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Associate Director of Nursing - Private Healthcare Provider
Senior Management post within a flagship Private Hospital
Leadership and delivery of the Nursing Strategy in conjuction with SMT
About Our Client
Our client is a leading independent provider of private healthcare offering treatment to private, medically insured and NHS patients.
- Provide leadership and direction for the Ward Managers and Specialist Nurses aligned to the organisational and hospital Nursing strategy led by the Director of Clinical Services.
- Co-ordinate and maintain the delivery of safe clinical quality and care standards in the hospital aligned to the Clinical Governance program led by the Director of Clinical Services.
- To ensure compliance with appropriate regulatory and best practice frameworks within departments.
- Collaborate with the lead managers and sisters in each area on services supporting the hospital's business plan.
- Represent relevant wards/depts. on the Hospital Management Committee
- To deputise for the Director of Clinical Services as required.
- To manage 3rd party service providers where appropriate.
- Liaise with consultants as required to enhance business development, clinical care and service feedback.
- Provide mentorship and guidance to Ward /Department Managers and senior sisters.
- To have delegated responsibility from the Registered Manager for child and adult protection and safeguarding
- Maintain professional nursing standards in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
- Co-ordinate compliance with standards in respect of all legislative requirements (CQC, SHE, DSE, Fire, COSHH, BLS, Manual Handling, Safeguarding Children, Information Security, Infection Control and Blood transfusion) across direct reports
- Together with the Director of Clinical Services develop and establish a model to ensure the effective delivery and recording of a high quality service that meets all patient care needs
- Coordinate a satisfactory Quality Improvement Programme, monitor performance against it and take corrective action where and when appropriate
- Supervise clinical governance accountability of ward Managers, Specialist Nurses.
- Monitor and drive improvements on clinical outcome indicators
- Ensure effective communication both within departments and inter-departmentally
- Manage, investigate clinical complaints and take corrective action where appropriate
- Participate in the management on call rota where appropriate.
- Drive the commercial performance of reporting services against established KPIs
- Manage and revise operational procedures to deliver relevant departmental , efficiencies and financial performance within budget
- Develop, implement and deliver an effective staff resource plan to provide cost effective labour& staff skills targets.
- Input to, monitor and manage the budgets for reporting departments
- Compile business case(s) for capital expenditure that safeguards clinical standards drives performance of clinical services and develops new services
- Build and maintain positive working relationships with existing consultants
- Ensure that new and existing consultants are compliant with expected clinical standards and work in line with policies and processes.
- Ensure strong levels of clinical staff engagement, providing consistent visible leadership, professionalism and direction
- Manage direct reports effectively
- Maximise the performance and potential of direct reports through regular performance coaching and review
- Implement and maintain effective strategies for learning and development across the clinical workforce to ensure there is an educated, skilled, competent workforce.
The Successful Applicant
- Must hold a professional clinical qualification in nursing
- General clinical experience in an acute setting
- Knowledge of NMC Codes and guidelines and their implications for practice
- Knowledge of Quality management tools
- Highly energetic, proactive, professional with a resilience and drive to succeed.
- Have a compassionate caring approach with a consistent "patient first "attitude.
- Strong organisational and planning skills, including risk management
- Results and action focused, possessing a proven track record of delivering against targets
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Able to communicate clearly with a range of people at differing levels across the hospital, deploying a range of techniques to do this effectively
- Able to energise, shape and direct a team to maximise motivation
- Able to support and develop staff to deliver business goals
- Good commercial/financial awareness, including business planning and budgeting
- Education to a degree level (preferred but not essential)
- Experience in effectively leading several clinical areas (in an acute setting)
- Knowledge of Human Resource policies, tools and techniques, including interviewing, conducting performance reviews, performance coaching and formal HR processes e.g. disciplinary
- Knowledge of the Care Standards Act and Care Quality Commission Requirements
What's on Offer
Our client is offering a basic salary of up to £65,000 plus a generous benefits package.
Clear career progression opportunities exist within the hospital and wider group.