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Practice, Quality Improvement & CQC Lead

Job Ref: J283-270
Salary: £38,903 to £45,214 per annum
Hours:  37.5 hours per week, full time, permanent

Are you an experienced clinician with excellent leadership skills and a passion for delivering Person Centred Care?


A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced clinician to join the Saint Francis Hospice team as the Practice and Quality Improvement Lead.


Saint Francis Hospice is a dynamic, forward thinking organisation delivering a full range of specialist palliative care services for all patients with life limiting illness. We achieved ‘Outstanding’ in our CQC inspection in April 2016. We have recently adapted and reconfigured our services to meet the changing needs of our local community.  The hospice supports five Clinical Commissioning Groups and has a robust governance structure in place. We provide inpatient clinical services within a modern, personal and friendly 18-bedded unit, as well as Specialist Community Crisis Support Service, Hospice at Home Service, and Therapy and Wellbeing Services.  Alongside these services, we have the hospice Pepperell Education Centre that has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality education programmes.


The post holder will be responsible and accountable for the promotion and monitoring safe and effective practice, through audit, compliance and monitoring, and will be the CQC lead and link to the registered manager. There will be a focus on the enhancement of service user experience as well as leadership across the organisation, especially clinical areas, and effective collaboration to contribute to the delivery of the organisation’s objectives and strategy. Practice development and quality improvement will be central to achieving this.


If you are highly motivated and dynamic registered professional, with strong leadership skills and a team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills, we would love to hear from you. In return we will offer supervision, reflective practice, staff support, professional development opportunities and a supportive working environment.  Transfer of NHS superannuation scheme or a private pension scheme is also available.


Please note that a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) criminal record check will be undertaken as part of our pre-employment screening for the successful candidate.


If you are excited by this opportunity and would like to arrange an informal discussion please contact Bridget Moss, Head of Professional Practice and Education via email at  bridgetmoss@sfh.org.uk or telephone 01708 758646


If you would like to apply for the Practice, Quality Improvement & CQC Lead position, please complete your application online via NHS Jobs.   The job reference number is J283-270


Closing date:              25th October 2021

Interview date:          3rd November 2021



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