Here in the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) Critical Care Department, we are offering an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, passionate, visionary and motivated individual to join our current senior team as a Clinical Operational Lead for Critical Care.
This role is offered on a full time (37.5 hours per week) and fixed term basis for three months.
The Critical Care Department is made up of 4 units, Cardiac, Neuro, General Intensive Care and the surgical high dependency unit, with a total of 63 beds for our critically ill patients. We are a regional service for both cardiac and neurological services and additionally we are the regionally trauma centre, and support 24hour emergency patient pathways.
The post holder will be a key member of the senior team, working collaboratively with Matron, Deputy Care Group Manager, Care Group Manager, Clinical Lead and Senior Nursing team. On a daily basis you will be fundamental and provide a pivotal role to the operational running of the department, working with key stakeholder’s across the organization. The ability to build and maintain effective productive relationships is key, so demonstrable success in this area is required. You will also need to be highly organised, with excellent planning skills including own time management and that of others. The post holder will be driven by ensuring the provision of consistent, high quality care in a safe, effective and efficient manner.
We are looking for applicants with significant senior clinical experience, able to demonstrate extensive experience of managing staff, awareness of budget management and change projects. Applicants will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to develop and motivate effective teams, will be able to demonstrate a ‘can do’ attitude and innovative leadership style and actively contribute to the clinical governance agenda. In addition, the applicant will need to demonstrate continuing professional development and a strong commitment to developing others. Will be educated at degree level and desirable will have commenced their MSc academic pathway.
As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.
As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.
UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.
Interviews will be held on Friday, 22 January 2021.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.