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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/05/2022.

Clinical Director - Integrated Community Services

Job Reference: 152-S027.22

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
Sentinel House
Consultant: £84,559 - £114,003 or GP

At Dorset HealthCare we’re on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We’re a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We like to do things differently here – it’s one of the reasons the CQC rated us ‘outstanding’ in 2019. It’s also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you’re looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, a vibrant urban location, thriving seaside spot, or the among the rolling hills of a stunning rural setting, there are a lot of ways you can make a difference in our local communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future – we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you’ll be part of a strong team. You’ll challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know. And you’ll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

We are looking for an exceptional Clinical Director to play a lead role in developing our culture which encourages innovation and learning, at all levels, supporting and delivering the Trust’s objectives. You will provide operational clinical leadership as part of both the Operational and Medical Leadership Teams.

Being highly organised and collaborative, you’ll work closely with the Service Director and Head of Nursing, and alongside the Deputy Medical and Nursing Directors, to clinically lead service improvement within Integrated Community Services and as part of Trust-wide transformation.

We are at an exciting phase in our organisation’s planned transformation, and we want you to be part of the clinical leadership team that shapes and implements our Trust’s Clinical strategy and vision, in this new Clinical Director role.

This post is one of two key Clinical leaders who will join the Operational and Medical Leadership Team at Dorset HealthCare, having operational, management and leadership responsibilities for all Trust services, and will be responsible for:

  • Quality in clinical care delivery, ensuring that regulatory and statutory standards are achieved
  • Contribute to and lead the development of new care pathways within the directorate as developed and specified by the Trust or any commissioning body (for example ICS, provider collaborative, network alliance etc)
  • The development of directorate strategic plans in partnership with the Service Director and in line with overall Trust strategy
  • Ensuring clinical engagement, taking responsibility for clinical governance, clinical safety and risk management
  • Taking a commercial and business approach to services, in partnership with the Service Director, which recognises and adapts to the needs of our service users
  • Providing clinical leadership, support and advice to managers and staff
  • Supporting the delivery of consistently high quality, responsive and cost-effective services

This is a 2½ to 3-day a week (5-6 PAs) position with the opportunity for the post holder to additionally hold a Clinical role within Dorset HealthCare. The successful candidate will be expected to spend some time at Trust Headquarters in Poole to support teams and services, with opportunities to work from home or other locations as required.

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If you would like a pre-application conversation with Kristin Dominy, Chief Operating Officer/Deputy CEO or Dr Faisil Sethi, Chief Medical Officer, please contact Debbie Ambrose on 01202 277083 or via email to

What working for us will provide:

  • 27 days of annual leave, rising to 33 over ten years
  • Excellent NHS pension scheme
  • Health and wellbeing services
  • Flexible working options, including family-friendly hours
  • Free training and one-to-one career coaching to reach your career goals
  • Preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and AHPs
  • Access to nine staff networks – have a voice and transform our Trust
  • Relocation costs where applicable
  • Salary sacrifice scheme opportunities – including childcare vouchers, car lease and cycle scheme, home technology equipment, and buying and selling annual leave
  • NHS discounts to save on your shopping, gym membership and more

Visit our careers website to learn more about our culture, staff stories, benefits, development programmes and opportunities.

What you need to do:

Before applying for this post, please do ensure that you have read the job description and person specification requirements. If you think you have everything we're looking for, then we'd love to hear from you, alternatively if you would like more information about the role please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Applicants who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome & will be considered alongside all other applications, where this is not possible you will not be able to apply for the role. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Further guidance can be found on the website.

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