The South West Strategic Clinical Network (SCN) is seeking to appoint two clinical leads for end of life care for the period of one year, one specialist and one generalist. The clinical leads working together, along with the SCN’s Programme Manager, will provide leadership for the further development of end of life care across the region. These leads will be elected by the registered End of Life Care Champions for the South West.
How to become an End of Life Care Champion
Anyone employed by an organisation in a leadership role in end of life care in the SW is eligible to register as a champion. This can be either within a provider or commissioning health and social care organisation. By registering as a champion you are showing willingness to contribute to a regional agenda to improve end of life care.
To register as an End of Life Care Champion click here
Apply to become an End of Life Clinical Lead
- Specialist End of Life Care Network Lead Job Description
- Generalist End of Life Care Network Lead Job Description
Application form click here
To apply to be a candidate for the elections to the posts of clinical lead please submit your application by 5pm 16th June 2014. Your application should include a summary of why you wish to be considered, what experience you bring to the role, what you think would be your key strengths in the role and the priority areas for improvement in end of life care you would want to progress (max 250 words).
Key tasks the successful candidates will be expected to undertake include:
- To co-Chair the Expert Reference Group for End of Life Care in the South West and task and finish groups set up to oversee projects within the region.
- To develop, implement plans, monitor progress and evaluate impact of embedding the Priorities for Care of the Dying Person and other relevant responses published by the Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People across the region.
- To agree objectives, actions and timelines for key End of Life care priorities for the network area, which align with the Ambitions for End of Life Care (the refreshed End of Life care strategy).
- To contribute towards delivering the Ambitions for End of Life Care locally and nationally by:
- committing to participate in the quarterly meetings of the National Palliative and End of Life Care Network leads
- sharing good practice and information, working collaboratively with peers across the country
- collectively working to deliver the agreed priority actions for NHS England within the Ambitions for End of Life Care.
- To develop a realistic and sustainable plan for continuing to improve end of life care beyond April 2015 in the South West.
What is the timetable for the election of clinical leads for End of Life Care?
|16th June – 5pm||Close of nominations for the posts of clinical lead|
|20th June||Polls open for the election of clinical leads, all champions registered will be entitled to one vote. Voting will be done electronically via the SCN website|
|4th July – 5pm||Polls close for the election of Clinical leads|
|7th July||Clinical Leads announced|
|15th July||First meeting of the Expert Reference Group|
How will my organisation be paid if I am successfully appointed a clinical lead?
Funding from the National End of Life and Palliative Care Network has been provided for the appointment of two Clinical Leads as follows:
- 0.1 wte Clinical network lead specialist palliative care (consultant grade) to provide joint clinical leadership and specialist input and advice to network
- 0.1 wte Clinical network lead generalist end of life care to provide joint clinical leadership and generalist input and advice to network
Following the election the successful candidates current employing organisations will be reimbursed for the time spent on these roles for the above amount. Please note the SCN does not employ direct, employing organisations will need to invoice for payment.