Nursing - Divisional Deputy Director of Nursing - Medicine Division

  • Department Nursing
  • Salary £53,168.00 – £62,001 per annum
  • Closing Date 23/06/2021
  • Location SaTH NHS
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 8b
  • Job ref 223-DDD-129-A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Trust’s On Call Manager rota)

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Medicine Division at both The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford for a Divisional Deputy Director of Nursing for Medicine.? This post is part of the Division’s leadership team and is to support and deputise for the Divisional Director of Nursing for Medicine. Providing and delivering professional and operational leadership for Nursing within the Division, including devising, implementing and reviewing strategies for the development of clinical practice, education, and management and quality issues.

The post holder will participate in the Trust’s On Call Manager rota

If there is a high volume of applicants this vacancy may close early.

Main duties of the job

The post requires someone with the ability to think and act strategically, set direction in a complex environment and manage relationships with a wide range of senior colleagues. You will have high level analytical, problem-solving and communication skills, and a strong understanding of clinical speciality management across several specialities at once. You will have experience of delivering programmes of work and leading teams.? 

With excellent communication skills you will need to be able to establish your credibility at all levels internally and externally, and be able to quickly build relationships within your own team and the wider organisation. Engaging the team on our Journey to Outstanding with a flexible can do attitude using Pathway to Excellence principles and methodology in order for our teams to have a voice, feel valued and invested.? 


Working for our organisation

The post holder will be pivotal to the delivery of high quality, safe, effective, person-centered care consistent with the Trust values, using available resources effectively and efficiently, and supporting achievement of the Trust’s vision and strategic objectives.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person specification

Qualifications and training

Essential criteria

Recent NHS Experience
Current practising Registered practitioner with appropriate professional body
Evidence of Master’s level study or equivalent professional qualification
Evidence of continuous professional and management development

Previous or relevant experienc

Essential criteria

Senior leadership experience
Evidence of working in partnership with internal and external stakeholders
Experience of leading the implementation of service improvement, complex change management programmes at a management level
Evidence of effective resource management
Able to demonstrate the use of evidence when decision making
Experience of measuring and evaluating outcomes in order to secure improvement

Aptitudes and Skills

Essential criteria

People management skills
Financial acumen
Ability to develop relationships and influence a range of stakeholders
Clear commitment to quality and attention to detail
Ability to sustain performance under pressure
Demonstrates an understanding of relevant research and its application to practice including current NHS Policies, National Service Frameworks, NICE guidelines and the service improvement agenda.

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria

Ability to support development of positive team culture.
Ability to develop concise written reports which convey highly complex messages simply

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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