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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/03/2021.

Band 7 Clinical Lead – Rapid Response

Job Reference: 304-41365LF2

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Solihull Community Services
£38,890 - £44,503 pa

“Defined by our people”

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, employing over 20,000 staff and treating over 2.8 million people per year. We have more than 2,700 beds across all our sites with the main hospital services being based at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and other services based at Birmingham Chest Clinic and Solihull community health premises.

As the Trust is a multi-site organisation you may be required to work at any of the Trust sites and you may need to change your normal place of work, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, as a result of development or reorganisation of Trust services.

UHB has an international reputation for its quality of care, information technology, clinical education and training and research and provides a wide range of services including highly specialised regional and national services. The Trust is a designated Major Trauma Centre, operates Europe’s largest Critical Care Unit and Organ Transplant Service and, through its hosting of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, provides a full range of medical services to injured military personnel.

Our core purposes are excellent clinical quality, patient experience, workforce, research and innovation and our vision is “To Build Healthier Lives”.

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Switchboard: 0121 627 2000 and for Non-Medical (inc. Nursing) Ext. 16800, Doctors & Dentists Ext. 18384 or 18395, Bank posts 0121 371 8280.

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Clinical Lead – Rapid Response

Full time – 37.5 hours/week

Division 7 was established in August 2020 in response to the increasing focus on system working across Birmingham and Solihull between our health and social care partners. The Division brings together Solihull Community Services, our Discharge Hubs across all our acute hospital sites and UHBs intermediate care beds into a single management structure. Division 7 also works closely with Division 3 on the strategy and delivery of OPAL, the multidisciplinary interface service based at our hospital front-doors.

In addition the Division is leading the Trust’s work in primary care both in terms of the management of its first General Practice and the establishing collaborations with interested GP organisations and the redesign of clinical pathways as well as opportunities for closer integration.

An opportunity has arisen for an innovative and experienced Senior Nurse to join our forward thinking community nursing team. You will be responsible for providing operational, clinical and professional leadership to the Rapid Response service and COVID-19 community outbreak swabbing team. This role will also play a vital role in the integration of services within Division 7 and external key stakeholders

You will need to have experience in leading and managing multi-professional teams, a sound knowledge of community services and be able to form effective partner relationships within and outside of the Trust. An innovative approach is essential; constantly seeking better ways of working to improve outcomes for patients, drive quality and meet performance requirements. You will have a highly visible presence and ensure that the needs of the patients are placed on the centre of care delivery. In conjunction with the senior nursing team you will ensure that staff will feel supported and thrive within the clinical areas, providing evidenced based quality care to every patient.

For your information assessment process operates in two stages. If you are shortlisted for the post you will be invited to an assessment centre and if you successfully complete the assessment, you will then be invited to attend a panel interview.

For further information and discussion around potential flexible working options and secondment opportunities please contact Lucy Wood, Early Intervention Matron on 07500 818 192

All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Successful candidates will be automatically enrolled onto the Trust staff bank UHB+.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc. will be given.

Internal applicants who are interested in accessing professional support for interview preparation should read the attached Aspire document.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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