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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/11/2020.

Locality Clinical Governance Lead

Job Reference: 351-CS1566-KE

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Lingmell House, Chorley
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire and Sefton area. The Trust was first established in 2002 and employs approximately 7,000 staff who provide care from more than 400 sites

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, home/remote working, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

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The organisation is undergoing real transformational change on a journey of improvement, continuing a focus on CQC governance and regulatory compliance along with implementing refreshed governance arrangements.

These new roles within the newly established locality networks provide an opportunity for experienced clinical governance managers to be an integral senior professional lead, providing expertise in the field of quality and clinical governance. You will be a team member of the Trust’s Clinical Governance Department within the Director of Compliance and Improvement and will report regularly and liaise with the Associate Director of Governance. Aligned to one of the five localities, you will be required to work across sites, providing support and guidance to clinicians and managers in all aspects of quality, patient safety and governance. As the new locality networks are embedded, you will be responsible for the day to day management of the locality governance framework and ensuring commitment to managing risk in a coordinated and systematic way, delivering the locality and Trust wide governance agenda.

You will be able to promote your skills and experience in supporting and nurturing staff to deliver the highest quality of care and embrace the challenge that the role provides. Experience of working collaboratively with senior clinicians and managers with a proven ability to deliver on non-negotiable deadlines is essential. You will be a positive influencer with a strong commitment to work as a team with the other Locality Governance Managers and the senior locality management teams. You will actively share learning and deliver against the wide and varied requirements of the post.

The role involves contributing to and leading on the preparation of formal reports on all aspects of quality, safety and governance, proficient in analysing and presenting complex and sensitive data.

A provisional interview date for this post is Wednesday 23rd December.

For more information contact Julie-Ann Bowden

Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be measured against this document. Applications from job share partners are welcome and other forms of flexible working will be considered for all posts.

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Lancashire & South Cumbria is committed to celebrating difference as an asset and we know that recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds helps to create a more flexible, creative and effective workforce. We welcome applications from people regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion or belief or sexual orientation. If there is anything you’d like to discuss in relation to your application then please ask.

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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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