Job Title: Medical Director
Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer
Accountable to: CEO / Head of Clinical Services (on a day-to-day basis)
Accountable for: Caldicott, Revalidation, Medical Advisory Committee, Clinical Governance
- The Medical Director is a member of the management team and is expected to contribute to the overall strategic direction of the company.
- The postholder will provide clinical advice and information to the management team and advise and assist the CEO and Head of Clinical Services in the execution of their responsibilities for the management of the company in relation to clinical matters.
- The Medical Director will become the nominated Responsible Officer for all Independent Medical Practitioners undertaking work on behalf of the company.
- The Medical Director is the accountable officer for the demonstration of adequate assurance on quality and clinical governance for services provided by the company.The postholder will also ensure that systems are in place for the development of quality and the identification and minimisation of risk where standards fall below that required in conjunction with the Head of Clinical Services and the Head of Nursing.
This job description may evolve in discussion with the post holder and may be changed by mutual agreement from time to time.
Medical Director – Person Specification
Full GMC Registration
Medical Qualification and appropriate Royal College membership or Fellowship
Post Graduate Qualification in Clinical Governance
Postgraduate Medical Qualification
Evidence of continuous learning and professional development
Unblemished registration with the GMC
Skills and Experience
Substantial clinical experience at Consultant level or equivalent
Experience in medical management
Good reputation as a clinician and clinical leader with a proven track record of producing high quality results in the management and leadership of clinical services
Experience of building organisational capabilities
Experience of managing clinical governance
Previous Medical Director experience
Previous experience working within Abortion Services
Previous experience working within a Sexual Health Service.
Able to win “hearts” and “minds”
Able to lead and motivate clinicians to harness and nurture talent
High levels of tenacity, drive, enthusiasm and resilience to achieve goals and to see things through
Exceptional influencing and negotiating skills
Self-Management, Personal Integrity, Seizing the future, Political Astuteness, Intellectual Flexibility, Drive for Results, Collaborative Working, holding to Account, Drive for Improvement.
Relationship Building – Communicate effectively, be open and willing to help, courteous and nurture partnerships
Personal Credibility – Visible, approachable, courage, resilience, confident, role model, challenging bad behaviour, manage poor performance, act with honesty and integrity
Passion to Succeed – Client-centred, positive attitude, take pride, take responsibility, aspire for excellence
Harness Performance through Teams – Champion positive change, develop staff, actively listen and value contribution, feedback and empower staff and respect diversity.