Doctors - Divisional Medical Director - Surgery, Anaesthetics and Cancer

  • Department Surgery, Anaesthetics and Cancer
  • Salary £99,532 - £131,964 per annum
  • Closing Date 26/05/2024
  • Interview Date 10/06/2024
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade Consultant
  • Job ref 223-MD3004
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract 3 Years Fixed Term
  • Hours 4 Programmed Activities

Job overview

We are seeking to appoint a Divisional Medical Director for Surgery, Anaesthetics and Cancer. The post holder will be operationally accountable to the Chief Operating Officer and professionally accountable to the Medical Director. The post holder will be a member of the Medical Leadership Team. The Surgical, Anaesthetics and Cancer Divisional Medical Director is responsible for the strategic clinical leadership of the Division, for driving continuous service improvement and ensuring the effective delivery and productivity of clinical services. The post holder will be professionally and managerially responsible for all other medical staff within the Division and overall lead for appraisal, job planning and professional development for the Division. The post holder will ensure that clinical regulatory targets and compliance for clinical quality, risk and governance standards are met.

Main duties of the job

Duties will include:

  • Provide overall leadership and management to all of the Division’s medical staff including doctors in training within the Division.
  • Ensure that the Trust’s strategic vision, objectives, policies, values and behaviours are embedded and upheld by all medical staff within the Division.
  • Provide strategic advice and input to the Divisional Director and Divisional Board to support the development of robust Divisional Plans.
  • Drive service and quality improvement & innovation, and the application of best practice pathways.
  • Ensure effective medical input is designed into and consistently delivered to end-to-end pathways.
  • To encourage and support innovative practice change in all aspects of the Trust’s operations.
  • To actively support the development of an empowered culture which supports operational implementation of the Trust’s strategy and vision.
  • Promote collaboration, openness, devolution and accountability, involvement and equality of opportunity at all levels.
  • To promote, through personal conduct, the Trust’s values and leadership behaviours, thereby helping to develop and enhance the necessary cultural change.

Working for your organisation

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.

Encompassing some of the most picturesque parts of England and Wales, the Trust’s catchment stretches from the Cambrian Mountains in the west, to Newport and the fringes of the Black Country in the east. The main towns include: Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch (in Shropshire); Newport, Telford and Wellington (in Telford & Wrekin); and Newtown and Welshpool (in Powys) – all beautiful and unique.

Our main service locations are the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in Shrewsbury which are located 20 minutes’ drive apart. Together they provide 99% of our activity. Both hospitals provide a wide range of acute hospital services including accident & emergency, outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.

We also provide services such as consultant-led outreach clinics at the Wrekin Community Clinic, Telford, the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital,  Gobowen and the Bridgnorth, Ludlow and Whitchurch Community Hospitals.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Divisional Medical Director (Divisional MD) will work with the Divisional Director of Operations (DDO) and Divisional Director of Nursing/Midwifery, AHPs and Quality (DDNM) in a triumvirate management structure. The Divisional MD is expected to take accountability for the Division, working jointly with the triumvirate including the delivery of agreed local and national quality and performance standards within budgetary and resource availability. The successful candidates will also assist the Director Divisional Director of Operations in supporting the Trust’s role as a key player in providing high quality health services in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid-Wales and to help guide the Trust in maximising its commercial opportunities and strengthening its collaborative partnership working.

The Divisional MD will also have responsibility for the strategic development of clinical services within the division and with colleagues, the delivery of that strategy.  The Divisional MD will ensure that services adopt a continuous improvement approach. Together with the other members of the triumvirate, the Divisional MD will provide clinical leadership to the Division, ensuring that all clinical staff are aligned with the Division's and Trust's objectives and are working in effective multi-disciplinary/multi-professional teams.

The Divisional MD will work with the DDNM to ensure that robust systems for clinical governance are implemented and maintained for all services.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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