Operational Lead - Women's Low Secure and Locked IPU

Recruiter
St Andrew's
Location
Northampton
Salary
Competitive. Total package depending on experience
Posted
02 Jul 2018
Closes
30 Jul 2018
Ref
DA20082
Contact
David Anthony
Nursing Field
Mental Health
Job Type
Permanent
Ready for a new challenge using your operational and commercial leadership skills to transform lives?
 
Salary: Competitive. Total package depending on experience
                                                                                                                                      
You can achieve more at St Andrew`s Healthcare
 
A top 20 UK charity, St Andrew`s is a unique provider of specialist care in mental health and learning disability. We aspire to deliver truly world class, holistic services within our outstanding, modern facilities. Our independence means we can always put patients` interests at the heart of decision making, while re-investing surpluses in frontline services.  We are currently transforming the Charity and are introducing Integrated Practice Units (IPUs) as the vehicle to deliver ‘Value Based Healthcare`.  This will ensure our patients consistently get the best possible outcomes and local teams gain more control and responsibility.
 
The IPU
 
This is a role specifically designed to lead our Women`s Low Secure and Locked IPU from an operational perspective. The IPU supports the recovery of women who experience difficulties with their emotional, interpersonal and psychological well-being, which have often been long-standing. As a specialist service we deliver individualised assessments and interventions based on a multi-disciplinary formulation approach across 3 distinct wards. 
 
The role
 
As Operational Lead you will report to and work alongside the Clinical Lead for the IPU. Your key focus will be overseeing the delivery of the end-to-end patient, family and carer experience, taking full responsibility for the day-to-day operational management of the IPU.  This will include workforce planning, commercial and financial management and the execution of improvement activities.
 
With the focus on achieving the best clinical outcomes for your patients, you will need to implement and manage IPU improvement activities, identify workforce planning needs and ensure staffing across your IPU is consistently at the right level to deliver the needs of your patients.  You will ensure legal and regulatory compliance, and identify, assess and manage operational risks. 
 
You will also use your operational expertise to extract, analyse and interpret insights from performance data, manage business continuity and emergency planning and own the communication and messaging to all staff in your IPU.
 
About you
 
We`re looking for an experienced leader with significant experience in inspiring, empowering and developing clinical and non-clinical teams. You will relish the opportunity this role brings to develop as a senior leader. You will have both the breadth and depth of skills to fulfil the role described above and high levels of resilience to lead and embed significant change.  You will already fully embrace the focus on Value Based Healthcare and be hungry to perform as an authentic role model within your IPU.
 
You will have the moral courage to challenge the status quo and improve patient care. You will have a strong track record of innovation, and the communication and influencing skills to engage with senior stakeholders.
 
Interested?
 
If this sounds like you then we`d love you to apply here. If you would like an informal and confidential discussion about the role please contact Dave Anthony, Head of Recruitment, on 01604 616585.
 
Closing date: 16 July 2018
Assessment date: TBC w/c 30 July 2018

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