Deputy Regional Medical Director (West Midlands)
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Joyce Parker, CV2 4FN
Full Time
Closing date
Wednesday 29 May 2024

Are you an outstanding Medical Director looking for new challenge, career development and a competitive salary?

We are looking for a Deputy Regional Medical Director to support our services in the West Midlands.

Job Summary

The Deputy Regional Medical Director for the West Midlands region will cover Joyce Parker, Cedars, Elms, Heathers, Meadow Mews, Raglan, Sedgley House, Sedgley Lodge, Turls Hill Road & Wast Hills.

The approximate time commitment of the role will be for approximately 2 days per week, whilst also be the part-time / 3 days per week Consultant CAMHS Psychiatrist at Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital on Faun ward, our 8-bed CAMHS PICU service.

They will support the Regional Medical Director in playing a lead role in the company achieving its objectives. All Directors including Deputies are expected to work as part of an integrated team and take responsibility for strategic and group issues outside their immediate sphere of responsibility.

The primary focus of this role is to support the Regional Medical Director in providing leadership and management of professional issues associated with the medical workforce and the services provided by doctors and associated clinicians. This includes all relevant operational developmental and strategic matters.  

Supporting the Regional Medical Director in leading the effective management of medical staff and ensuring that they deliver effective, safe and high quality care to individuals in our care.

Key Responsibilities

  • With the regional nursing, psychology and occupational directors, to oversee delivery of high quality and high value care for patients and residents. 
  • To promote organisational efficiency and clinical productivity.
  • Quality improvement is a key part of the Deputy Regional Medical Director’s remit. 
  • To support the company to achieve high standards of clinical practice and governance. Ensuring policies are in place to protect and safeguard vulnerable groups, manage medicines and controlled drugs safely and effectively, and maintain high standards of infection prevention and control. 
  • Support the Regional Medical Director in ensuring service and policy development keeps pace with statutory requirements, championing national health policy, focusing on effective prevention and early intervention and working with stakeholders to develop new integrated care models. 
  • Help lead and promote a culture in which all staff regularly evaluate the quality of patient and resident care and achieve high standards, while feeling confident and safe to challenge and raise concerns on practice that deviates from this.
  • Ensure there is the right and appropriate skill mix in the medical workforce.

Key Skills & Experience

  • Outstanding leadership and management skills 
  • Excellent knowledge of the professional, educational and statutory requirements of medical staff
  • A deep understanding of clinical and corporate governance frameworks
  • An intimate knowledge of current issues facing the healthcare and social care environments, including clinical, performance and operational challenges.
  • Significant post qualification experience
  • A breadth of experience in leading and managing staff
  • A wide experience of medical audit/research and development processes and practice
  • Significant experience in strategy and policy development
  • Very notable experience in workforce planning and role redesign
  • Very good experience in developing a quality improvement programme within a multi-professional environment
  • Proven experience in managing and implementing change
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • A very good ability to demonstrate high emotional intelligence to ally outstanding leadership skills, including ability to bring together multiple stakeholders and those with diverse views to improve patient and resident care
  • Dedicated to managing self, personal and professional development and reflection, eg with recent 360-feedback or multi-source feedback
  • Eminently able to resolve conflict and overcome resistance
  • Be extremely innovative with high medical credibility
  • Demonstrate report writing and presentation skills of a high order

Main duties and Responsibilities

The following list of duties is for guidance and is not exhaustive. The post holder will be responsible for supporting the Regional Medical Director with the following:

  • Provide visible leadership for medical staff on both professional and managerial issues within the Region
  • Support the Medical Directors in the Region in the monitoring of medical staff performance within their hospitals
  • Support the Region’s Medical Director in the monitoring of quality and appropriateness of medical care
  • Promote a culture committed to learning from complaints, incidents and audits
  • Managerial and clinical supervision every 3 months of all Medical Directors within the Region
  • One to one weekly catch ups with each of the Medical Directors in the Region
  • Fully support the Medical Directors in the Region to ensure medical staff undertake their duties in line with statutory and mandatory training requirements for doctors.
  • Support the Medical Directors in the Region to ensure that staff work within the framework of Company policies and procedures.
  • Ensure regular communication and meetings with all medical staff within the Region
  • Support the recruitment of medical staff in the Region to provide a high quality clinical service
  • Support the Medical Directors in the Region to provide strategies which help with retention of medical staff
  • Support the Medical Directors in the Region to ensure  medical staff are involved in hospital clinical governance
  • Support the Region’s Medical Directors in the management of out of hours on-call services to ensure well organized reliable and services that meet quality standards
  • Work closely with the Region’s Operations Director, including regular catch ups
  • Weekly visits to sites within the Region where necessary, to include providing site reports to the Regional Medical Director
  • Be actively involved when necessary in disciplinary matters involving medical staff
  • Support the Medical Directors and Unit Managers throughout the Region in matters relating to inspections by statutory agencies
  • Support the Medical Directors to chair or co-chair their Local Clinical Governance meetings
  • Attend the monthly Regional Medical Directors meetings.
  • Attend the Cygnet Group Medical Directors meetings (held twice per year)
  • Attend the Cygnet Group’ s Quarterly Clinical Directorate meetings
  • Attend the monthly Regional Operational Governance meetings
  • Support the Region’s Medical Directors in ensuring there is a process in place for cross cover arrangements between consultants and/or provision for continuous medical cover for the hospital

Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

  • Attractive salary – Negotiable
  • 32 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays
  • 5 days study leave, study budget and in-house CPD/ peer group programme
  • Company paid Life Assurance scheme covering 3x salary
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Research opportunities to include publishing in The Cygnet Journal (Cygnet’s co-produced peer review journal) and joining the Cygnet Research & Development Group
  • Teaching opportunities including teaching medical students, teaching on the Cygnet CESR programme and Cygnet MRCPsych programme
  • Opportunity to lead and participate in QI & Audit initiatives
  • Company Funded Cash plan with the ability to claim up to £1000 per annum worth of benefits including free Physiotherapy, Osteopaths, Optical, dental, consultations, scans and free prescriptions
  • Gym Discounts across the UK as well as free online fitness classes with ClassPass, Nutritional Programmes and Fitness Consultations
  • Discount schemes including Reward Gateway, NHS Discount and Blue Lights Card
  • Free meals, on-site parking and EAP support
  • Smart Health Toolkit, including 24 hour GP service with the option of prescription delivery to your local pharmacy
  • Cygnet Annual Medical Conference
  • Relocation package will also be considered

Successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Cygnet has been providing a national network of high-quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes. Our expert care enables thousands of individuals to consistently make a positive difference to their lives.  

We maintain a good relationship with our quality regulators and undergo regular inspections, with 85% of our services rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’. We also operate an internal system of quality care, treatment and positive outcomes.

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