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Director of Clinical Services

Reference

PRI23607

Location

Priory High Wycombe, 309 Cressex Road High Wycombe HP12 4QF

Priory Group Division

Healthcare

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£45,000 per annum

Hours

37.5 hrs p/wk

Job Advert - Division Information

Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

Job Advert Location Description

Priory High Wycombe Hospital will be opening as a newly refurbished 12 bed independent hospital, providing specialist inpatient treatment for Children and Adolescent with Mental Health and  Learning Disability in Spring 2018. Conveniently, located close to M40 J4, the new service will specialise in the management and treatment of a wide range of mental health conditions.

The hospital will provide a specialist Low Secure environment for young people aged 13-18 years and will consist of a 7 day, 24 hour service fully supported by a Senior Management Team and multi-disciplinary specialist clinicians on site and a school.

Job Advert Role Description

Job Purpose

Reporting into the Hospital Director, the Director of Clinical Services (DoCS) forms part of the hospital Senior Management Team and is wholly responsible for the clinical services operation (nursing and therapy) within the hospital. The post holder will ensure the highest level of patient care is provided to all patients.

Responsibilities

  • The DoCS play a key part in developing and delivering the hospital strategy, providing operational and clinical leadership to the team.
  • Ensures delivery of the highest level of clinical and therapeutic care together with ensuring compliance with statutory regulations and current legislation, meeting quality standards and delivering against quality performance indicators.
  • Provides leadership, organisation and co-ordination to ensure effective clinical governance.
  • Responsible for the implementation of effective clinical interventions and ensures that treatment is designed to enhance the operation and quality of clinical services and is aligned to best practice.
  • Manages the delivery of the clinical services business plan ensuring the effective and efficient management and control of staffing, budgets, materials and equipment.
  • Promotes an effective working relationship across the multidisciplinary teams.
  • Responsible for ensuring that Ward Managers are using the eRostering system effectively and are rostering at least 12 weeks in advance.
  • Accountable for ensuring timely completion and implementation of action plans in respect of regulatory and corporate requirements.
  • To ensure relevant staffs work within the standards and frameworks of professional codes of conduct and to take remedial action as appropriate.
  • Reviews staffing on a daily basis, ensuring compliance against the staffing ladders and reviews trends, under or over staffing and puts in place actions to remedy.
  • Responsible for ensuring the staffing models are adhered to in the clinical services team, maintaining safe staffing levels.
  • Manages and develops a highly skilled and motivated workforce.
  • Responsible for ensuring that sound recruitment processes and retention plans are in place to drive down turnover and raise engagement.
  • Links with local universities and HEI’s to build a pipeline of Nurses and Therapists into the hospital including, where appropriate, to carry out seminars / lectures and recruitment campaigns to raise the profile of the hospital.
  • Ensures that all employees have the opportunities to further develop their careers and encourages and supports CPD applications.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all colleagues receive clinical supervision in accordance with professional guidelines and carries out management supervision as appropriate.
  • Ensures clinical services comply with statutory regulations and current legislation meets quality standards and deliver against key performance indicators.
  • Ensure site objectives are being met and encouraging a high quality of service.
  • As part of the Senior Management team will carry out on-call duties as directed by the Hospital Director
  • Contributes to the development of Priory policies, procedures, processes and initiatives.

Knowledge / Education / Skills

  • A registered nurse
  • A recognised post-registration qualification together with full membership / accreditation of a relevant professional institution and evidence of continuous professional development.
  • A detailed understanding of statutory regulations is essential.
  • Passionate about providing high quality care and continuous improvement
  • Demonstrated leadership and decision making skills essential.
  • Forward thinking, proactive and creative
  • The ability to deal with multiple issues simultaneously in a highly dynamic environment.
  • High levels of integrity and boundaried.

Experience

  • Experience of working at a supervisory or managerial level within a mental health environment; minimum 2 years working as a Ward Manager or equivalent.
  • Experience of managing a clinical budget.
  • Strong background within leadership and people management.
  • Experience of leading, implementing and reviewing quality initiatives in a related environment.
  • Strong track record of innovation.

Division DBS info

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.

Disclosure

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.