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Head of Medical Staffing

Posted: 9 Oct 2020 Closes: 7 Nov 2020
Worthing, United Kingdom £53,168 - £62,001 per annum pro rata
Permanent & Full-time NHS_zfTGmjQyto9b

Head of Medical Staffing

Job Reference: 279-CPW4469

Employer: Department: medical staffing Location: Worthing Hospital, Worthing Salary: £53,168 - £62,001 per annum pro rata

Western Sussex Hospitals is a leading acute hospital trust, with rewarding career opportunities for caring, committed and innovative people, who wish to be valued for their work and empowered to improve the services we provide. Here are few reasons to join us:

Outstanding - we are the first acute hospital trust to have received the health watchdog's highest rating in all key inspection areas. CQC October 2019

Top 10 - Western Sussex Hospitals is one the best hospital trusts to work for, according to the NHS Staff Survey, and among the top ten trusts in England where staff are most likely to recommend the care their colleagues provide. (NHS Staff Survey 2018)

Leading organisation - Western Sussex Hospitals is led by NHS Chief Executive of the Year Dame Marianne Griffiths (HSJ Awards 2016 | No.1 HSJ Top CEO 2018 & 2019) and is renowned for outstanding care, excellent staff engagement, innovation and learning.

Location - our hospitals in Chichester, Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea are on the beautiful Sussex coast, between the beach and South Downs National Park. West Sussex has wonderful countryside, picturesque villages, vibrant towns, excellent schools and cultural amenities, as well as quick transport links to Brighton, London and beyond.

More about us - Western Sussex is an acute trust with three hospitals; Worthing Hospital and St Richard's in Chichester provide emergency, inpatient and outpatient care; and Southlands in Shoreham-by-Sea provides outpatient care and day surgery. Since April 2017, the senior leadership team has also managed neighbouring trust Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals.

Patient First - in 2015 the trust's Patient First programme was launched to empower colleagues to make lasting changes that benefit patients and to ensure we continue to improve patient care with lean management best practice at every level of the trust. Improvement huddles are just one example of extensive and ongoing cultural change that makes Western Sussex an exciting place to work.

This is a very exciting time to be joining the team and a great opportunity to develop your career further. Plans to merge with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals from 1 April 2021 are well advanced and are subject to the approval of the full business case later in the year. You will be working collaboratively across both organisations and from April 2021 will provide the single point of leadership for the medical staffing functions.

You will act as a senior expert in all aspects of medical staffing including remuneration and reward, terms and conditions, policy development and in the employment of medical staff and as such will work closely with the Medical Directors and Directors of Medical Education to provide appropriate support on technical issues. You will use their skills, experience and experience to take a long-term strategic view of the Trust's requirements on these issues and how these can be achieved. They will work closely with the Assistant Directors of HR.

The Head of Medical Staffing is the key contact between the Deanery and the Trusts regarding the employment of junior medical staff that will require them to work closely with the Postgraduate Medical Education departments. This also includes being the Trust's lead as a Single Based Employer for all GP trainees within West Sussex.

You will have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the employment and deployment of medical staff and have experience of leading successful teams. You may have gained this through an operational management background in the NHS, a professional HR route or by working in a trade union.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJennie ShoreJob titleHR DirectorEmail addressjennie.shore@nhs.netTelephone number01243 788122 x 33650

If we receive a high volume of applications, we may close adverts prior to the published closing date. Therefore, we advise you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible. Candidates shortlisted for interview will be informed via the email address registered with NHS Jobs. The Trust is a Disability Confident Employer. All applicants who have a disability can opt to be considered under the guaranteed interview scheme which means that providing they meet the minimum essential criteria for the post, they will be offered an interview. Applications from candidates requiring Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcomed and will be considered alongside all other applications. It is unlikely that the Trust will be able to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test where there is a suitably qualified and skilled EU/EEA candidate available for work and in these circumstances, an overseas candidate will not be offered the post. A self-assessment for the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post applied for is available on the UKBA website.

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