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Thank you for your interest in working for Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust.

Chris Oliver, Chief Executive

The Chief Nursing Officer is accountable for nursing practice across the organisation and will provide highly visible and inspiring nurse and Allied Health Professional leadership across the Trust. Champion a professional and open culture which empowers nurses and Allied Health Professionals to deliver safe and compassionate care. Work closely with the Chief Medical Officer to ensure Trust clinical services continue to be evidence based and co-created with service users and carers at the heart.

The Chief Nursing Officer will provide strategic vision in planning for the nursing and Allied Health Professional workforce of the future ensuring that professional standards are maintained in line with National and Trust Strategy. Put effective clinical leadership, recruitment and retention strategies at the centre of everything we do so that our nursing and Allied Health Professional workforce is highly skilled, caring and accountable.

As a responsible registered professional and Board lead ensure that we have an effective, respected and positive relationship with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Nursing & Midwifery Council and other regulatory stakeholders ensuring that the Trust provides consistent and audited assurance on the Fundamental Standards of Care across the Trust.

The post holder will lead on the implementation and assurance of quality governance, implementing the National Patient Safety Strategy, utilising quality improvement and coaching frameworks to deliver continuous quality and safety improvement at scale, embedding change and achieving an impact. With a passion for improving patient experience, the post holder will ensure patients voice is at the forefront of decision making drives improvements across the Trust.

The Chief Nursing Officer, as part of their portfolio, undertakes a number of other statutory and non-statutory roles such as the Director of Infection, Prevention & Control and Safeguarding Senior Nominated Officer.

The Chief Nursing Officer is a voting member of the Board of Director and, in addition to the key elements of the role outlined above, will contribute to the wider business of leadership across the organisation, specifically in ensuring that diversity is at the core of our thinking, that staff wellbeing is a key consideration in all that we do, that the trust values are evidenced in our behaviours at all times, that there are good systems for financial control, that there is efficient use of resources and that the trust senior leaders are working in a collaborative manner towards to achievement of the trust vision and strategy.

If you think you’re the ideal candidate to help drive our mission, please review the information in this recruitment pack and contact Matthew Simpson at Hunter Healthcare (see how to apply) if you wish to learn more.

Chris Oliver
Chief Executive