Practice Development and Quality Lead Podiatrist | Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 22 April 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £56,388 - £62,785 per annum
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 22 May 2024
Location: Eltham, SE9 5AB
Company: Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Contract
Job reference: 6238014/277-6238014-CPH

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As an expert practitioner provide ongoing teaching, coaching and support to all grades of podiatry staff in their delivery of patient care.

In collaboration with the Professional Lead for Podiatry provide direction for the future of podiatry through education and supervision, practice development, recruitment, and retention strategies, in line with local and national initiatives.

In this role you will also provide a robust quality and governance programme for staff in the department, with a focus on competencies, audit, governance, outcome measures and innovation.

In this leadership position you will be expected to role model the Trust values while observing and implementing the policies, procedures, and guidelines of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.

You will be experienced, highly motivated, enthusiastic and flexible.

Applicants must be registered with the HCPC.

• Provide a robust quality and governance framework for staff within the department.
• Attend and participate at directorate quality meetings.
• Maintain a clinical caseload commensurate with hours of the post.
• Actively contribute to the delivery of an efficient, effective, and safe service.
• Deputise for the Professional Lead as appropriate.
• Provide expert clinical assistance and advice to staff as required.
• Provide operational management and leadership for the team in line with best practice and national standards.
• Promote, monitor, and maintain best practice in health, safety and security.
• To support the Professional Lead in the recruitment, induction, and preceptorship processes of new staff including the regular review of staffing levels and skills mix to ensure they meet the needs of the service, national targets, and Trust objectives.
• To job share the responsibility for budgets, recruitment, stock, and roster management.
• Lead, facilitate and participate in research projects, clinical audit and other quality projects.
• Deliver educational programmes in relation to clinical practice and professional development.

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children’s centres, schools and people’s homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
• We’re Kind
• We’re Fair
• We Listen
• We Care
• Keep up to date with developments in the Podiatry profession and meet all the standards of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
• Support with the development and ratification of local policies, guidelines, and protocols within community podiatry.
• Provide expert clinical leadership on complex issues.
• Combine operational management and clinical roles where required.
• Identify training needs and gaps in competencies for self and others in the team and contribute to the department education programme.
• To lead by example and display leadership style that demonstrates the Trust values and empowers staff and students/ trainees.
• Provide continued professional clinical leadership and supervision to the team/s.
• Work with the Professional Lead and Service Manager to ensure the effective daily management and organisation of the service.
• Investigate accidents, incidents, and complaints as required by the Trust in accordance with Trust policies.
• Analyse trends in complaints and incidents and develop action plans to support and improve practice.
• Ensure systems are in place to review risk, and poor practice.
• Contribute to the professional development of staff, sharing knowledge and expertise through formal and informal methods.
• Coordinate and monitor all professional aspects of the service in terms of competencies, training, quality, governance, and safety to ensure the service is effective, safe, and well led.
• Facilitate the organisation and implementation of a clinical audit programme across the department, helping to identify priority areas of activity.
• Ensure all patient safety alerts are responded to in a timely manner and any recommended actions implemented.
• Ensure the Professional Lead of Podiatry is briefed in a timely manner on all relevant clinical governance issues.
• Facilitate and support the team to document and reporting on all aspects of quality including outcome measures.
• Ensure that good practice is shared within the Directorate and wider organisation where appropriate.

This advert closes on Tuesday 7 May 2024

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