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Chief Nurse & Director of Quality and People

Job Reference: 078-FC276-2

First Community Health and Care
Chief Executive Management
£89,537 to £103,860 + 5% HCAS

First Community is rated Outstanding by CQC – making us one of the top 2% of organisations providing NHS care in the country.

Join a staff-owned social enterprise committed to providing first-rate care, through our first-rate people, offering first-rate value to our local community. We provide NHS Community services offering a friendly face with highly-rated, well run services, delivered by our skilled people.

First Community is a great place to work if you want to have a career where you feel supported to develop your potential.

We offer:

- High quality training and development including clinical supervision, mentorship, preceptorship support and career development

- Flexible working enabling you to have a good work life balance

- Inclusive and friendly rated as one of the best places to work in the NHS staff survey by colleagues working for First Community

- Well led our CQC inspection highlighted the quality of our leadership and management

- Flexible Retirement options including NHS Pensions

- Employee benefits including a car salary sacrific and child care vouchers.

Please click on theadditional informationlink on the right hand side for the full candidate briefing document.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of Chief Nurse and Director of Quality and People at First Community Health and Care. This post should appeal to an executive nursing professional or aspirational executive nurse who is motivated and inspired by leading others through continuous quality improvement, organisational development and system wide working.

The Board is seeking an exceptional Chief Nurse and Director of Quality and People who can provide strategic and clinical leadership at Board level with prior experience from the NHS or healthcare sector. They should be an effective and credible system leader with a commitment to fostering collaborative partnerships having a proven track record of leading on wide scale quality improvement and integration work with the professional confidence to ensure that there is a strong clinical voice at the Board and wider system.

You will be joining First Community as it moves into a new and exciting phase in its history, transitioning from one ICS to another (Surrey Heartlands), creating new networks and relationships in order to design and deliver contemporary and integrated services for the future.

In order to support and enable this change, the post holder will have strong influencing skills and be a highly visible, compassionate and inclusive leader. Keeping the patient at the centre of everything we do is essential for this post, whilst role-modelling our organisational behaviours both within and outside of the organisation.

You will be joining a friendly, professional and clinically-led social enterprise with an outstanding reputation with regulators and system partners. The post combines a crucial requirement for strategic insight and capability, professional leadership, operational and clinical management performance and assurance and accountability and responsibility for a broad portfolio.

The post holder will be accountable for patient experience, quality and governance; HR and learning and development; medicines management; infection prevention and control, as well as holding key roles including Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Caldicott Guardian and CQC Nominated Individual.

Previous experience of working at a senior level and effective implementation of quality improvement and assurance strategies and initiatives, systems and processes is essential. In return you will be part of an outstanding organisation that is patient and quality orientated, ambitious and innovative with a strong reputation as a flexible, responsive and credible system leader with an open, learning culture. You will engage and lead staff, and work with partners, to make a profound difference to the health and wellbeing of our population and lead on improving quality and patient experience whilst providing responsive and innovative services.

Part time applications may be considered

Dates for assessment centre and formal interview:

Wednesday 20 November 2019: Formal interview panel and assessment centre

Please note that should you be shortlisted and this day is not suitable we may be able to accommodate an alternative date in exceptional circumstances.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website. Please note that this may not be applicable for all posts.

Our preferred method of contact is by email. Please check your email regularly following the closing date.

Successful candidates will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date.

Recruitment and Retention Premium

Recruitment and Retention Premium applies to the following posts:

Health Visitors, Paediatric Therapists, Podiatrists, Audiologists, Continence Nurses, Identified areas for Band 5 & 6 Staff Nurses and District Nurses.

Successful applicants within the staff groups above will receive -

  • £1000 upon commencement (payable in your first months’ salary) then;

  • £1000 after 6 months service subject to satisfactory completion of your probationary period.

    Do note that repayment clauses apply - and will be provided, as required to the relevant post holders.

    Please note, due to high volumes of applicants, certain posts may close early. We recommend candidates apply early to avoid disappointment.

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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