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Assistant Directorate Manager - Critical Care

Band 7

Main area
Critical Care
Band 7
4 month secondment
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum
19/02/2019 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology, Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

The Trust’s Adult Anaesthetic and Critical Care Directorates are amongst the largest of their kind in the NHS with a 42 bed integrated Critical Care Unit from January 2018 at the Oxford Road Hospitals where the position is based. To support the recent and future developments MFT an Assistant Directorate Manager is required.

The role offers a great opportunity to play a key role in the smooth running of the Trust with the delivery of patient flow through Critical Care ensuring a high quality and consistent service. As well as leading the day-to-day management of one of the Directorates you’ll also work with the Clinical Director and Head of Nursing Nurse in managing finance, HR and clinical effectiveness and be responsible for all aspects of business and service development. Reporting to the Directorate Manager you are expected to identify and troubleshoot problems with the delivery of the service, working to solve them whilst keeping disruption to a minimum and helping to formulate an error-free medical rota for the delivery of services.

Because of the importance of these positions, we’ll be looking for individuals with an impressive track record of success who can think on their feet and make fast decisions in order to prevent disruption to a service. An excellent decision maker and communicator of those decisions, you’re happy to explain your rationale to a wide range of individuals. What’s more, you have a real desire to improve the services in which you work by collaborating with a wide range of disciplines such as medical, nursing and allied staff. Equally, you relish the opportunity to get the chance to produce proposals that will develop and enhance our services.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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