Chief Medical Officer

Wye Valley NHS Trust
Depending on experience Competitive Salary
Closing date
18 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently seeking a Chief Medical Officer to join the Board of Wye Valley NHS Trust in Herefordshire.

We have been on a rapid improvement journey, built on patient centred care, high levels of staff engagement and partnership working with health and social care colleagues. Our One Herefordshire Partnership approach is being seen as an exemplar and we are working with partners to make functional integration a reality. We have solid foundations on which to build the next phase of improvement to be a national leader in the delivery of truly integrated care and sustainable service delivery.

As a key member of the executive team you will have responsibility for the provision of expert strategic clinical advice to the Trust Board contributing to a culture that is improvement focused for patient and staff experience. You will take personal accountability for excellence in patient care and ensuring quality and safety are at the heart of everything we do. High levels of engagement with the medical workforce will need to underpin innovation and clinical productivity. You will also take the lead in developing our academic programme, driving research, education and clinical effectiveness.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity then we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

The trust has been successful in securing investment and we have three new state of the art wards on the Hereford County Hospital site dedicated to the care of frail patients, building has started on the new elective surgical hub and we are finalising the business case for a new community diagnostic centre. We are also well on the way to introducing an extensive digital programme including EPR, electronic prescribing, shared care record across all partners and E-Rostering.

You will be an experienced medical leader, ready to bring your passion and energy to our well established executive team.

You will have experience of working across systems and leading change and be able to demonstrate your ability to take teams with you through challenging circumstances. But most importantly you will bring your confidence, integrity and strategic thinking, role modelling the behaviours we want to see replicated across the organisation.

About us

Our high level of rurality means that Herefordshire is a beautiful place to live and work but brings with it specific service sustainability challenges.

Wye Valley Trust is a founder member of the Foundation Group, sharing a Chief executive and Chair with South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust and George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust. Our group approach means you will have a built in network for personal development and support to identify and implement best practice at pace.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do.

We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Master degree or equivalent level postgraduate qualification
  • Appropriate professional qualification and current registration with GMC/GDC
  • Evidence of continued professional development

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Advanced communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lead and contribute to policy development
  • High degree of analytical skills
  • Decisive leader, capable and committed to translating policy and analysis into practical actions
  • Strong performance management skills
  • Highly skilled in influencing, negotiating and building working relationships



  • Experience in an Associate Director or Deputy Director role, with demonstrable track record of success in a complex healthcare organisation
  • Evidence of participation in corporate decision making and managing in a complex change environment creating sustained improvements
  • Leading multi-professional and cross-organisational service development and evidence of successful delivery of agreed service objectives

Personal Attributes


  • Personal value base conducive with agreed values and behaviours in the Trust
  • Self-motivator
  • Demonstrates commitment to continuous self-development
  • Commitment to team working including collaborative working and delegation

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


The County Hospital



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