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Deputy Head of Nursing - ITAPS

Job Reference: 358-3085433-SR

University Hospitals of Leicester
Intensive Care Theatres Anaesthetics Pain and Sleep
Working across all three hospital sites, Leicestershire
£53,168 - £62,001 pro rata

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

As Deputy Head of Nursing, you will be part of the ITAPS senior Clinical Management Group team that leads and manages a diverse range of clinical services and professionals.

Our Intensive Care Units and Theatre departments have had recent investments to prepare us for the longer term reconfiguration of the Trust with exciting new builds on the horizon. Our Intensive Care Units are funded to provide circa 50 beds across the Trust and our Theatre ODP and Nursing teams normally deliver over a hundred thousand sessions in more than 50 operating theatres covering a diverse range of specialities that are often exemplars of surgical practice within the region.

Our CMG manages Pain services including the Trusts inpatient acute pain team alongside the chronic and outpatient pain and also the Sleep studies department. Our nursing teams also provide trust wide patient care to adult inpatients, via our Out of Hours Response Team, and our Deteriorating Adult Response Team.

As a Deputy Head of Nursing you will of course be required to provide a highly visible presence to all our Nursing and ODP teams and lead our Matrons/Lead Practitioners to deliver high quality, safe patient care. But in additional we also need our senior Nursing and Allied Health Professional teams to work on delivering the wider agenda including shared decision making, growing leadership skills, professional development and well-being for staff.

You will be required to work with, and deputise for the Head of Nursing and together with our Operational and Clinical teams balance managing day-to-day quality, safety and risk agendas while also ensuring that as a CMG we are planning for future developments, preparing for change and innovation in Nursing and ODP workforce and practice all within financial controls.

The Head and Deputy will be leading on standards using governance frameworks for patient and public involvement, triangulation of patient feedback, audit, education, policies and guidelines, safeguarding and infection prevention for the ITAPS CMG.

The Deputy Head of Nursing will be a senior leader within the Trust and be required to undertake wider responsibilities such as CMG on-call commitments and tactical command.

All this means that we are looking for an inspiring and motivated nurse, committed to the delivery of high standards of compassionate care and with the ability to challenge and influence practice. You will be a champion of the Nursing, ODP and Allied Healthcare Professions and challenge the status quo of healthcare delivery.

You will need to have experience of leading nursing and clinical services as well as a proven track record putting safety, quality and patient experience at the heart of all you do.

If you have the drive, ambition and passion to make a difference then we would welcome your application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jason Loughran, Head of Nursing via or 0116 258 7236

Please contact Jason Loughran for further details.

You may like to book an appointment to discuss the opportunity further by contacting the ITAPS Team PA on 0116 258 7504

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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