Job overview

The Leadership model of our respiratory services in the East area has been finalised and we are looking forwards to welcoming new senior and experienced people into our small and friendly teams.

We have created clinical lead and operational lead posts who will work across the teams based in Brighton and Hove and High Weald, Lewes and Havens. Working closely with the teams, these new roles will provide senior leadership and be key players in the transformation work underway across community respiratory services

We are looking for an experienced manager to be our operational lead. A clinical background and knowledge of healthcare systems would be desirable though not essential and clinical expertise will be provided by other members of the team.

The post holder will be responsible for the day-to-day management and operational leadership of the teams and experience is required in people management including sickness absence, conduct and capability, recruitment and retention, as well as experience dealing with complaints and working innovatively and flexibly to meet service demands is essential. Knowledge of managing rotas, budgets, incident reporting and equipment ordering is also essential, as are excellent communication and IT skills.

Main duties of the job

As a senior team member you will provide clinical leadership & management to the Respiratory Services demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge base and promoting excellence in practice in a dynamic healthcare environment.

You will also be responsible for the development and consistent delivery of a high-quality service and play a pivotal role in supporting a positive place for team members and their development.

As part of your role is ensuring our service users receive excellent care, you will initiate and participate in evidence-based projects and audits, to improve both immediate and future quality of patient’s care.

In this role, you need to be an excellent communicator, enthusiastic, flexible and able to work autonomously using strong clinical assessment and reasoning skills. You will also be passionate about working creatively to bring about innovative service development.

The service is committed to supporting your development and there will be an expectation that you will develop your inter-professional skills. We will offer you regular supervision as well as a wide range of formal and informal opportunities to develop your clinical practice and leadership skills.

Working for our organisation

Why work with us?

  • Positive 2022 NHS Staff Survey results
  • The Care Quality Commission (CQC) rates our quality of services as good with outstanding features
  • Stunning locations in Sussex, surrounded by the South Downs and the coast
  • A great working environment in the community, in patients’ homes and our
    community hospitals
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Real Living Wage Employer with great rates of pay
  • Flexible working options, including job sharing, annualised hours, career breaks, parental leave and adoption leave
  • Supportive team environments
  • Cost-effective and convenient workplace nurseries
  • Thriving BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Disability Confident Employer, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • Detailed job description and main responsibilities
    In this role, you will be required to lead the provision of a clinically effective, cost-efficient service and clinically lead teams of dedicated respiratory practitioners. You will also coordinate services to promote optimum health, self-management and effective liaison between agencies.

    Your leadership and management will ensure service outcomes and performance indicators are met through the guidance, direction and coordination of the team. Working together, you will ensure best practice and contribute to the development of the service in line with the Trust’s vision and values.

    You will play an active part in the team, providing direct patient care, acting as an expert practitioner and a role model to the whole team. It is essential that you can use initiative and work without direct supervision.

    For more information, please see the attached job description and person specification.

    Person specification

    Qualifications and/or professional registration
    Essential criteria

  • Extensive previous management experience
  • Evidence of relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to underpin clinical reasoning skills and ability to undertake assessment, analysis and treatment
  • Desirable criteria

  • Relevant Post Graduate modules / qualification
  • Management qualification or willingness to undertake
  • Experience
    Essential criteria

  • Minimum 3 – 5 years experience in a senior role
  • Experience of multi-professional and cross-organisational work
  • Experience of performance management including reporting against targets and risk management
  • Experience of Human Resource Management including recruitment and retention of staff, performance management and managing sickness and absence
  • Experience of project / service development
  • Experience of working in the community or a community hospital setting
  • Skills & Knowledge
    Essential criteria

  • Ability to demonstrate leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Competent computer skills and ability to utilise information and information technology
  • Relevant clinical skills ability to provide supervision
  • Ability to manage complaints and incidents at local level
  • Ability to meet a range of competing deadlines and priorities
  • Comprehensive and specialist assessment skills
  • Palliative Care knowledge Ability to maintain knowledge of relevant NHS legislation and policies and apply to practice and organise the dissemination of changes to others
  • Commitment to Continuing Professional Development
  • Evidence of innovative practice and research
  • Ability to organise and respond effectively and efficiently to complex information and situations
  • Highly developed knowledge in evidence based practice and critical appraisal skills to include the ability to evaluate current research, apply to practice and organise the dissemination of findings to others
  • Other Requirements
    Essential criteria

  • Car driver with vehicle available for work purposes
  • An understanding of the principles of equal opportunities in relation to staff and patients
  • Work flexibly in accordance with Service Delivery during operational hours of 8-8, 7 days a week
  • This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

    Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. If you have not heard from us within two weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails, including your junk folder, on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically as well; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

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