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Band 7 Senior Clinical Quality Officer (Mental Health)

Job Reference: 313-A-21-101933-SG

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
360 Assurance
Nottingham/ Rotherham
£38,890 - £44,503

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Band 7 Senior Clinical Quality Officer (Mental Health)

360 Assurance is hosted by Leicestershire Partnership Trust but operates as a consortium under a management board. 360 Assurance delivers high quality internal audit, assurance and consultancy work to a large number of NHS organisations.

We are looking for a dynamic, versatile and self-motivated mental health practitioner (nurse, AHP or social worker) to join our internal audit and independent assurance team, in the role of Senior Clinical Quality Officer.

The role will see you using your clinical knowledge and experience in a different way to influence patient care – primarily by providing independent assurance and advice to clients about their clinical systems and processes, leading to quality improvement and ultimately better patient outcomes. Applicants with enthusiasm, drive and a willingness to challenge a changing NHS environment are invited to apply or contact us for a further discussion.

To compliment the skill sets of our existing team members we are looking for someone with significant experience in mental health settings who has a good working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and the management of restrictive interventions (seclusion, restraint, rapid tranquilisation etc) where these are necessary. Experience of applying the Mental Capacity Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards would also be of benefit.

At 360 Assurance we believe in the NHS and strive to enhance value within the NHS by supporting our clients to achieve their objectives and patient outcomes through improvement of their systems of governance, risk management and control.

We do this by providing a range of high-quality professional services, covering all of the essential assurance requirements of our clients.

You will regularly liaise with Executives and senior managers from NHS organisations as part of your role, as well as present information to small groups, so good communication skills are essential.

In this role you will develop an advanced understanding and set of skills in relation to governance, risk management and control (which will be invaluable in your future career progression), so a basic level of knowledge and experience of application is useful.

You will need a solid foundation of skills in analysis, report writing and visual presentation of information and we will expect you to develop these skills to a high level.

Experience of systematic quality improvement and/or rigorous audit and assurance processes is beneficial, although training will be provided.

In addition to the full Job Description and Person Specification we have attached a Summary Job Description to give a brief overview of the main elements of the job.

We asked our staff to identify the best thing about their job. The most common responses were: variety, interesting, flexible, adding value, support, independence, influence.

We encourage applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. We recognise that people with different life experiences bring perspectives which enhance our work.

There are a number of criteria listed on the person specification as ‘essential’ which we recognise may not have naturally been part of your experience to date. We have highlighted these in yellow on the person specification. If you are unable to fully evidence these criteria but meet the other essential criteria please still apply - If you were successful at interview we may offer you the post at a Band 6 level for 12-18 months whilst we provide you with the training and opportunities to demonstrate these attributes. Once you have been able to evidence completion and the ability to undertake audit reviews independently you will move to the Band 7 position.

You need the ability and determination to learn new skills quickly but will be rewarded with flexible working arrangements, a supportive team, significant training and development and generous NHS terms and conditions. Every day is different and variety is one of the aspects people find most rewarding about their jobs at 360 Assurance.

The post holder can be nominally based at our offices in either Nottingham or Rotherham but travel will be expected across the client base to undertake reviews and therefore a driving licence and car availability are essential. This post will require a DBS check. Should you wish to discuss this post please contact Elaine Dower (Assistant Director – Specialist Assurance: Clinical Quality) on 07342 081522.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients. Some roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you in the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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