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Job Details: Head of Nursing – Discharge Improvement and CHC

  • Specialism:
  • Clinical Services
  • Sector:
  • Commissioning
  • Salary:
  • £400 per day
  • Job Type:
  • Interim
  • Location:
  • London
  • Reference:
  • DL/18637

Our client is looking to appoint a Head of nursing level candidate to focus on clinical leadership to a number of projects for an initial period of 3 months. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide clinical leadership to support discharge improvement programmes both within borough and across the STP; 
  • Provide clinical advice and support into the commissioning of complex care clinical within the NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) service and where required mental health and LD transforming care commissioning; 
  • Provide senior nursing advice and work in partnership with the Local Authority to support the quality of clinical care within care homes and residential homes within local area; 
  • Contribute effectively to the achievement of the 8 High Impact changes and in particularly CHC Discharge to Assess, reduction in delayed transfers of care and medically fit for discharge, development of discharge pathways more broadly and Platinum and MADE events in acute settings; 
  • Receive assurance on the clinical quality of care provided by domiciliary care the including oversight of provider quality issues within care homes and domiciliary care providers; 
  • Represent the CCG externally at groups and events on a number of areas including Transforming Care, Infection Control, quality meetings, workforce development, and Health Education England; this will sometimes involve both convening and chairing meetings; 
  • Work with the Head of Complex Care and Personalisation and the Senior CHC Clinical Commissioner to support achievement of the CCG CHC Discharge to Assess programme and trajectories, and provide nursing leadership for the on-going development of complex care, end of life and LD/ASD Transforming care commissioning in the organisation; 
  • Provide support to the Quality team on all areas relating to clinical quality within primary, secondary and community care, including periodic review of Serious Incidents, Quality Alerts and participation at meetings with providers; 
  • Lead and manage clinical redesign programmes / projects identified as part of quality and clinical commissioning initiatives, and support the SMT with aspects of CCG external assurance and compliance including to NHSE, OfSTED and CQC; 
  • Work in partnership and ensure engagement with service users, local clinicians, local authority and third sector service users to identify improvement opportunities for patient pathway redesign; 
  • Work with the Clinical Leads and Federations and training coordinators to lead development of a programme of protected learning time that reflects the clinical priorities within primary care; 
  • Support the development and achievement of QIPP within the Quality & Nursing Directorate, responsible for the efficient management of any financial resources delegated. This will include achieving value for money, managing resources within agreed budget limits, and budget setting; 

A successful candidate will have: 

  • Registered General Nurse / relevant post graduate qualification / or equivalent post graduate experience;
  • Experience of incorporating patient needs assessment and stakeholder feedback into service development and delivery; 
  • Ability to translate national policy into concise documents and engage the organisation in developing local action plans and commissioning intentions; 
  • Politically astute, fostering good internal and external relations 
  • Ability to work closely and collaboratively with team members and external parties.

For further information on this role please contact Donna Larder on 0161 241 9674 or email

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