- Job Type:
- Staff Group:
- Nursing & Midwifery Registered
- Pay Scheme:
- VSM (Very Senior Manager)
- Working pattern:
- 37.5 Hours/Week
- Closing Date:
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust is at an exciting point in its future. Our quest for improvement sees Foundation Trust status almost within our grasp and a growing national reputation for the quality of care we give to our patients. Unfortunately, our Director of Nursing & Patient Experience has to return to New Zealand for family reasons. We are seeking an experienced and dynamic successor to join our team.
The Director of Nursing & Patient Experience leads our high quality nursing and midwifery teams here at Kingston, ensuring that all our patients receive safe and compassionate care. The post holder will support the CEO to ensure there are effective mechanisms for quality governance across the Trust, taking specific responsibility for improving the patient experience and working closely with our Medical Director who takes overall responsibility patient safety and clinical effectiveness. The post holder will be a key member of the Board and hold corporate responsibility for all aspects of the Trust’s functioning.
We are looking for someone who is able to translate their passion and vision for ensuring the highest standards of care into reality for each and every patient. A strong focus on delivery and the energy and enthusiasm to work with a highly ambitious and high performing executive team is key. In return we offer a strong focus on your personal development, a fantastic foundation of quality nursing care and systems built by the current director and a team of staff across the hospital proud of the care we give and truly committed to constantly improving.
For an informal conversation please contact Kate Grime, Chief Executive on 0208 934 2814 or current Director of Nursing and Patient Experience, Jenny Parr on 020 8934 2450.
Applications close: 5.00pm Monday 12 November 2012
Interviews in week commencing 19 November 2012
PLEASE NOTE – If you are shortlisted for this post you will be contacted by the Human Resources Department via e-mail. Please ensure therefore that you check your e-mail account regularly.
Since we deal with a high volume of applications for some posts, we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful. If you are selected for interview we will contact you as soon as shortlisting has taken place, usually within two weeks of the closing date. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the stated closing date for the post, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.
In order to streamline recruitment within our Trust we reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has four key values and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are:
• Caring – Design and deliver care around each individual patient’s needs and wants.
• Safe – Make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern as safety comes first
• Responsible – All staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputation
• Value Each Other – Value each others contribution
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding children and adults who are at risk of abuse. As such, if the appointee to this post will have access to children or vulnerable adults, he/she will be required to undertake an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check. However, all employees have a responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the course of their duties and for ensuring that they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role.