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Job Description

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the nursing team at ELHT, managing nursing staff and other personnel working within the Division of Surgery. The successful applicant will be expected to work with a team of senior Managers to provide safe, personal, effective care to patients with complex surgical needs. The successful candidate will also be expected to support our Surgical Assessment Unit (STU). This unit offers care to patients referred from the Emergency Department and Primary Care. Patients are assessed and treatment plans initiated, then referred to specialty teams and either discharged home or admitted to appropriate wards. With fast turnover, this unit cares a variety of patients with General Surgical, Orthopaedic, Urology and Max-Fax/ENT presentations. The ethos of STU is to mirror the ED four hour target to see, treat and refer or discharge within the four-hour target to ensure patients receive the best care in a timely manner.

The post offers excellent opportunities to someone with an acute background who is looking for a challenge; excellent service improvement skills and a vision to provide the highest care to our patients.

General Duties
To be responsible and accountable for the overall clinical and operational day-to-day delivery of clinical standards of care and the management of the nursing workforce, in accordance with set objectives, targets, quality standards, controls and resource constraints, that ensures the delivery of a high quality, patient centred service that meets patient need.
The successful candidate will be expected to manage all aspects of the nursing workforce, supporting over 200 nurses to deliver care.
The quality agenda is paramount and the successful candidate is expected to continue the fantastic work that is being undertaken.

Whilst not exhaustive, some of the key roles are listed below:

Develop and maintain communication with people on complex matters, issues and ideas and/or in complex situations

Develop oneself and contribute to the development of others

Maintain and develop an environment and culture that improves health, safety and security.
Appraise interpret and apply suggestions recommendations and directives to improve services.

Contribute to improving quality

Promote equality and value diversity.

Plan, deliver and evaluate interventions and or treatments when there are complex issues and/or serious illness

Test and review new concepts, models, methods practices products and equipment,

Coordinate, monitor and review the use of financial resources

Plan, develop, monitor and review the recruitment, deployment and management of people

Facilitate the development of capacity and capability.

We are looking for someone who has significant experience of managing people, has extensive nursing background and has excellent leadership qualities. Whilst not essential, experience of managing a large team would be beneficial. Someone who is prepared for a challenge, forward thinking and prepared to manage change in a large organisation on a journey to become the best in the North West.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Jonathan Smith
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Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application.

Please note that the salary advertised is for full time hours. If this post is less than 375 hours per week, the salary will be pro-rata.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer, committed to improving the working lives of our staff and operates a 'Zero Tolerance' policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment. In addition, our aim is to help protect children and vulnerable adults by providing a first-class service to the recruitment of people into positions of trust.

Reasonable Adjustments: Support is available to candidates with disabilities when applying for vacancies. For more information on reasonable adjustments please contact our Recruitment Team by any of the following methods:
By telephone  ( Phone number removed ) 
or email ( Email address removed )
or write to Employment Services, Parkview Offices, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, BB2 3HH

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

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