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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/12/2020.

Quality Lead Nurse

Job Reference: 844-2728575

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Quality Lead Nurse - Access and Intermediate Care Division
Various Sites across the Trust, Birkenhead
£45,753 - £51,668 pa/pro rata

The values at our HEART, focus on how we all provide care to patients.

Health and wellbeing at the heart of everything we do

Exceptional person-centred care

Actively supporting each other

Responsive, professional, innovative

Trusted to deliver

Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust provides high quality community health and social services which are responsive to the needs of our local population. Services are delivered by our dedicated and innovative health professionals and supported by equally committed staff behind the scenes. We strive to continue developing and improving our services by working with and listening to our populations, partners, commissioners and staff.

Working for Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust offers you a great opportunity to be a part of a talented, passionate and committed team delivering excellent community based services throughout Wirral and surrounding areas.

Quality Lead

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified nurse to join our senior management team to drive improvements within the Access and Intermediate Care Division. We are currently looking for a full time Quality Lead Nurse to work within the team until March 2021.

Wirral Community Health and Care Foundation Trust, provide integrated Health and Social Care Services across a range of community and acute settings, including Neighbourhoods, Intermediate Care, Hospital Discharge and Integrated Gateway services.

The Trust undertakes a range of Statutory Social Care duties and functions on behalf of Wirral Council in line with the Care Act 2014 and associated legislation such as the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Duties include: Early Intervention and Prevention Services, Assessment and Support Planning, Safeguarding.

We aim to be an outstanding organisation recognised for the consistent delivery of high quality Health and Social Care, promoting independence and maximising individuals safety and experience.

Our teams provide a diverse range of community health and social care services, and are supported to continually develop innovations that are transforming the delivery of integrated community Health and Social Care services, ensuring their sustainability whilst seeing ‘quality’ as both a professional, clinical and business priority.

In response to this we have created a Quality Lead post to drive improvements in social care services, practice and performance to achieve improved outcomes for the people we serve by supporting and coordinating our quality assurance framework, our programme of audits, our learning from case reviews, our observations of practice and embedding of high professional practice standards.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with an enthusiastic, dedicated team with a focus on improving individuals care and experience.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated person to work as a key member of our with our Senior Leadership Team ensure the highest quality of professional social care practice is delivered across the Trust in line with legislation , policies , procedures and best practice.

The role will provide professional supervision to a number of Advanced Practitioners and Experienced Social Workers. Promote and develop further opportunities for integration and innovation whilst ensuring that the professional voice of the social worker is maintained.

The role is responsible for leading professional practice and quality improvements across all adult social care services. This will include embedding best practice and promoting professional accountability and autonomy within services so adults with care and support needs receive excellent services. This role will be key in developing and maintaining a quality improvement and learning framework for Adult Social Care. They will lead practice improvements in relation to professional and statutory service deliver, performance outcome measures, financial balance, quality standards and service user experience.

The successful candidate must be an excellent communicator with experience of leading professional standards and quality improvements, and be capable of producing written and analytical reports. You must have the ability to manage your own workload, have excellent organisational skills and be a confident self-directed individual. You will need to be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills when liaising with individuals and their carers, and staff both internally and externally.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lyndsey Quirk, Divisional Manager for Access and Intermediate Care, on - 0151 514 2888 – ext 3737 / 07872883678

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Closing Dates: The Trust reserves the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications are received.

Reference Information: Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid business email addresses for them. The Trust will not accept personal references from friends or family.

Salary Expectations: The Trust pays staff in line with national NHS Terms and Conditions. Relevant experience may be considered when salary offers are made.

Further Information: WCHC is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce and we welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of disability, age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, marriage/civil partnership or transgender status.

Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust is committed to discharging its statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and adults and will support staff to fulfil this duty.

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.

UK Registration

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

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