The directorate of nursing, quality and professions ensures the quality and safety of patient care, through promoting excellence, guidance, policy development and governance of all professionals working in the organisation.
To engage in the development of nursing and allied health professionals in mental health, learning disabilities, forensics, and community health care settings;
To set benchmarks for quality nursing and allied health professional services in conjunction with the relevant stakeholders as part of the regulatory mechanisms;
To engage in local and international nursing research and projects in relation to the development of quality initiatives for nursing and allied health professional services;
To support the development of education and training to reflect recent advances in health science and evidenced – based practice being an integral part of the process of quality health care delivery.
The directorate of nursing, quality and professions is divided in to two key areas – patient safety and quality improvement.
Each of these two key areas comprises smaller teams:
Patient safety - Patient safety team (datix, lead serious incident investigators, patient safety specialist), safeguarding, infection prevention and control, reducing restrictive physical intervention, safer staffing and physical health optimisation.
Quality improvement - Quality improvement assurance team, customer services, friends and family and non-medical education and training.
The teams within both areas have both operational management, service management and programme/project responsibilities.
Safety is at the heart of everything I do at the Trust
Project support officer
Practice learning facilitators (registrants with NMC or HCPC)
Allied health professional
Quality governance manager
Lead for non-medical education and training
Patient safety specialist
Lead serious incident investigator
Named nurse safeguarding children
Specialist advisor safeguarding children
Safer staffing specialist
Infection prevention control lead
Reducing restrictive physical intervention lead
Assistant director of nursing, quality and professions
Associate director of nursing quality and professions
Deputy director of nursing, quality and professions
Director of nursing, quality and professions
The directorate of nursing, quality and professions department are responsible many different functions:
Professional regulation, education, workforce planning and development, research, and development activities.
Providing advice on all matters relating to the nursing and allied health workforce, professional input into the development, monitoring and review of policy; promoting the nursing and allied health professional agenda in relation to policy, practice, and education.
Support clinical audit and service evaluation activity within the Trust, including project management – this includes project planning, tool design, data entry and analysis, producing a report and facilitating the development of action plans.
Oversight and management of NICE guidance for healthcare professionals, patients, and their carers, to help them make decisions about treatment and healthcare.
Oversight and management of care quality commissioners (CQC) compliance and engagement work.
Business case analysis.
Our recruitment is person-centred. We're committed to keeping you informed at all stages and supporting you along the way.
You'll receive a first rate induction and access to a range of development programmes.
You’ll have access to our generous pension scheme, health service discounts and 27 days of annual leave plus bank holidays, which increases the longer you’re in service.
If you need a DBS check, we will pay for it, as well as your annual subscription fee for the DBS update service.
Further responsibilities within the directorate include:
Oversight and management of infection prevention and control.
Oversight and management of safer staffing.
Healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) in relation to the estate, clinical waste management and management of medical devices.
Monitoring and investigation of adverse incidents.
Oversight and monitoring of safeguarding statutory duties.
Training and education.
Oversight and monitoring of reducing restrictive physical intervention incidents.
Responsible for the many different elements which support practice education of pre-registration healthcare learners.
Oversight and monitoring of customer services to support the Trust in maintaining a positive reputation for partnership working, in particular the relationship with people who use Trust services, their carers and Trust members.
Supporting the public health agenda to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequalities.
Improving the health of our people Improving the quality and experience of care.
Ensuring sustainability of our services.
Involvement in recruitment and retention, review of skill mix and workforce developments.
Promotion of allied health professional (AHP) roles and supporting transformation initiatives.
I work closely with university students to support them in their training role within the Trust.
We work daily with a range of stakeholders including employees of the Trust, local university staff and students, Health Education England, professional and regulatory bodies and other health and social care partners.
The opportunity of exposure to wider organisational awareness and strategic developments.
The ability to establish strong working relationships with a wide range of partners including, nursing and allied health professional clinical staff, managers, professional bodies, education providers and system partners. Awareness of local and national developments and areas of new and emerging practice.
All staff joining the team can expect a comprehensive induction package as well as mentoring by experienced members of the team and development supporting you to reach your potential and take the next steps in your NHS career. If you have a passion for professional development, strong clinical and professional expertise and knowledge, an ability to work flexibly and autonomously then a career in the directorate of nursing, quality and professions is for you.
The directorate provides the opportunity to make a difference in people’s wellness, wanting to make people feel better, and the desire to help certain populations, then the directorate of nursing, quality and professions provides the opportunity to make a difference to an individual’s life.
Ability to establish strong working relationships with a wide range of partners including, AHP clinical staff, managers, professional bodies, education providers and system partners. Awareness of local and national developments and areas of new and emerging practice.
I'm currently studying with Huddersfield University and I am on my 3rd week of a 10 week placement at the Laura Mitchell Centre as a Student Mental Health Nurse. I was a care worker for 12 years but when i turned 29 I decided to change my career and to learn how mental health is managed within the community.
The directorate of nursing, quality and professions offer a number of registered and non-registered roles with many staff starting their careers in our directorate of nursing, quality and professions department have secured promotions internally or have gained promotions at other Trusts; we take great pride in giving people the chance to develop their potential either internally or externally.