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Director of Care - Permanent (5409)
N/A Stafford , Staffordshire 38 Days Ago
Posted: 18-12-2020
50,000 - £60,000 - 50,000 - £60,000 Per Annum
Monday to Friday 37.5 hours
Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per annum

Candidate Requirements:

  • Experience in health care or similar patient centred service
  • Senior Management experience within a clinical setting
  • Educated to a higher degree level
  • A relevant professional clinical qualification and registration desirable
  • Leadership experience
  • Knowledge of setting and monitoring clinical standards
  • An understanding of relevant legislation including the principles of The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 and the Care Quality Commission (Registration requirements) Regulations 2009 and The Care Act 2014
  • Understanding of the work of the Care Quality Commission
  • A fit person to act as the Registered Manager

Job Description:

Our client is a specialist organisation who offer a range of services to the people of mid Staffordshire and have been in operation since 1989. With a friendly and up to date working environment, the organisation firmly believes in their company values and strongly believes in the importance of employee engagement.


This is an Executive Level appointment, and the post-holder will be a member of the Executive Team. As the Director of Care, you will be the Senior Executive with overall responsibility for the delivery of a high quality, patient-centred, holistic service to patients, carers and their families in all the forms this may take.


The Director of Care will be responsible for managing the development and provision of all clinical care services delivered through the organisation, whether directly, or in partnership with others. You will oversee the management of housekeeping, laundry and catering. You will also be responsible for all aspects of the nursing and care resources and for directly employed therapy services. Duties will include:


  • As Director of Care, you will be responsible for overseeing the care received by patients and their families.
  • Managing and leading the care services including developing strategic and operational plans, providing advice and leadership to the Executive Board of Trustees and taking responsibility for the financial management of all services.
  • Working with the Head of Human Resources and Chief Executive, the Director of Care will be responsible for managing all aspects of Personnel Management including taking responsibility for the professional development of the clinical and care teams within the organisation.
  • As the Director of Care, you will act as the Registered Manager under the terms of The Health and Social Care Act 2012 and associated Regulations.
  • Ensure the organisation’s care services are fully compliant to a CQC “good” rating and compliant with all current legislation.
  • Develop and maintain a system to ensure all clinical policies and standard operating procedures are fit for purpose and maintain compliance with relevant legislation as it changes.
  • Develop and monitor standards of patient care throughout the organisation.
  • Manage (or oversee the management of) all care budgets.
  • The Director of Care will provide a key link between the Executive Team and the Clinical Committee, including managing the agenda and papers.
  • Oversee the role of the organisation in developing education and training for professionals and carers within Mid-Staffordshire.
  • As Director of Care, you will ensure that staff are suitably qualified and that their skills are kept up to date and developed to provide high quality care.
  • Provide written and verbal reports to Trustees to assist them in making decisions.
  • Act as the Caldicott Guardian to ensure the confidentiality and appropriate use of patient information.
  • Oversee the provision of effective administrative support across the organisation.
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