widest range of backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work that we do together, for the benefit of all of our employees, our patients and the communities we serve. We offer flexible working opportunities, inclusive policies and a range of feedback mechanisms to support individuals and to enable a positive, welcoming environment where our people and their careers can thrive in.
We employ over 5,000 employees mainly clinical, operational and emergency response staff as well as supporting roles. We also employ Doctors and volunteers which include community first responders and fire co-responders.
We take all the steps needed to provide the most compassionate patient care possible whilst also providing an enjoyable and safe place to work. We actively promote a positive set of behaviours as being key to our performance both individually and collectively. Our recruitment, selection and screening processes are designed to uphold these standards and we invite all our candidates to actively share with us through these processes how they will bring these behaviours to life.
To view the Trust's Mission, Vision, Values and Goals clickhere
For further information about this role please see attached the job description and person specification attached.
PLEASE NOTE: Internal candidates are asked to seek approval from their current SWASFT line manager prior to applying for this secondment opportunity.
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