Associate Director of Nursing Clinical Governance Band 8C

NHS AfC: Band 8c

Main area
Clinical Governance
NHS AfC: Band 8c
Fixed Term 9 months
37.5 hours per week
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Southmead Hospital
£56,665-£69,168 per annum
20/06/2018 23:59
Interview date

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We are recruiting to an Associate Director of Nursing for  Clinical Governance (Band 8C), which is a new 9-month Fixed Term basis to support the Clinical Governance Improvement Programme across the Trust. The role is a full-time post and will be based either in the Trust Headquarters or Beaufort House on the Southmead Hospital Site. You will need to be a registered nurse with an MSc or equivalent experience and have evidence of working at a corporate level. You will also be able to demonstrate a track record of influencing strategic decisions and have advanced skills in healthcare, governance,  safety and risk management supplemented further by evidence of continuing professional development.

This is a key role within the Project team currently being established to support the delivery of agreed actions identified within recently published GE Healthcare and Royal College of Surgeons reports about the Trust’s Clinical Governance and to embed key principles in the divisional and corporate clinical governance frameworks. The role will provide senior leadership to the Clinical Governance agenda within the corporate team, assuring that the Strategic and Operational delivery of the clinical governance agenda is aligned to Trust strategic, clinical and professional standards. You will be required to work flexibly at both a service line level within the divisions and strategic level depending on identified priorities and the support required across the organisation.

You will need to ensure that there is close working, shared learning and synergy between the corporate clinical governance team and the divisional teams with the delivery of operational standards, quality assurance, learning and relevant plans/strategies that are required including the assurance of operational delivery against the CQC standards.

In conjunction with the Associate Director of Clinical Governance and the Deputy Director of Nursing, you will support the Divisions to ensure that improvement strategies for clinical effectiveness, patient experience and patient safety are implemented in practice and that they have in place effective robust clinical governance reporting and monitoring processes in order to provide assurance to internal and external bodies.

You will be a key member of the team whose overarching goal is to enable, promote and support the effective use of data, information, knowledge and technology to improve, inform and support a portfolio of projects, services and initiatives.

The role will report to the Deputy Director of Nursing within the Clinical Governance directorate for line management purposes, with strong links to other members of the Project team and senior management within the directorate and clinical divisions. It provides an excellent opportunity to enhance your leadership skills and knowledge across a broad portfolio of subjects and to help shape the future delivery of strong clinical governance within the Trust.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to explore this in more detail, please speak to Carole Tookey (Deputy Director of Nursing) T: 0117 414 3794 or EM:

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