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Chief Nurse

Job Reference: 253-1119-2093134

Employer:
Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Nursing
Location:
NHS Jobs, Dudley
Salary:
Circa £140,000 pa

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do to offer a high quality patient experience in a caring and supportive environment. This aligns with our vision of providing safe, caring and effective services because people matter.

This is an opportunity to join an NHS organisation that inspires its staff to innovate, with support and encouragement to continually develop. In return you will have the opportunity to inspire exemplary support for our patients.

We expect all of our staff to demonstrate the Trust values of Care, Respect and Responsibility.

CARE

We believe healthcare is better when provided by supported and dedicated staff, so if you are innovative, forward thinking and dedicated to high quality patient care come and join our amazing team.

RESPECT

Our Trust gives its staff a voice and empowers its employees to be involved in service innovation and change as well as achieving their personal goals and aspirations. We want staff to always feel valued and respected and know they can make a difference to our patients.

RESPONSIBILITY

As a responsible employer we strive to promote a healthy and safe environment and to ensure a positive experience for all. We work hard to create a culture of engagement and inclusivity where colleagues believe in and live by our values. We engage with our staff in an open and transparent way by listening, being honest and working together to achieve our aims. We firmly believe in the ability of our colleagues to help us shape our services so that our values are at the centre of everything we do.

Be part of our journey of continuous improvement, come and join us at the Dudley Group.


We are an organisation with a reputation for leading the way in innovation and quality improvement and are seeking to appoint an exceptional and inspirational Chief Nurse to join our team and work with us to shape the future direction of nursing. We are looking for someone who can build on our achievements and help us develop our vision of driving service improvement, innovation and transformation.

The position requires an outstanding individual who can provide a clear vision and passion for delivering and enhancing exceptional patient care and experience, and the desire to provide professional leadership and develop our nursing, midwifery and AHP workforce. You will act as a role model with the ambition and leadership qualities to engage and inspire all our healthcare staff, ensuring continual commitment to the improvement of our high quality, safe services and the experience of all of our patients.

Joining at a pivotal time as we continue to develop and transform our services, you will be heavily involved in work internally, contributing to the strategic and corporate direction of the Trust as an integral and influential part of our supportive and ambitious executive team, as well playing an important role in the wider-system.

This challenging but exciting opportunity should be an attractive one for a high-performing, experienced acute nursing professional with a good track record of working in settings of appropriate scale and successful transformation of the delivery of clinical services. We are looking for someone who can demonstrate the drive and commitment needed to bring about lasting and effective reform in how care is provided.

Please apply by:

  1. Completing the short application form and attaching a full CV which demonstrates your ability to meet the criteria contained in the role description and candidate specification.
  2. Provide a supporting statement within the application form of no more than the equivalent of 2 pages (A4) highlighting your motivations for applying, the aspects of the role description and work of the Trust thatparticularly attracts you to the post, how you will meet the challenges of the role and how you, as a memberof the Board team, will contribute to our future.
  3. Please also provide the name and email address details of two referees within the application form.
  4. Complete the Fit and Proper Person Requirements self-declaration attached to the advert.

Based in the heart of the Black Country, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust is a main provider of acute and community services to the populations of Dudley, significant parts of the Sandwell borough and smaller, but growing, communities in South Staffordshire and Wyre Forest. We employ around 4200 staff and have a turnover of around £350m.

The Trust serves a population of around 450,000 people from three hospital sites at Russells Hall Hospital, Guest Outpatient Centre in Dudley and Corbett Outpatient Centre in Stourbridge and provides the full range of secondary care services and some specialist services for the wider populations of the Black Country and West Midlands region. We also provide specialist adult community based care in patients’ homes and in more than 40 centres in the Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council community.

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do to offer a high quality patient experience in a caring and supportive environment. This aligns with our vision of providing safe, caring and effective services because people matter.

This is an opportunity to join an NHS organisation that inspires its staff to innovate, with support and encouragement to continually develop. In return you will have the opportunity to inspire exemplary support for our patients.

We expect all of our staff to demonstrate the Trust values of Care, Respect and Responsibility.

CARE

We believe healthcare is better when provided by supported and dedicated staff, so if you are innovative, forward thinking and dedicated to high quality patient care come and join our amazing team.

RESPECT

Our Trust gives its staff a voice and empowers its employees to be involved in service innovation and change as well as achieving their personal goals and aspirations. We want staff to always feel valued and respected and know they can make a difference to our patients.

RESPONSIBILITY

As a responsible employer we strive to promote a healthy and safe environment and to ensure a positive experience for all. We work hard to create a culture of engagement and inclusivity where colleagues believe in and live by our values. We engage with our staff in an open and transparent way by listening, being honest and working together to achieve our aims. We firmly believe in the ability of our colleagues to help us shape our services so that our values are at the centre of everything we do.

Be part of our journey of continuous improvement, come and join us at the Dudley Group.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 20th November 2019.

The interview date is Friday 29th November 2019.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For a confidential discussion, please contact Helen Benbow, Executive Assistant to Diane Wake, Chief Executive at helen.benbow@nhs.net or call 01384 321012.




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We are committed to equal opportunities and want to ensure our workforce is representative of the population we serve. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. It is essential we understand our demographics so we can monitor our performance on being an equal opportunity employer. On application the shortlisting manager will not see this criteria and therefore it cannot be part of their decision making. Please ensure you complete your equal opportunities questions for us and help us to make sure everyone is welcome.

The Trust is committed to employing people with disabilities. It is the Trust’s policy to interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum ‘essential’ criteria as identified on the person specification. To ensure we know you have a disability, please inform us under the appropriate section on the application form.

By submitting an application for a position with our Organisation that requires registration with a professional body, you authorise us to make the required employer checks on your professional registration status.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

We are a fully non-smoking Trust.


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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