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Director of Nursing - Medicine

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£83,571 to £96,376 a year pro rata
Closing date
19 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Part Time
We are looking for an experienced senior nurse to join the existing Director of Nursing in Medicine to be part of a job-share. You will work 15 hours a week as part of the job-share.

You will be accountable for the direct delivery of nursing services within the Division and will provide the vision and support to the Divisional Chair and Director in ensuring the development of nursing to meet the current and future requirements within the Division. You will be responsible for ensuring that our patients receive safe exceptional care every day across a wide range of services. This includes the adult emergency department, the inpatient wards and the elective and outpatient services.

Main duties of the job

  • Ensure that divisional/hospital professional objectives are consistent with organisational and corporate professional strategy and policy.
  • Work consistently with other Directors of Nursing, Midwifery and Director of AHPs across divisional boundaries, in order to facilitate effective working between services and patient pathways.
  • To support the Chief Nursing Team by deputising for the Chief Nurse and Midwife / or Deputy Chief Nurse in their absence and representing them externally as required.
  • To take the corporate lead on an agreed work stream / activity.
  • To ensure that nurses in the Division/Hospital work collaboratively with cross cutting care pathway leads and the clinical reference group.
  • To take part in the trust-wide adult services on call rota and divisional silverrota.
  • To work in partnership with teams at Weston Hospital to support integration of Bristol and Weston services.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse with current registration with NMC
  • Evidence of professional and managerial development, which meets NMC requirements
  • Masters Level Degree or evidence of working toward it


  • Management or leadership qualification

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to build and develop teams and maintain constructive working relationships across multiple disciplines
  • Ability to analyse and resolve complex issues
  • Excellent interpersonal, managerial, organisational and influencing skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to translate operational challenges into the wider strategic context for the benefit of staff
  • Ability to visibly lead a team and quickly build integrity and credibility
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and work to numerous action plans at once

Knowledge and Experience


  • Significant experience at a senior level in a relevant acute environment
  • Experience of managing teams, including professional development and conduct issues
  • Experience of leading a range of nursing staff E4 Experience of effective financial management
  • Experience of managing robust governance and performance management systems
  • Experience in working with patients and their families/carers to improve patient experience
  • Experience of managing service changes, including role redesign and workforce planning
  • Demonstrable clinical, operational and strategic leadership skills
  • Knowledge of current NHS issues, including specific nursing, quality & performance issues



  • Flexible and adaptable in a high pressure environment
  • Focuses on achieving results of high quality in a timely and cost effective way
  • Ability to develop staff through mentoring / clinical supervision
  • Evidence of personal insight and sound judgement
  • Professional credibility
  • Committed to continuous service development and quality improvement

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Infirmary

Upper Maudlin St



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