Band 8A - Deputy Head of Operational Services - Emergency Medicine

Job details
Posting date: 14 April 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £47,544 - £53,459 pa inc HCA
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 14 May 2021
Location: Watford, WD18 0HB
Company: West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 3087255/360-F-9565

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A Vacancy at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

We are looking for an extremely well organised person who is a team player with excellent communication skills and a professional manner to become our Deputy Head of Operational Services. The successful candidate must have a wealth of bed management experience in an acute hospital and currently be registered with the NMC as a registered Nurse.

This is a small team and this opportunity has been created to help in adding additional resilience to the leadership of the Operational Services team who work 365 24/7, due to the size of the team flexibly around working patterns and covering of additional shifts is expected but the core hours of this post are Monday to Friday 10.00-18.00.

This post will also fulfil the role of Manager of the Day for our Emergency Department two days per day.

This job will provide and maintain a high quality clinical care for patients, providing specialist advice, support and expertise to ward teams out of hours as required. The post holder will provide a senior shop floor presence every day liaising with the Operational Services Team and Nursing and Medical colleagues to ensure patient flow is maintained throughout the hospital primarily targeting emergency points of entry into the hospital.

The job can be pressurised at times and ability to multi-task is imperative. IT skills are essential and knowledge of trust software would be helpful, however training will be provided. Accuracy and attention to detail are required and good literacy skills. The job can be very busy at times and experience of dealing with difficult situations is a must. Confidentiality is of the utmost importance in this post.

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are due for completion by 2025 or soon after. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

There are also plans for a digital transformation, new models of care and a multi-storey car park. As well as this, the trust which won the UK Best Employer Award (Nursing Times 2019) is applying for teaching hospital status in recognition of its wide and well-renowned role in educating doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities, if you need help please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion

This advert closes on Wednesday 28 Apr 2021

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