National Clinical Director - Infectious Diseases

NHS England Specialised Commissioning

The closing date is 08 December 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 seeking applications from clinical professionals who are keen and ready to take on an important national leadership role as National Clinical Director for Infectious Diseases.

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.

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.

The successful candidate will be offered 2 PAs per week with remuneration direct to the successful candidate's employer.

Applicants will need to have secured agreement from their host employer before applying for the role. Applicants should be a clinical professional working in England and should ordinarily work for an NHS trust or a university.

This advert may close early if sufficient applications are received.

Main duties of the job

The role of the National Clinical Director (NCD) is to provide specialist clinical advice and leadership for NHS England across the high profile Infectious Diseases (ID) programme.

The role holder will lead the ID Clinical Reference Group and work alongside the Specialised Commissioning Senior Management Team and other stakeholders to deliver an ambitious agenda to improve the quality and value of ID services while ensuring that the programme is clinically focused.

The role holder will be a transformational leader with the profile and credibility to effectively lead the development of ID services to ensure that they are highly effective, robust and sustainable. This will include developing national minimum standards by overseeing the production of commissioning policies and service specifications and shaping the vision and strategy for the transformation of ID services in England to ensure that they are fit for the future.

The role holder will work alongside other infectious disease clinical experts to provide clinical advice and expertise to national policy makers, and national and local commissioning teams including supporting the development of policy and parliamentary accountability.

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.

Date posted

09 November 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

M0034-22-7389

Job locations

Wellington House

133-155 Waterloo Rd

London

SE1 8UG


Nhs England

Quarry Hill

Leeds

LS2 7UE


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.

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

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)

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?)

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

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
Person Specification

Leadership

Essential

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

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)

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?)

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

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).

Additional information

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

Wellington House

133-155 Waterloo Rd

London

SE1 8UG


Employer's website

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

Employer details

Employer name

NHS England Specialised Commissioning

Address

Wellington House

133-155 Waterloo Rd

London

SE1 8UG


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Date posted

09 November 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

M0034-22-7389

Job locations

Wellington House

133-155 Waterloo Rd

London

SE1 8UG


Nhs England

Quarry Hill

Leeds

LS2 7UE


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