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Accountable / Chief Officer

"Accountable Officer" "Chief Officer"

Your new company
The NHS via a CCG

Your new role
The Accountable Officer is responsible for ensuring that the CCG complies with its national duties and obligations. The post holder will be a voting member of the Governing Body of the CCG.
Support the Chair of the Governing body and other Governing Body members to ensure that the Governing Body remains properly constituted and delivers its functions as required by the NHS Act 2008 as amended by the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

Maintain a credible and progressive CCG strategy to commission high quality, affordable care and practical plans to achieve it, to improve the health of the local population.
Communicate the CCG’s strategy and plans to local stakeholders and the public so as to ensure a wide understanding of the CCG’s aims and objectives and how they are to be achieved.
Ensure that services commissioned by the CCG are effectively performance managed and quality assured. Lead the management team of the CCG to successfully discharge all executive functions and be responsible for the day to day management of the CCG’s business.

Represent the CCG at executive fora within the local and wider health systems.
Encourage and foster clinician involvement in all aspects of CCG business as to ensure that a front line clinician is maintained in all the CCG does.
Ensure that appropriate and full public and patient involvement is achieved in all aspects of commissioning activities.
Lead the commissioning of high quality and safe services complying with best practice and current national standards.
Maintain good relations with local stakeholders in order to facilitate high quality care provision delivered in an integrated way by all local health and social care providers.
Support collaborative joint commissioning arrangement with other local commissioning bodies.

In addition to the characteristics listed below the post holder will be expected to display the core attributes and competencies and understanding and skills listed under the core role outline for Governing Body members in Clinical Commissioning Groups.

What you'll need to succeed
Educated to degree level with a Masters or equivalent or other relevant post graduate qualification with evidence of continuing professional development. A track record in securing or supporting improvements for patients or the wider public.

Experience of working closely and productively with clinicians and GP practices.
Experience of partnership working and ability to develop sustainable relationships.
Significant experience of leadership/management with a track record of improving efficiency and delivering successfully against a number of concurrent complex initiatives in a high pressure environment.
Experience of managing significant budgets and maintaining financial balance in the face of increasing demand. Experience of being an NHS Accountable Officer.

Attributes and competencies Analyses and problem solves at highly developed level.
Outstanding organisational skills and high attention to detail are critical to success.
Communicates passionately, effectively and persuasively across a diverse set of stakeholders; and able to create processes and structures to facilitate effective communication both internally and externally. Demonstrated an ability to manage conflict, build consensus and facilitate problem solving and collaboration among various parties.

Inspires, motivates, coaches and develops demonstrating the ability to lead an executive team. Listens well and continuously learns and seeks advice and feedback from others.
Has the ability and capability to be self-critical and continuously develop.
Leads strategic planning processes demonstrating the ability to analyse and simplify complex health system issues, anticipate future opportunities and problems so as to deliver high quality commissioned services.

An understanding of corporate governance as a key element of integrated governance and of the responsibilities that the Accountable Officer role needs to ensure these are discharged to a high standard.
An understanding of the role of the Accountable Officer in setting and developing the culture of the organisation and leading the wider organisational development in the context of engagement with key stakeholders.
An ability to understand the CCG’s risk environment including knowledge and understanding of the strategies that have been adopted by the CCG and the risks inherent in any transformation strategies.

What you'll get in return
Commensurate with a contract role.

What you need to do now
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Job Type:
Government & Public Services
Closing Date
Mon Feb 20 11:59:59 GMT 2017
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Talk to a Consultant

Talk to Gary Douglas, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Victoria

Ebury Gate, 23 Lower Belgrave Street, London, SW1W 0NT

Telephone: 020 7259 8743

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