Band 8b - Deputy Head of Nursing for Medicine, Medicine

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£60,983 to £70,536 a year inc. 5% HCA
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The Deputy Head of Nursing is a role whose function will be to support and deputise for the Head of Nursing for Medicine.

The post holder will be responsible for providing leadership and management to the division. The successful candidate will liaise closely with the clinical director and divisional manager.

You must be willing to embrace a broad range of new challenges, possess the knowledge, and drive to create and deliver the best pathways for our patients.

The post holder will be a credible clinical leader able to direct, lead and empower nursing staff to ensure a high standard of professionalism, efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery and that quality, governance and performance objectives are achieved. This will include implementing systems for professional revalidation and performance management of individuals that are accountable for quality and safe care.

*Interviews will be 23rd June*

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide a highly visible, accessible, and authoritative presence in the clinical areas of medicine.

The post holder will act as a professional role model to all nurses and will take corrective action to uphold the standards required of the Trust and the profession.

Provides direct line management and support to the senior nurse leaders and specialist nurses and other managers as appropriate. This includes ensuring that appropriate arrangements are in place to set challenging but realistic objectives, monitor performance and agree and review performance and personal development plans.

About us

There has never been a more exciting time to join West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust! Major redevelopment works are planned as part of the New Hospital Programme. These will be most dramatic at Watford General Hospital where up to 90% of buildings will be new.

The trust has recently gained 'teaching hospital' status which reflects the dedicated work of many teams and individuals who have set the standard for delivering high quality training, learning and education at all levels of the workforce.

We encourage and welcome people with disabilities. If you need help, please ask.

We reserve the right to close this advert early due to the volume of applicants. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you do not hear back within 3 weeks of your application, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be available to patients, their families, and staff to provide assistance, advice and support and to address problems and concerns as required.

You will need effective decision-making skills, the ability to challenge, work independently and in a team.

Working within the hospital senior team and supporting the Head of Nursing ensuring the highest standards of nursing practice and nursing development, monitoring clinical governance and patient safety standards within the clinical environment.

Person Specification

Your application will be scored against the Job Description


  • Score 0 - does not meet the person specification, 1- reserved meets some person specification requirements 2 - Meets all person specification requirement

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