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Assistant Director of Quality Governance

Sellick Partnership are actively recruiting on behalf of an established NHS organisation, for an Assistant Director of Quality Governance who will be an expert source of knowledge and provide effective strategic leadership. They will ensure that there are systems and processes in place which provide robust assurance to the Board on the quality of the Trust's clinical services. This will include ensuring that there is an effective framework for the escalation and management of risk from Ward to Board and compliance with all regulations and best practice set by external agencies and national bodies including but not limited to CQC, NICE, Department of Health, NPSA, NHS England.

The Assistant Director of Quality Governance will be an expert in risk management ensuring that the Trust has a comprehensive risk management framework to continually monitor and improve the quality of care and services provided. And act as a Deputy for the Director of Governance and Corporate Affairs,

Day to day duties of the Assistant Director of Quality Governance include:

  • Attendance at meetings of the Board of Directors and other high level meetings and committees.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring of appropriate strategies and policies for the Foundation Trust.
  • Responsible for the development of the annual Quality Account and Quality Report in conjunction with the Trust Secretary.
  • Responsible for establishing strong, effective and motivated teams of staff who provide professional leadership, and effective delivery
  • Following review and interpretation, advise the Board of Directors of new national guidance and/or legislation relating to the Foundation Trust and, within the scope of responsibility of this post, identify local implementation strategies for the Trust.
  • Receive reports and act on external sources of information regarding the quality of Foundation Trust services.
  • Ensure Monitor's requirements in relation to clinical quality management, as set out in the Quality Governance Framework, are met.
  • Ensure that processes and systems are in place across the organisation to maintain the Foundation Trust's CQC registration, including variations to registration which reflect the changing regulated activities and locations of the Foundation Trust.
  • Responsible for assurance processes that ensure the Foundation Trust is meeting its statutory and regulatory responsibilities. This includes the Health and Safety Executive, CQC, National Reporting and Learning Service, reporting to external bodies as appropriate.
  • Ensure appropriate CQC compliance monitoring programmes and processes in place across the clinical divisions and corporate services to be able to evidence registration, and ensure awareness of and readiness for external inspection and registration validation.
  • Provide supportive leadership and maintain effective communication between the Divisions, corporate departments and external agencies to ensure common understanding of the Quality Governance agenda.
  • Provide leadership in relation to all external assessments of the Trust's NHS services (e.g. CQC visits, Health and Safety Executive, NHSLA assessments etc) and ensure recommendations from these are acted upon by the Foundation Trust.
  • Ensure there are systems in place to co-ordinate the monitoring and follow-up of recommendations from internal and external audits.
  • Ensure risk management, clinical effectiveness, assurance and quality improvement concepts become embedded in Foundation Trust's decision making, planning and performance management processes.
  • Ensure there are organisation-wide management arrangements and infrastructure for the effective receipt, dissemination and resulting evidenced action to alerts and safety bulletins received via the Department of Health Central Alerting System (CAS) and other national safety alerts and notices.

Knowledge must include:

  • Demonstrable understanding of the NHS quality improvement, regulatory and compliance frameworks.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the Trust's objectives and priorities and the ability to work across operational boundaries
  • Specialist knowledge of clinical audit and effectiveness or NICE guidance in the NHS.

Key skills include:

  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills and the ability to manage conflict
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
  • Effective people management and strong leadership skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills using a systematic thorough and logical approach

If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for the Assistant Director of Quality Governance role, please apply now, or contact Stephanie Tasker at Sellick Partnership.

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