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Medical Director - Oldham Care Organisation

Job Reference: 236-COR-AC633-2019

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Oldham Care Organisation, Oldham

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be. This is a really exciting time to join our new team.

Medical Director – Oldham Care Organisation

A great opportunity has arisen within the Oldham Care Organisation for a new Medical Director to join our team.

The Northern Care Alliance (NCA)

Oldham Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance (NCA), an NHS Group which was formed by bringing together two NHS Trusts; Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. The NCA provides a range of healthcare services and serves over one million patients per year. The NCA has an operating budget of £1.3bn and 20,000 staff members, making it one of the largest NHS groups in the UK.

Oldham Care Organisation

The NCA is made up of four Care Organisations: Salford, Oldham, Bury/Rochdale and North Manchester. Each care organisation has a leadership team of directors who have clear accountability and authority to manage the day to day running of our hospitals and community services and enable the safe delivery of consistent, high quality care.

Each Care Organisation leadership team consists of a Medical Director, a Director of Nursing, a Director of Operations and a Finance Director. This site-based operational management model helps strengthen and improve senior leadership support at hospital-level. Leadership teams are able to focus on strengthening relationships and joint working across health and social care with local care partners including Local Authorities, local commissioners, and the local community and voluntary sector.

Lying to the northeast of Manchester, Oldham is a fantastic place to live and work and the borough has a unique identity all of its own. Set at the southern tip of the Pennines, Oldham has stunning countryside on its doorstep, whilst being just over 11km from the bright lights of the city of Manchester. Oldham has much to offer in terms of culture, landscape and many wonderful areas to live and work.

The Role

As we are moving towards providing fully integrated care, this is a chance to step into a Medical Director role as part of a senior leadership team that are shaping how we provide health and care to the local community. The Royal Oldham Hospital has approximately 2500 staff and is one of three specialist regional neonatal centres providing the highest level of intensive care to the smallest and most vulnerable babies. Oldham is also a designated high acuity centre for healthier together and is one of the 3 vascular centres in Greater Manchester.

We are looking for someone to join the team who will have a real passion for patient care and medical leadership. As we seek to improve patient pathways, the involvement and engagement of our clinicians will be critical and we need a strong leader to be able to inspire and influence staff at all levels. Our values (Patient & People Focus, Respect, Accountability, Continuous Improvement) are incredibly important to us and you will be expected to role model these as a senior leader in the organisation. You will work with the Director of Nursing to drive quality improvement and ensure quality governance is a key part of the everyday at Oldham.

You will be a full and active member of part of the Board of the Oldham Care Organisation and contribute to medical leadership across the wider Northern Care Alliance. The Medical Director role is a demanding but exciting role and we will discuss with the successful candidate the amount of clinical activity they wish to maintain.

If you are looking for your first step into a Medical Director role this could be the one for you – an opportunity to make a real contribution to delivering what is challenging change at the same time as playing a critical role in the local community.

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups, individuals with disabilities and women are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Nic Firth, Chief Officer and Director of Nursing for Oldham Care Organisation

0161 627 8762

Chris Brookes, Executive Medical Director

0161 206 4657.

If you are applying to work for Salford Royal it is important that you are aware of the following:

The Trust has four core values which are a focus for how our staff and volunteers work with each other and care for patients.

These shared values (patient and customer focus, continuous improvement. Accountability and respect) help us to work together to continuously improve the organisation and our staff.

As part of the recruitment process (application form and interview) you will be assessed to see if you meet the Trust Values

If you have a disability please ensure you read additional information for disabled applicants.

Please be advised that the Trust will not re-imburse any expenses incurred by candidates for attending interview.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply would require immigration sponsorship. You can self assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorhip for this post please visit the UKBA website.

Please note that if you are short listed for interview you will be contacted via email and it is important that you check your email regularly.

Service details will be requested electronically from the previous employer for applicants who have NHS service

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