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Director of Clinical Services

Sturdee Hospital is looking to appoint an experienced Director of Clinical Services. Reporting to the Hospital Director, the Director of Clinical Services (DoCS) forms part of the hospital Senior Management Team and is wholly responsible for the clinical services operation (nursing and therapy) within the hospital. The post holder will ensure the highest level of patient care is provided to all patients. The Service is located in South Leicester.

The DoCS play a key part in developing and delivering the hospital strategy, providing operational and clinical leadership to the team, ensuring delivery of the highest level of clinical and therapeutic care together with ensuring compliance with statutory regulations and current legislation, meeting quality standards and delivering against quality performance indicators.

You will be expected to provide leadership, organisation and co-ordination to ensure effective clinical governance, as well as being responsible for the implementation of effective clinical interventions and ensuring that treatment is designed to enhance the operation and quality of clinical services; aligned to best practice.

Job Role


Manages the delivery of the clinical services business plan ensuring the effective and efficient management and control of staffing, budgets, materials and equipment.

Promotes an effective working relationship across the multidisciplinary teams and responsible for ensuring that the clinical team are using system effectively and are rostering at least 12 weeks in advance.

Is accountable for ensuring timely completion and implementation of action plans in respect of regulatory and corporate requirements.

Ensures relevant staffs work within the standards and frameworks of professional codes of conduct and to take remedial action as appropriate and review staffing on a daily basis, ensuring compliance against the staffing ladders and reviews trends, under or over staffing and puts in place actions to remedy.

Manages and develops a highly skilled and motivated workforce.

Is responsible for ensuring that sound recruitment processes and retention plans are in place to drive down turnover and raise engagement. Creating links with local universities and HEI’s to build a pipeline of Nurses and Therapists into the hospital including, where appropriate, to carry out seminars / lectures and recruitment campaigns to raise the profile of the hospital.

Ensures, manages and develops all employees to be highly skilled and motivated and have the opportunities to further develop their careers and encourages and supportsCPD applications.

Is responsible for ensuring that all colleagues receive clinical supervision in accordance with professional guidelines and carries out management supervision as appropriate.

Ensures clinical services comply with statutory regulations and current legislation meets quality standards and deliver against key performance indicators.

Ensures site objectives are being met and encouraging a high quality of service. As part of the Senior Management team will carry out on-call duties as directed by the Hospital Director.

Contributes to the development of Inmind policies, procedures, processes and initiatives.


  • Experience of working at a supervisory or managerial level within a mental health environment; minimum 2 years working as a Ward Manager or equivalent.
  • Experience of managing a clinical budget.
  • Strong background within leadership and people management.
  • Experience of leading, implementing and reviewing quality initiatives in a related environment.
  • Strong track record of innovation.



Full managerial responsibility for the effective operation and delivery of clinical services through a large team of permanent colleagues and bank workers providing clinical care and treatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Budgets & Equipment:

Delegated authority for the clinical services budget and for the care, security and maintenance of equipment and other consumables within the hospital.


Responsibility for the confidentiality, security and accuracy of patient’s records, data and information. Ensuring that good quality patient documentation which meets regulatory guidelines and statutory requirements.

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