Newham Council - Head of Public Health

Posted 19 April 2024
Salary Up to £500 per day
Job type Temporary
Discipline Interim
Contact NameLorna Burner

Job description

The candidate will need to fulfil the role of Lead Nurse and CQC Registered Manager for the service and line manage members of the Senior Management Team Have experience of 0-19 children's public health Should have Clinical experience - registered as a nurse ideally and registered with midwifery council Looking for string management skills

Job Purpose

1. To lead the delivery of public health nursing services, Health Visiting, Family Nurse Partnership and School Health and also the Specialist Health Visiting Services within the multi disciplinary team, with the overall aim of prevention of ill-health, protection from communicable diseases and early identification and referral of physical, mental and social care concerns. These services are internally commissioned.

2. To lead, in partnership with internal and external stakeholders, the development of the Council's operational model for delivering the Children's Health Service within the emerging context of delivery of the Early Help Strategy and Family Hub networks, ensuring the Council's statutory and regulatory duties relating to health services are fulfilled

3. To fulfil the role of Lead Nurse and CQC Registered Manager for the service and line manage members of the Senior Management Team

4. To be the responsible Council Officer for clinical governance within the context of operational clinical practice including:

* Implementation and management of systems and risk management arrangements to support monitoring of compliance with quality and clinical governance standards

* Escalation of risks and issues to the Director and development of mitigation plans

* Management of the resolution process of complaints, conflicts and issues from users, staff, internal and external service providers and partner organisations in accordance with policy

* Implementation and monitoring of an incident reporting process, which includes root cause and trend analysis for service improvement and learning

* Representing the service at relevant, senior management meetings and external strategic, network, risk and quality forums.

* Maintenance of a service quality and performance dashboard, with the ongoing development of appropriate exception reporting where necessary and relevant escalation processes, linked with service auditing procedures

* Oversight of development and implementation of Rio, the clinical case management system

* Monitoring and maintenance of the clinical and safeguarding supervision processes, in collaboration with the senior management team, including NMC revalidation, CPD requirements for clinical staff and overall workforce development for all staff groups

* Providing the leadership role for the service emergency and business continuity plans.

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.