Professional Leadership Responsibilities

  • Provide visible leadership for medical staff on both professional and managerial issues.
  • Ensure regular communication and meetings with medical staff, in conjunction with operational senior managers, ensuring they are engaged with the development and implementation of service plans and policies.  This will also include participation of medical staff within individual specific service changes, as members of those services and ensure that any potential for professions feeling isolated is minimized.
  • Lead the development of pertinent care pathways across clinical and professional communities
  • In line with national requirements ensure arrangements are in place for appraisal, job planning, continuing Professional Development, re-licensing and revalidation of doctors employed by the Trust.  Appraise Consultants and Doctors personally as required.  Ensure a robust and transparent approach to job planning which takes into consideration the needs of the services.
  • Lead on resolving issues relating to the poor performance of medical staff and the implantation of disciplinary procedure.
  • Promote an organizational culture committed to learning from complaints, incidents, audit, research and development.
  • Ensure there is a system to work with the Chief Pharmacist on the development and implementation of prescribing policies for services that are clinically and cost effective.
  • Work with Governance Director and Director of Nursing to develop clinical governance strategies, systems and processes and to ensure the active participation by all medical staff.
  • Ensure a robust approach to the development and education and training programs for students and doctors.
  • Ensure that medical staff undertakes their duties in line with statutory and mandatory training requirements for doctors
  • Keep abreast of professional developments in keeping with this professional leadership role and maintain networks necessary for the role.
  • Participate in agreements of contracts with commissioning colleagues as appropriate, ensuring they are clinically sustainable and appropriate.  Build strong relationships with external parties to enhance the sustainability of health services.
  • Offer statements to the media on medical related issues as appropriate and develop positive relations with local media, enhancing public education where appropriate.
  • Enhance and encourage research based activity in the local services.
  • Represent both medical opinion and the local service at external groups and events as appropriate.

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