Allied Health Professionals - Lead Nurse Quality and Clinical Assurance

  • Department Corporate Nursing Team
  • Salary £53,168.00 – £62,001 per annum
  • Closing Date 30/10/2020
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 8b
  • Job ref 223-QCA-583
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time 37.5 hours per week

This is an exciting time to join the corporate nursing team as we commence our “Getting to Good” programme supported by our new Improvement Alliance with University Hospitals Birmingham. If you are an experienced senior nursing leader who is passionate about driving the quality of nursing to ensure the best possible care and outcomes for patients then this role offers a fantastic opportunity to be a part of our senior nursing team.

We’re looking for a senior nurse with extensive knowledge and experience of contributing to the nursing quality and assurance agenda. You should have a good understanding of the NHS quality and safety regulatory frameworks and CQC Key Lines of Enquiry. You will play a key role in relation to helping deliver the quality and clinical assurance agenda across the Corporate Nursing Team on behalf of the Director of Nursing.  A key responsibility of the post holder is to ensure the timely and accurate submission of quality data at Trust level and externally to the CQC and other regulatory bodies. You’ll provide expert advice in relation to nursing quality and clinical assurance, liaising with Care Groups and clinical services as a trusted expert. You will provide crucial senior nursing leadership, regulatory advice and assistance, as well as delivering complex and sensitive information at the highest levels. You will undertake audits, track and manage results and introduce corrective or preventative measures if needed. 

On a personal level, you will be educated to Master’s degree level or have an equivalent demonstrable level of knowledge acquired through experience and further training / development. You will be an excellent leader and influencer, able to build effective working relationships with key stakeholder internally and externally to the Trust. You will have a proven ability to improve services, analyse and understand complex information and motivate nursing staff at all levels.

To discuss the challenges the post brings and to see how you can become part of this team please contact Kara Blackwell, Deputy Chief Nurse on

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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