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Deputy Associate Chief Nurse

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
The division has a new and exciting opportunity for a Senior Nurse to take up the role as a Deputy Associate Chief Nurse, working alongside the Associate Chief Nurse, other Deputy Associate Chief Nurses and wider divisional team, to deliver the divisional and organisational strategic aims and objectives. We want an individual who has proven experience of supporting and developing teams, to provide safe and outstanding patient care.

We are looking for applicants who are proud to care and have ambition to provide our patients with excellence in medical services, whilst encouraging our nursing teams to deliver care with compassion, positivity and determination. We want enthusiasm, drive, commitment and an excellent role model for our nursing and wider teams to aspire to. In return we will provide insight and experience working at senior level and exposure to the complexities of the medical division, where no 2 days are the same!

The applicant must be able to demonstrate well defined leadership and communication skills, and have ability to work part as part of the care group line management team and with corporate teams. Significant demonstrable experience of governance is required, as well as evidence of a proven change management track record.

Main duties of the job

  • Providing professional leadership for all nurses
  • Delivery of clinical and professional standards
  • The development of leadership within nursing for the Care Group. This will be in line with agreed objectives, targets, quality standards, resource controls and constraints, and will contribute to delivering the operational strategy for the Care Group and for the Trust as a whole.
  • Working with the Heads of Nursing, Matrons, Lead Nurses, and Managers, the DACN will be responsible for the co-ordination and delivery of the patient safety
  • Providing professional advice on a range of complex nursing care and delivery issues alongside the Associate Chief Nurse
  • Ensuring consistent delivery of the highest quality and professional nursing care across their area of responsibility
  • Providing professional leadership within the Care Group and support development and delivery of the wider corporate strategic agenda with the Chief Nurse
  • Managing the nursing workforce throughout the Care Group and through them delivery of patient care, the patient environment, infection prevention and control, patient experience and the patient and public involvement (PPI) agendas
  • Advancement of nursing practice and development of roles within the trust
  • Adherence to the NMC code of Practice
  • Interpreting and implementing organisational policies
  • Taking a lead on the governance agenda within the care group

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Level 1)
  • Relevant degree
  • Master's degree or equivalent level of skill acquired through experience
  • Formal teaching and assessing award
  • Formal management qualification or equivalent level of skill acquired through experience
  • Evidence of ongoing relevant professional development

Experience & Knowledge


  • Relevant experience in nursing management at Band 8a or above
  • Understanding of topical nursing issues
  • Proven record of successfully implementing change
  • Demonstrable understanding and experience of management, and handling of data and information
  • Budgetary management
  • Understanding and experience of clinical governance and quality management
  • Proven experience of leading and delivering the patient safety agenda


  • Workforce development experience

Skills and Attributes


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


  • Evidence of working across boundaries, influencing, and developing staff and working with multiple stakeholders

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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