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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/11/2020.

Head of Service Clinical

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-494-20

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Leeds Sexual Health & Community Gynaecology
£45,753 to £51,668 pa (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

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Are you an experienced sexual health or gynaecology nurse? Are you a born leader? Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity? Well look no further it’s here – Leeds Sexual Health and Community Gynaecology are looking for a Clinical Head of Service to work in partnership with their Operational Head of Service where you will take responsibility for leading on the quality and safety of clinical care.

The services are constantly striving to provide the best, most up-to-date evidence based care for patients. You will work closely with other clinical, medical and operational leads, along with key stakeholders within other care settings. The post holder will provide clinical leadership and direction to the service supporting the integration and transformation of service delivery.

You will be responsible for developing new and innovative clinical practices within the services and developing pathways across primary care and medicines management. You should be able to respond to emerging knowledge and system changes by interpreting and implementing national and local drivers.

You should be a forward thinking, innovative and enthusiastic clinician who shares our passion for and has extensive experience and knowledge of sexual health and/or gynaecology. We are looking for someone with a positive approach and a can-do attitude that is able to support and manage change. You should be able to work on your own initiative, with the ability to multi-task and manage a demanding workload. You will be required to demonstrate excellent leadership and management skills gained in a band 7 similar role.

The services operate from a number of sites across Leeds and you will be expected to travel to the different sites when required. The nature of the role makes it essential that applicants are able to travel independently and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

Experience required for this role:

- leading and managing change
- ability to demonstrate personal resilience
- significant experience at Band 7 level with highly developed clinical/therapeutic expertise
- ability to motivate, develop and hold others to account
- previously worked in an integrated sexual health service or gynaecology service
- post registration qualifications in contraception and STIs and/or gynaecology
- understanding of current issues in the local and national gynaecology, sexual and
reproductive health arena
- good communication and interpersonal skills
- highly motivated and able to show initiative
- experience and knowledge of safeguarding practice and procedures
- mentoring, assessing and/or teaching skills and experience
- experience of audit
- ability to demonstrate highly developed clinical/therapeutic expertise alongside an ability to motivate, develop and hold others to account.

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If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

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.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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