National Clinical Director - Renal Services

NHS England Specialised Commissioning

The closing date is 27 June 2022

Job summary

Specialised services support people with a range of rare and complex conditions. They often involve treatments provided to patients with rare cancers, genetic disorders or complex medical or surgical conditions.

We are now seeking applications from clinical professionals who are keen and ready to take on national leadership roles in Specialised Commissioning.

Most importantly, we are seeking individuals from a broad range of clinical disciplines and backgrounds, who can bring fresh thinking and innovative ideas, informed by recent experience of clinical delivery in NHS Specialised healthcare.

View the supporting documents for further information about the recruitment process, remuneration and eligibility criteria for this role.

The role description, terms of reference for the clinical reference group and an overview of the new CRG structure can be downloaded on this page.

When submitting your application you will be asked to provide evidence against the five criteria set out in the person specification below. For each question please provide a single, detailed example rather than a high level overview of multiple examples.

Main duties of the job

The role of the National Clinical Director (NCD) is to provide specialist clinical advice and leadership for NHS England and NHS Improvement in these respects:

· clinical advice and leadership to drive transformation of services for patients;

· clinical advice and leadership to support the commissioning of services; and

· clinical advice to support development of policy and parliamentary accountability.

The role holder will

· work with programme senior responsible owners where appropriate and other stakeholders to develop and deliver the programme’s ambitions improving the quality and value of healthcare services and ensuring programmes are clinically focused and credible.

· provide clinical leadership, advice and insight to support and promote integrated care which is based on the needs of particular population groups.

The role is offered on programmed activity basis (or equivalent for non medical clinicians), to be agreed with between the team and successful candidate for a period of up to three years with an annual review of progress. 

About us

NHS England and NHS Improvement came together on 1 April 2019 as a new single organisation. The NHS Long Term Plan focuses on delivering integrated care to patients at the local level and we can best support the NHS to deliver this as a single integrated organisation.

Our new operating model represents a strong shift to regional delivery supported by expert corporate teams. Local health systems are supported by our integrated regional teams who play a major leadership role in the geographies they manage.

We are jointly committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role of the National Clinical Director (NCD) is to provide specialist clinical advice and leadership for NHS England and NHS Improvement in these respects:

· clinical advice and leadership to drive transformation of services for patients;

· clinical advice and leadership to support the commissioning of services; and

· clinical advice to support development of policy and parliamentary accountability.

See the attached role description for further details.

Person Specification

Leadership

Essential

  • Using a recent example, please describe your leadership experience, specifically in relation to clinical management and/or professional leadership

Transformation

Essential

  • Please provide one or two detailed examples of how you have applied your clinical management skills to deliver service-level quality improvement and transformation, with specific attention to reducing health inequalities and/or improving diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Credibility

Essential

  • Our national clinical leaders need to provide visible and credible leadership in specific service areas. Please provide evidence, through one or two detailed examples, that demonstrates your credibility within your own service area (e.g. a high-profile piece work you have been involved with, and steps you took to ensure it had credibility in the wider health system?)

Collaboration

Essential

  • Please describe one or two detailed examples that best demonstrate your experience of collaborative leadership (for example, leading across organisational and/or professional boundaries)

Stakeholder engagement

Essential

  • Please provide one or two detailed examples of where you have represented your organisation or profession by working with patient groups, key community, political or industry stakeholders on a high profile or contentious change issue

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).

Employer details

Employer name

NHS England Specialised Commissioning

Address

Skipton House

London

SE1 6LH


Employer's website

https://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/spec-services/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Date posted

30 May 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£28,000 a year Reimbursement direct to employing organisation

Contract

Honorary

Duration

3 years

Working pattern

Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

M0034-22-5270

Job locations

Skipton House

London

SE1 6LH


Nhs England

Quarry Hill

Leeds

LS2 7UE


Supporting documents

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