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Divisional Head of Operations - Clinical Services

Posted: 2 Oct 2020 Closes: 1 Nov 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom £63,751 - £87,754 p.a. dependant on experience
Permanent & Full-time NHS_LxInhX7CvKjl

Divisional Head of Operations - Clinical Services

Job Reference: 410-A-20-5827

Employer: Department: Clinical Services Management Location: Liverpool Salary: £63,751 - £87,754 p.a. dependant on experience

As the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the UK, we, at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, have a clear vision 'to be the best cardiothoracic integrated healthcare organisation'.

We provide specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine including adult cystic fibrosis and diagnostic imaging, both in the hospital and out in the community.

We serve a catchment area of 2.8 million people, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, and increasingly we receive referrals from outside these areas for highly specialised services such as aortics.

Heart and lung disease continue to be amongst the biggest killers in the UK and the communities we serve are marked by increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease, higher levels of heart failure, hypertension, coronary artery disease and an ageing population.

Our reputation for strong performance is important in delivering the best care for our patients and high quality clinical services. This is underpinned by a culture of research and innovation, delivered in modern estate and facilitated by technology. New and upgraded clinical areas are designed with patients and families fully involved to deliver their needs.

As part of our long term plan, we aim to form strong clinical and organisational relationships where possible. There is clear evidence that partnerships improve patient care and enhance quality and we aim to collaborate with a range of other providers and professionals with the aim to extending access and improve quality.

The Divisional Head of Operations is a significant and pivotal role in leading the division into the recovery and realignment of services following the challenges that Covid has brought to the NHS and wider systems. As an experienced leader you will have the confidence to challenge and drive high performing services within the division, alongside the triumvirate and clinical leaders, ensuring patient care and staff wellbeing is at the forefront of decisions.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a clear track record in the delivery of performance improvement and sustainability of operational delivery in challenging times.

You should have a good level of experience as a senior operational leader working across the health service and be able to demonstrate your influential leadership skills.

Informal enquiries should be made via:

Hayley Kendall, Chief Operating Officer - 0151 600 1791

Nigel Scawn, Associate Medical Director - 0151 600 1081

There is flexibility for this post to be set at either Band 8c or Band 8d dependent upon experience

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early. Therefore, interested applicants are advised to apply as early as possible.

Please review the job description and person specification carefully before applying to ensure that you meet the essential requirements for the post.

All applicants will be contacted and informed by email whether they were successfully shortlisted for interview.

As part of you pre-employment checks we will be required to obtain satisfactory references. We require at least one written reference from your current or most recent employer. We are only able to accept references from a professional work email address.

From April 2017 the Government plans to extend the requirement to provide a criminal record certificate to Tier 2 visa applicants coming to work in Education, Health and Social Care sectors and to their adult dependants.

If you are a Tier 2 visa applicant and you are coming to work in an occupation defined by the relevant Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code, you will be required to provide a criminal record certificate from any country you have lived in for 12 months or more in the last 10 years, this is also applicable for your adult dependants.

Employers are expected to implement the Care Certificate for all applicable new starters from April 2015. The Care Certificate aims to equip health and social care support workers with the knowledge and skills which they need to provide safe, compassionate care. We expect all new starters in clinical, patient facing posts (bands 1-4) to complete all 15 standards of the Care Certificate, within their first 6 months with the Trust.

Flexible Working applications will be considered in line the Trusts flexible working policies.

The Trust is a no-smoking site.

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