Non-Executive Director – Chair of the Quality and Safety Committee

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - CHAIR OF QUALITY AND SAFETY COMMITTEE

Non-Executive Director
To apply please send your CV to:
nlg-tr.wearerecruiting@nhs.net

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust is on an improvement journey, with a strong focus on delivering quality care to our population of around 440,000 people. We provide a comprehensive range of secondary care services from three main centres, Grimsby, Goole and Scunthorpe, as well as community services in North Lincolnshire. Our vision is ‘Committed to caring for you’ – which means both patients and staff. We want every staff member to have that same commitment to care and we ask them all to show these by living our three values – kindness, courage and respect – every moment they are at work.

As a Foundation Trust we are governed by our Council of Governors, which is elected from our population and our staff. We are committed to caring for our patients by providing the very best quality and accessible healthcare whilst constantly improving what we do. Our focus is on local services for local people and, in an environment of growing economic challenges and rising expectations, this requires strong leadership and robust partnerships with commissioners, neighbouring healthcare providers, local authorities, and education providers.

We are seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director who will be Chair of the Quality and Safety Committee. Your role will be as a Non-Executive on a Unitary Board, setting and driving the Trust’s strategic direction, monitoring operational programmes and ensuring the Trust fulfils statutory and legislative responsibilities. This is a key role in improving performance, and promoting the highest standards of practice, quality, and governance.

As Chair of the Quality and Safety Committee the successful candidate will work with the Medical Director and Chief Nurse to offer advice and challenge to support to them in their work to sustain safety of patient care and continuously improve the quality and patient experience of care. Patient safety and care will be at the centre of your actions and you will use your professional experience, skills, and perspectives to add value to governance and strategic development.

The ideal candidate will have strong influencing skills, the ability to hold others to account, and crucially for this role have a background as a clinician in the NHS or independent sector.

We are keen to receive applications from people who come from a Black, Asian or other minority ethnic background or identify as having a disability.

Candidates will ideally live within the constituency of the Trust and the communities we serve to be eligible to apply for this position, which consist of North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, Goole & Howdenshire, and East & West Lindsey. However, this requirement may be waived by the Council of Governors in agreement with NHSE/I for the right candidate.

Candidates are eligible to become a member of the NLAG FT and membership will be a requirement on appointment. Appointment to this role is subject to ratification by the Council of Governors.

We are actively seeking candidates who are capable of operating at board or strategic level. To maintain a balanced Board for this particular appointment, we are seeking a Non-Executive Director who have experience as either an Executive Director and/or Non-Executive Director and crucially have a qualification and background as a clinician (Doctor, Nurse, or Allied Health Professional) in the NHS or Independent Sector.

For an informal conversation please contact Terry Moran, Trust Chair via Sarah Meggitt, 03033 304982 – sarahmeggitt@nhs.net

Salary
Contract type
Location

Part time – Minimum of 6 days per month

£13,045 per annum

Fixed term for 2 years Grimsby, Scunthorpe & Goole

Candidate Profile

The Trust is looking to appoint a Non-Executive Director who will be Chair of the Quality and Safety Committee, which is a formal subcommittee of the Trust Board. The Quality and Safety Committee has key responsibilities to oversee the development of the Trust’s overarching Quality Strategy, Patient Experience Strategy and both embedding and enactment of its services through its Vision and Values to ensure that the quality of care provided meets national and best practice guidance.

The Trust is interested in candidates who currently have experience as either an Executive Director and/or Non-Executive Director and crucially have a qualification and background as a clinician (Doctor, Nurse, or Allied Health Professional) in the NHS or Independent Sector.

Candidates will play a leading role in setting the Trust’s strategic direction, improving Trust performance, promoting the highest standards of clinical and therapy practice, quality and governance of patient treatment and care and supporting the delivery of the quality priorities of the Trust.

They will work with the Medical Director and Chief Nurse to provide both challenge and support to them in their work to; sustain safety of patient care and continuously improve the quality and patient experience of care provided by the Trust.

They will work collaboratively with the Governor lead for the Quality Review Group of the Council of Governors to ensure governors and members are kept appraised of clinical quality and safety and can demonstrate appropriate levels of challenge to areas of concern or risk.

Strong influencing skills and the ability to hold others to account are essential.

Responsibilities

As Chair of the Quality and Safety Committee the appointee will:

  • Be skilled to provide independent scrutiny and challenge on the clinical and safety work of the organisation
  • Provide leadership to the Quality and Safety Committee to ensure that it is effective in its role and that internal control systems are in place and operating
  • Facilitate active engagement and contribution of all members of the Quality and Safety Committee and invited participants
  • Ensure that the Quality and Safety Committee is well informed and has timely access to all the information it requires
  • Ensure the Quality and Safety Committee is conversant with current national quality and service strategies, for example the Mental Health Act and strategy and identifies the implications for Trust action
  • Ensure that the Quality and Safety Committee maintains its focus on the Trust’s annual quality priorities which for 2020/21 include:
    • Patient Experience and Waiting Lists
    • Mortality and End of Life
    • Diabetes Management
    • Cancer Pathways
    • Safe flow and discharge
  • Ensure the committee receives and influences the Annual Clinical Audit Programme
  • Ensure the committee monitors the Trust’s compliance and improvement against statutory and regulatory frameworks (CQC, NICE and National Health and Social Care Legislation, Strategies and Policies)
  • Ensure that the Board receives sound advice, assurance and useful and timely reports from the committee on both statutory requirements and live successes and concerns, risks and issues discussed within committee.
  • Facilitate engagement with service divisions directly or via the Quality Governance Group to ensure the committee and Trust Board are conversant with assurance concerns identified at divisional level.
  • Undertake a regular review of the Quality and Safety domain of the Board Assurance Framework (BAF) to ensure the Trust Board are well informed on current risks to Quality and Safety within the Trust.

Experience

The appointable candidate will specifically need to have experience of working successfully at a Senior Board level in an organisation of an equivalent size and complexity with a specialist area of knowledge:

  • Clinical, ideally with managerial or leadership responsibility
  • Governance, bringing strategic analysis, decision making, risk and performance management skills, ideally with a customer or patient focus
  • Commercial experience, bringing both governance and private sector experience with a customer or patient focus

The full range of candidates’ achievements and experience will be taken into account, to ensure the best balance of knowledge and skills within the Board.

Apply today!