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

Associate Director of Nursing & Quality Assurance

Job Reference: 095-SWA264

NHS Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (formerly known as NHS Swale CCG)
Nursing & Quality
Kent & Medway

Thank you for accessing details about this post. Please note, only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview.

Due to the high volume of applications for some posts, we reserve the right to close posts early if we receive a sufficient volume of applications. If you wish to apply for this role, it is recommended that you do so promptly. You are advised to regularly check your emails (including any junk mail/spam folders) for correspondence related to this post, including assessment or interview invitations and any other type of correspondence relating to your application. If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment process on this occasion.

All shortlisted candidates will be required to attend face to face interviews or a Microsoft Teams call - Telephone calls will not be considered.

Travel expenses to attend interview will need to be met by applicants.

NHS Kent & Medway CCG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice, pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.

Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group are seeking to recruit a highly motivated Registered Health Professional with a current registration. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of an evolving Quality Assurance, Improvement and Patient Safety team, working across the Kent and Medway Integrated Care System (ICS).

This senior member of the nursing and quality team will be responsible for the development and operation of quality assurance frameworks and will ensure that there are systems are in place to support early warning and escalation of quality concerns across all commissioned providers including primary care.

An important part of the role will be to manage the delivery of the quality improvement function, ensuring that best practice, learning and innovation is shared across providers, systems and more widely and is used to inform commissioning decisions.

The post holder will provide strategic oversight for the teams delivering Quality Assurance and Improvement functions within the directorate, including patient safety; and will manage the implementation of the NHS Patient Safety Strategy.

To enable the system transformation that the CCG are leading we are looking for an individual who has the skills to build and nurture relationships within and between organisations and across systems.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting new role please contact Becky Collins ( 07885233132





We work with staff to agree objectives through regular supervision, annual appraisal, and access to training opportunities. We also endeavour to help staff achieve a healthy balance between work and home life by offering flexible working.

Similarly, we are committed to equal opportunities and diversity. In order to reflect the diversity of our population, we positively encourage applications from all areas of the community regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation. If you would like this information in an alternative format or in a different language please contact the HR department on 03000 424902.

All new starters with the CCG will be subject to a probationary period which is dependent on the length of contract. The probationary period works alongside the induction process to help create a positive and supportive working environment allowing new starters to learn the key elements of the role within a reasonable & realistic timescale.

Please note: Employees may be expected to work across a wider geographical footprint in the future to meet the needs of the organisation as appropriate’

For further information on the CCG, please visit our website.

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