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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/05/2021.

Medical Director - Operations

Job Reference: 415-A-21-35031

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust



***Please note that all applications will require a CV and covering letter to be uploaded***

** The management component of the role will be subject to agreement as part of the recruitment process but will have supplementary clinical PAs allocated to ensure at least a full time(i.e 10PA) allocation.**

We are pleased to announce that we are recruiting to two new Medical Director – Operations (MDO) posts, one for Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) and one for Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E). These are new, senior and high-profile roles accountable to the Chief Medical Officer.

The Medical Director - Operations (MDO) will provide extensive support and leadership to enable the delivery of the principal responsibilities of the CMO role. On behalf of the CMO, the MDO is responsible for the overall development and leadership of the medical, dental and scientific workforce and will be responsible for supporting the development of Trust strategy, critical to our organisations’ effectiveness.

The MDO for NDHT will be responsible for the successful delivery of specific areas within the wider remit and portfolio of the CMO role, which will be identified on appointment and confirmed in the objectives set in the PDR. The MDO will work closely with the Deputy Medical Director – Safety and Professional Standards* to ensure an aligned and collaborative approach to the delivery of the total responsibilities within the CMO portfolio. These may include responsibilities from the broad range outlined below;

• Professional leadership of medical, dental and scientific workforce

• Medicines management and management of controlled drugs

• Strategic programmes/projects as directed by the CMO

• Primary Care Partnerships

• Research and development

• Patient facing Mental Health

• Clinical quality, patient safety and clinical effectiveness*

Mortality and learning from deaths*

• Radiation safety*

• Medical education*

• Information governance*

The post holder will form a key part of the Trust sub executive triumvirate, comprising this post, Director of Nursing and Director of Operations; providing direction and leadership for the Trusts clinical leadership and operational teams. They will work closely with members of the Joint Executive Team.

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate who has a proven track record of transformational leadership of services and enabling culture change in teams. Evidence of collaborative working with partner organisations resulting in successful innovation and change is required, as is the ability to articulate and demonstrate leadership that enables diversity in all its forms to thrive.

Candidates should have current GMC registration, experience as practicing as a senior clinician in a leadership role and evidence of working at senior management level of large/complex organisations.

An inspirational leadership style with credibility, respect and knowledge; and the ability to manage people well is essential.

This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

Pay award due with effect from Thursday 1st April 2021, implementation pending NHS Employers publication.

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