Nursing - Department Manager - Outpatients Ophthalmology

  • Department Outpatients Ophthalmology
  • Salary £38,890.00 – £44,503 per annum
  • Closing Date 06/06/2020
  • Location Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-NHM-273
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Secondment
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week
  • Contact Emma Barber - Matron Scheduled Care (Ophthalmology, Trauma & Orthopaedics)
  • Email
  • Telephone 01743261000 Ext 3411/3209 or Mobile via Switchboard

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 12 month secondment for the role of Department Manager in Ophthalmology at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital.  The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate continuing professional development relevant to the specialty with proven experience of working in a Band 6 post within an Outpatient setting.

The role of the Department Manager provides strong clinical leadership to the whole team whilst being a role model and a champion in clinical excellence.  The successful candidate will lead and manage a clinical team whilst delivering the highest quality evidence based care and promoting effective clinical risk management. They must also proactively and manage departmental safety issues including risk in accordance with regulation whilst embedding a safe working environment compliant with all policies and procedures

The Department Manager will be expected to champion the Trust values whilst acting as a professional role model, leading, coaching and mentoring staff promoting the adoption of evidence based practice, innovation and culture of openness demonstrating excellent communication skills.

The successful candidate must play a lead role in the on-going development of ophthalmic services within the Trust.  

We are seeking a committed, enthusiastic and a highly organised individual who can respond appropriately to and deal with the many conflicting priorities of the Outpatient environment whilst actively coordinating and monitoring clinical activities to ensure efficient and effective utilisation of resources.  You will be required to provide continuity in dealing with and overseeing operational management issues on a daily basis whilst being fully supported by the Matron for the department.

This post provides an excellent career opportunity for someone who is clinically credible, enthusiastic, motivated and keen to develop the department to support the necessary future changes in service provision and delivery.

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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