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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/10/2019.

Chief Nursing Officer

Job Reference: 408-WUTH-19-633

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as “competent and caring staff” by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral’s only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of £337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible to major airports and has excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

An exciting opportunity has arisen, following the retirement of our previous postholder, for an enthusiastic, organised and motivated individual; we are seeking to appoint an exceptional Chief Nursing Officer who will play a key role in setting the direction for delivering excellent patient care, safety and experience for the Trust.

Our ambition is to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients and their families in our communities; as Chief Nursing Officer you will be integral to achieving this vision.

You will be required to provide professional leadership, in order to create a culture that enables nursing, midwifery & AHP staff to feel supported in their role. In addition you will provide advocacy, direction and advice to the Board on nursing, quality and patient experience.

Acting as an ambassador for nursing, you will take key role in the nursing workforce agenda, assuring quality and safety to deliver excellence in patient care.

You will build relationships and partnerships quickly across all levels of our staff, patients, partners and regulators and represent the Trust at regional or national events and networks for nursing, midwifery and AHP.

You will be a Trust Board director and will part of a dynamic executive team who are focused on delivering high quality care and making the organisation a great place to work.

If you have the skills and energy to make a significant impact then our Chief Executive, Janelle Holmes would like to hear from you.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Mr Nigel Macleod on 0151 604 7002



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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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