West Kent HCP Medical Director
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
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The key purpose of this HCP based role will be to act as the clinical lead for primary care in West Kent. They will support and coordinate: primary care input into the HCP clinical strategy, West Kent Primary Care Networks (PCNs), and the development of Integrated Neighbourhood Teams.
We are looking for a dynamic individual (or job share) who can dedicate 4 sessions a week to supporting the development and stability of primary care in West Kent. The successful person will have extensive experience and knowledge of both primary care in West Kent and the West Kent HCP and wider Kent & Medway Integrated Care System (ICS) aims and objectives.
In line with the Fuller Review recommendations, the West Kent HCP has identified the development of PCNs into locally based Integrated Neighbourhood Teams as its' top priority in 2023/2024. This work recognises the considerable demand pressures being experienced in primary care, but also the urgent need to jointly make best use of our community-based resources to support local people.
We are looking for an authentic leader who can interact with the full range of stakeholders in the HCP but maintain a sharp focus on communicating and representing the key concerns and interests of primary care in West Kent. The post holder will need to work closely with the West Kent PCN Clinical Directors, lead ICB representatives from primary care and the WKHCP Director and her team.
Main duties of the job
The key purpose of the West Kent Health & Care Partnership (WKHCP) Medical Director (Primary Care) will be to act as the clinical lead for primary care in West Kent. They will support and coordinate: primary care input into the WKHCP clinical strategy, West Kent PCNs, and the development of Integrated Neighbourhood Teams. This role will foster improvements in primary care across West Kent and work with the Kent & Medway Integrated Care Board (ICB) CMO team to secure sustainability of primary care across Kent & Medway. Specifically, the role will include but not exhaustive:
- Linking with the ICB Chief Medical Officer and the ICB Deputy CMO for Primary Care for developing a clinical strategy for primary care.
- Provide medical input and leadership of service transformation, improvement and redesign programmes in line with longer term system and WKHCP priorities.
- Act as a representative of the WKHCP with the PCNs and practices.
- Create an environment where clinical innovation is encouraged and implemented in the interests of patients, our workforce and local people.
- Champion quality improvement methodologies and standards of clinical practice that ensures patients always receive the best possible high quality safe service.
- Develop and maintain professional networks within the local area, wider Kent and Medway system and further afield as appropriate.
- Provide strong visible clinical leadership which fosters a culture of collaboration regardless of organisational boundaries
Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.
The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 500,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.
The Trusts core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury.
We employ over 6,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospitals.
25 May 2023
Hospital medical and dental staff
Doctor - other
Depending on experience Sessional rate £332 (subject to annual review)
- Provide clinical leadership on the development of the WKHCP Primary Care (GP and POD) Strategy working in conjunction with partners in the WKHCP and the Deputy CMO for Primary Care.
- Coordinate and support the development of WK PCNs and the associated development of integrated neighbourhood teams and other developments to support neighbourhood deliver and address inequalities in West Kent Lead communications and delivery of the GP Pharmacy, Optometry and Dentistry Development Plans for the WKHCP.
- Clinical oversight and direction concerning new and existing local enhanced services (i.e. gold standard clinical recommendations).
- Identifying and supporting initiatives that promote the effective utilisation of clinical resources across the WKHCP.
- The postholder will also provide WKHCP clinical input into ICB activities concerning: medicines optimisation, policy development, estates, digital and quality and safety.
- o Models respect and a compassionate and inclusive leadership style with a demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion in respect of boards, patients and staff o Creates and lives the values of openness and transparency embodied by the principles-of-public-life and in Our People Promise
- Full UK drivers licence
- oBe practising as a GP in a practice in receipt of a GMS, PMS or APMS contract within the WKHCP area oDemonstrate skill, knowledge and experience of working in a system leadership role, at a senior management level equivalent to a Director or Board member oIn depth knowledge of health, care, local government landscape and/ or the voluntary sector oDemonstrable experience of working in a system leadership role at the most senior level (ideally equivalent to board level experience), with associated knowledge and skill to command the respect of other system leaders across Kent and Medway oA capacity to thrive in a complex and politically charged environment of change and uncertainty oExperience of leading change at the most senior level to bring together disparate stakeholder interests oTrack record of delivering transformational change oBe competent, confident and wiling to give unbiased strategic clinical view
- oAn understanding of different sectors, groups, networks and the needs of diverse populations oExceptional communication skills and comfortable presenting in a variety of contexts oHighly developed interpersonal and influencing skills, able to lead in a creative environment which enables people to thrive and collaborate oExperience working collaboratively across agency and professional boundaries oAbility to form trusted relationships with GP colleagues, demonstrating an understanding of the issues they face and what is important to them. oHave the confidence of other clinical colleagues, demonstrating a wider understanding at a neighbourhood, locality and system level of the issues they face and potential alternative viewpoints
- oAn awareness and appreciation of social justice and how it might apply within an ICS oRecord of promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in leadership roles oLife experience and personal motivation that will add valuable personal insights
- oProblem solving skills and the ability to identify issues and areas of risk, leading stakeholders to effective resolutions and decisions oBe able to take a balanced view of the clinical and management agenda and draw on their specialist skills to add value oBe capable of understanding and analysing complex issues, drawing on the breadth of data that needs to inform ICB deliberations and decision making, and as part of this ensuring that it is used ethically to balance competing priorities
- Full UK drivers licence
- An understanding of good corporate governance oAbility to remain neutral to provide independent and unbiased leadership in ICB decision making, with the highest level of personal integrity oExperience contributing effectively in complex professional meetings at a senior level
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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
For questions about the job, contact:
The West Kent HCP SRO / MTW CEO
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