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Acute Directorate Manager

Posted: 7 Oct 2020 Closes: 5 Nov 2020
Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust, Chester, United Kingdom £53,168 - £62,001 pa
Permanent & Full-time NHS_I3SmgooNXv22

Acute Directorate Manager

Job Reference: 210-COCH-20-682

Employer: Department: Urgent Care Location: Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust, Chester Salary: £53,168 - £62,001 pa

At the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust we pride ourselves on not only leading through clinical excellence, but also by creating an environment where all staff are valued and appreciated. The Trust has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality patient care and is nationally accredited at the highest levels in many areas, in particular clinical outcomes and patient safety.

Our Vision for the Trust is to deliver NHS care locally that makes our staff and our community proud. We want our patients to be assured they will receive care as rapidly as possible in a first-class environment that is Safe, Kind and Effective.

Our High Performance Culture will support everyone to be the best version of themselves by being true to our Trust vision, values and behaviors.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and organized individual to join the Urgent Care Division at the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. To succeed in the role you must have a reactive and flexible approach along with excellent communication skills. You will need to demonstrate the ability to lead a team and be able to meet challenging deadlines with consistency and rigor. You will need to possess an excellent knowledge of Emergency and Acute Medicine and their impact on the 4hr standard.

The Acute Directorate Manger role incorporates Emergency Medicine, Acute Medicine, Care of the Elderly Medicine & Stroke. The Emergency Department is currently in phase 2 of a multi-million pound development. The department see around 80k patients per annum and is classified as a trauma unit.

The Acute Medical Unit (AMU) is set across a traditional two ward footprint with a combined bed base of 38. Where we differ from other AMUs is that we have a wide variety of services offered. This includes a GP Assessment Unit (GPU) advanced care for critically ill patients, management of cardiac monitors, BiPap and chest drains to name a few.

Care of the Elderly currently consists of three inpatient wards; the team also care for patients on the Integrated Stroke Unit, inclusive of a Hyper Acute Stroke Bay, supported by a dedicated team of Stroke Coordinators and Therapists. The team also contribute and manage patients via the Trust Emergency Multidisciplinary Unit (EMU) a Frailty Unit based within the Emergency Department (ED), providing a MDT approach to elderly frail patients with non-acute presentations.

While working closely with the Divisional Director, you will ensure delivery of key performance indicators, national targets, efficiencies and robust financial management for the division.

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has retained the 40 Top Hospital award this year, and has achieved this every year since the award was instituted in 2001. Our aim is to be the preferred hospital of choice for patients. Chester is a beautiful historic Roman city, which also provides easy access to the North Wales countryside and coast.

It is an exciting opportunity to manage and develop inpatient and elective services working cross divisionally to improve patient pathways and patient flow. The clinical and management teams are challenging practice and developing services whilst providing excellent but highly efficient care for the patients that use our services.

We are looking for someone with a passion for being part of a team, who is not afraid to challenge, is proactive with the ability to resolve operational issues as well as being able listen empathically and move things forward, improving quality of services for patients.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name James Stevens

Job title Deputy Divisonal Director

Email address

Telephone number 01244365778

Additional contact information

Karen Townsend

Divisional Director Urgent Care


The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust consists of a 600 bedded large district General Hospital, which provides its services on the Countess of Chester Health Park, and a 64 bedded Intermediate Care Service at Ellesmere Port Hospital. The Trust has almost 4,000 staff and provides a range of medical services to more than 445,000 patients per year from areas covering Western Cheshire, Ellesmere Port, Neston and North Wales.

If subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975, then a disclosure submission will be made to the Disclosure & Barring service (formerly CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. The cost of the DBS application is £28 (standard) or £45 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

The Trust will not fund applications for Work Permits and Further Leave to Remain. Those requiring Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome & will be considered alongside all other applicants. However non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available, as the Trust is unlikely in this circumstance to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website

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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.

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