Updated: Nov 7
Creating your Primary Care Network Digital Transformation Lead Job Description and 90-day objectives is set to be one of our most popular blogs this year. This blog can be accessed here. In this blog, we presented a JD which would sit alongside the PCN Management role as a separate position.
However, many PCNs would like to see a JD which combines the PCN Manager role with some of the Digital and Transformation Lead responsibilities, as many PCN Managers in the post are already undertaking these responsibilities and are not being recognised at the recommended Digital and Transformation Lead pay grade or protected by the same terms and conditions as other ARRS roles.
Here is what your updated JD could look like with a few modifications.
DISCLAIMER | THIS IS AN EXAMPLE
This is just an example, and we are not saying this is what everyone should do.
There are many job descriptions you can review on NHS jobs to give you other ideas.
Primary Care Network Digital and Transformation Lead
The Digital Transformation Lead will report to the PCN Clinical Director
The role will line manage the PCN team, which currently sits at XX and is set to increase to xx IN 2023/24
Objectives of the role
The objective of the Digital and Transformation Lead is to provide a central source of leadership and management to aid service transformation for our population.
The ideal candidate will need to be proactive, have a passion for Primary Care, and have a proven track record in delivering Primary Care improvements.
The remit of this role is broad and will require attention to detail in delivering high-quality day-to-day operations.
To lead and develop a strategic plan that includes a robust digital infrastructure
To clarify objectives and priorities for network delivery in line with operational capacity, financial parameters and contract requirements
Promote the engagement of all PCN practices and act as an ambassador for the network.
To proactively build relationships with system leaders to help influence proactive and new models of care
To use business intelligence tools to aid data-driven decisions
To provide oversight and accountability to the delivery of PCN contracts and specifications
Coordinate training and development of PCN staff
Identify and record risks and issues and develop contingency plans with Network Leads
Ensure all relevant national strategies, policies, targets, and frameworks are fully implemented
To drive issues through to resolution, acting as a point of expertise
To implement network-based projects
Finance and Governance
To support the collation of financial information
To monitor and check the accuracy of the submissions for the DES and contractual requirements
Compiling and presenting financial reports
To ensure that the PCN's physical and financial resources are managed and maintained for maximum effectiveness.
To ensure the PCN Maximises its business intelligence tools
Develops a continuous improvement approach to digital accessibility for our patients and workforce
Creates data packs to support decision-making that includes but is not limited to demand, capacity, utilisation data, staff and patient experience
To foster a culture of collaboration and promote learning to drive continuous improvement
To work as a flexible member of the PCN, providing support to other team members when necessary
Develop and deliver a communication plan using a wide variety of channels
To take an active role in the development and embedding of the PCN's culture, values and reputation
To represent the network at external meetings
HR and Workforce Planning
Support recruitment, induction and training of new PCN staff
Support recruitment which is aligned to a workforce plan
To facilitate progression for the PCN staff to promote retention
Other: Any responsibility identified during the course of the job. This is an evolving role, and the candidate will need to be flexible and adaptable.
You now have the following:
A JD which combines both the PCN Manager and Digital Transformation Lead responsibilities above
A checklist to help you decide if you even need any of this!https://www.thcprimarycare.co.uk/post/do-we-need-a-digital-and-transformation-lead
More about the author
I'm Tara; I am the founder of THC Primary Care, an award-winning healthcare consultancy specialising in Primary Care Network Management and the host of the Business of Healthcare Podcast, where we have now published over 250 episodes.
I have over 20 years of project management and business development experience across the private and public sectors, and I have supported over 120 PCNs by providing interim management, training and consultancy.
I have managed teams across multiple sites and countries; I have an MBA in Leadership and Management in Healthcare, I'm published in the London Journal of Primary Care, and I am the author of over 250 blogs.
I have 3 children. My eldest has Asthma, my middle child has a kidney condition called Nephrotic Syndrome, and my youngest daughter has Type 1 Diabetes, so outside of work, healthcare plays a huge role in my life.