At NEAS we are passionate about the delivery of high-quality clinical care and are committed to developing our services centered around the communities we serve. As part of our journey, we are developing new roles that increase the clinical and professional leadership of our workforce in a way that advances our professional capabilities to achieve our organisational goals.
As part of this, our new Deputy Director of Paramedicine is a key senior clinical leadership role responsible for leading the development of a culture and focus which promotes clinical excellence within the Trust, driving evidence based best practice improvements, the delivery of high-quality clinical performance and the highest standards of patient care.
Leading the work of the Clinical Directorate through exceptional role modelling and demonstration of high standard behaviours and values, we are now looking for an inspirational individual to join us in driving our vision forward.
Assessment and interviews will be held on 8th December at NEAS Trust HQ.
Main duties of the job
As Deputy Head of Profession and providing professional leadership for all registered and non-registered AHPs, the role will lead the Clinical Directorate's activities in advancing patient care and the professional agenda to achieve the organisation's clinical strategy. Ensuring the profession continues to develop will be through effective leadership of areas such as clinical supervision, the clinical leadership framework, clinical career frameworks, and the advancing practice agenda, while contributing to national clinical forums.
As a vital part of the Trust's senior team, leading the delivery a wide range of clinically focussed improvements through strong collaborative working across a range of portfolios, requires the post holder to drive clinical transformation whilst ensuring that this reflects the Trusts vision and values.
Deputising for and advising the Director of Paramedicine/AHPs when required, the Deputy Director of Paramedicine will ensure a senior clinical presence is maintained across the relevant business areas of the Trust and oversee the regional clinical leadership structures, clinical pathways, research and audit, specialist areas of clinical development, and the advancing practice agenda of the Trust (not exhaustive list).
We employ 3,500 staff in 63 locations and serve a population of 2,600,000 in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham, and Tees over 3230 square miles.
Many people think the job of the ambulance service is to collect patients and take them to hospital, but we do much more!
Paramedic skills have developed hugely in recent years, meaning we carry out more treatment at the scene and en-route to hospital.
We have a dedicated clinical assessment service that allows us to provide patients with the most appropriate care from the beginning of the patient journey.
We have a specialised branch of the Trust called HART which deal with explosions or terrorist attacks.
Ultimately patients are the heart of everything that we do to support our mission of "safe, effective and responsive care for all".
We value and respect the diversity employees bring to our workplace. We recruit a workforce that reflects the community we serve, and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. To ensure we deliver on our aims in relation to diversity and inclusion we assess ourselves against a range of frameworks. We are ENEI Gold employer, Disability Confident Leader, Dyslexia Smart Award employer, Dementia Friendly, and part of Mind Blue Light programme and the Race at Work Charter from the Princes Responsible Business Network and are achieving across all objectives in NHS Equality Delivery System.
01 November 2023
Agenda for change
£83,571 to £96,376 a year
Please only refer to the JD and person spec document attached. Please disregard all other information supplied in relation to the job spec.
Education,Qualifications and Training
- HCPC registered paramedic. ? Master's Degree in relevant field. ? Advanced professional qualification or equivalent experience at senior level. ? Recognised leadership course. ? Evidence of ongoing continuous professional development. ? Evidence of significant post registration specialist education and development professionally and managerially
- Non-Medical Prescribing. ? Post-registration qualification in Advanced/Consultant level practice. ? Formal Management training/qualification.
Key Skills, Knowledge and Aptitude
- Proven senior leadership experience in a pre-hospital care, primary care, community care, or urgent & emergency care environment. ? Demonstrable ability to teach and supervise. ? In-depth knowledge of patient pathways. ? Knowledge of the research agenda. ? Sound understanding and knowledge of the advancing practice agenda. ? To demonstrate an understanding of the NHS environment with knowledge of the current issues for Healthcare Systems. ? A knowledge and understanding of the political context, policy environment and financial regime in which a Trusts operates. ? Demonstrate an understanding of professional issues within the emergency and urgent care environment including the advancing practice agenda.? Ability to interpret data, contribute to strategy, policy and procedures, and develop performance action plans. ? Ability to translate strategic goals into effective and achievable operational plans and capable of monitoring their progress and outcomes. ? Ability to plan and organise a range of complex activities, which require the formulation and adjustment of plans or strategies. ? Knowledge of regulatory frameworks and requirements. ? Ability to motivate, develop and inspire others to achieve objectives. ? Evidence of leading innovative practice/service changes. ? Effective written and oral communication skills. ? Ability to prioritise effectively and deliver to timescales. ? High level negotiating and influencing skills. ? Highly resilient ? Excellent communication and ability to work effectively and co-operatively. ? Excellent leadership, influencing skills and demonstrates professional credibility. ? Capacity to think strategically and take a whole system approach. ? Evidence of self-awareness. ? Demonstrates an in depth understanding of own strengths and weaknesses in relation to the NHS leadership framework. ? Has knowledge of and taken a leading role in: o Ambulance Quality Indicators. o Operational performance standards. o Governance arrangements and processes. o Clinical audit. o Promoting diversity and awareness of equal opportunities and is committed to doing so.
- A tutoring role with a higher educational establishment ? Trainer in Advanced Life Support (ALS), European Paediatric Life Support (EPLS), Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) or similar
- Significant experience as a paramedic. ? Extensive post-registration experience with significant senior leadership experience in a complex environment. ? Significant post-registration experience across the 4 pillars of advancing practice. ? Autonomous practitioner offering extended skills in either the primary, urgent, emergency or critical care fields. ? Able to assess and treat a wide variety of patients and make advanced decisions and interventions. ? Demonstrable achievement in influencing colleagues to deliver targets and maintain performance. ? Demonstrable achievement in advancing and developing clinical services. ? Demonstrable ability to delegate clinical and other tasks, set objectives and monitor outcomes. ? Able to challenge across professional and organisational boundaries. ? Evidence of managing change through redesign. ? Evidence of performance reviews. ? Evidence of chairing meetings and organising committees and projects. ? Experience of teaching and supervision. ? Role modelling professional conduct, openness and inclusion. ? Encouraging innovative thinking in self and others. ? Working under pressure, demonstrating resilience, confidence and self-belief in these situations. ? Meeting tough deadlines and managing conflicting priorities. ? Working on own initiative to deliver Trust Polices and guidelines. ? Adapting leadership style and communication style to suit the situation and person(s). ? Writing concise reports. ? Problem solving on own initiative. ? Effective working without supervision. ? Effectively managing change. ? Experience of working at advanced practice level in an urgent & emergency care environment. ? Experience of working in a number of different NHS settings. ? Appreciation of activity, performance and financial issues in the Trust. ? Appreciation of wider healthcare management. ? Experience of working with statutory regulatory professional bodies e.g. HCPC. ? A proven record of building partnerships and alliances both internal and external to the organisation. ? Good awareness of and experience of leading clinical improvement, professional practice, clinical audit, research and pathways. ? Experience of managing and motivating professional teams in clinically focused ? Experience of managing and developing individuals and a team. ? Quality Improvement and Project management experience. ? Experience of developing business plans and service objectives. ? Experience and knowledge of operating in large complex services
- Experience of working at advanced practice level in an urgent & emergency care environment. ? Experience of working in a number of different NHS settings. ? Appreciation of activity, performance and financial issues in the Trust. ? Appreciation of wider healthcare management. ? Experience of working with statutory regulatory professional bodies e.g. HCPC
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see
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