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Our vision is Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales
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There is an exciting opportunity to join the Mental Health Network, in the NHS Wales Health Collaborative, hosted by Public Health Wales. The Network is looking to appoint the Clinical Lead to support key workstreams delivering on Welsh Government mental health strategic objectives for perinatal mental health. As part of the NHS Wales Health Collaborative, the Network operates across the national system, engaging with a full range of public sector organisations, including NHS Boards and Trusts; third sector agencies; and people with lived experience and their representative organisations; through the management of programmes and projects.
This post is fixed term / Secondment for 2 years due to funding and is only open to NHS Wales employees.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.
The role of Clinical Lead will be to:
Public Health Wales is the National Public Health Institute in Wales. Our vision is 'Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales' where we play a pivotal role in driving improvements in population health and well-being, reducing health inequalities, improving healthcare outcomes, protecting the public and supporting the development of health in all policies across Wales.
Our organisation is guided by our Values, 'Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference'. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications which represent the rich diversity of the communities we serve and from those wishing to work part time or on a job share basis.
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The role will be part of the network team helping work with teams providing perinatal mental health services in Wales to drive the transformational change needed across NHS Wales to improve the safety and quality of care delivered. Focussing on supporting Health Boards and Trusts in the delivery of key outcomes as directed by national policy and regional and localised delivery plans and proving an opportunity for a different way of working in the delivery and transformation of Perinatal mental health outcomes.
The Wales PNMH Network operates with other national networks and programmes providing system leadership to an ambitious programme to lead transformation at scale to improve Prevention, earlier detection and ensure the right care is provided by the right people and at the right time.
As the Clinical Lead you will be required to lead a whole system approach that delivers evidence based consistent, timely, high quality optimal pathways that have clinical consensus across Wales to achieve best possible outcomes for all patients.
You will be working alongside the national clinical lead to ensure that the priorities identified in the Wales PNMH Network annual plan are achieved. You will identify areas where there is variation in outcomes and ensure you support Health boards and Trusts in developing, implementing and evaluating improvement plans to address this. You will operate in a matrix management approach and proactively engage a wide range of stakeholders to develop system wide projects to deliver the including the Wales pathways and training resources.
With strategic, coordinated oversight provided by the national networks and programmes, a key, and fundamental area of responsibility will be to pro-actively establish and maintain effective relationships with regular and structured communication across clinical teams, organisation and sectors. This will promote clinical collaboration to provide clinical advice, leadership, challenge and scrutiny to help design and plan, identifying interdependencies taking a co-ordinated to delivering the priorities. Existing channels of communication, and forums that engage directly with clinical communities across NHS Wales (such as the Clinical Network Steering Group, Community of Practice and Professional Forums), should be harnessed and exploited to ensure this clinical input and consensus which is fundamental to this role and deliverables.
The post involves work where delivery responsibility is outside of the remit; therefore the role requires excellent communication and negotiation skills to influence stakeholders from across a range of organisations.
This is an outcomes focussed post where the timely delivery of clinically supported products is paramount.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
Welsh language skills are desirable