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Divisional Director of Nursing - Band 8D

North Bristol NHS Trust
£83,571 to £96,376 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time
Divisional Director of Nursing, Division of Neurosciences & Musculoskeletal (NMSK), Band 8d

The Divisional Director of Nursing is a key senior nurse within the Trust, professionally accountable to the Deputy Chief Nursing Officer. This is an exciting opportunity to be responsible for the development and delivery of clinical and professional standards and ensuring the development of leadership competence and capacity within nursing. The post holder may hold delegated responsibility for areas of practice from the Deputy/Chief Nursing Officer and will have the opportunity to participate in system work across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG).

Main duties of the job

We are seeking an experienced and credible nursing leader with the ability to motivate and inspire staff to deliver the highest possible clinical and professional standards. You will be a clinical role model and will be passionate about improvement and patient-centred care. You will have a track record of empowering and motivating staff and multidisciplinary teams and working across organisational boundaries to deliver high-quality care, service innovation and improved clinical pathways.

The Division of NMSK is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialties, including major trauma and neurosurgery. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered. We commit to treating each patient as an individual with respect and dignity, aiming to deliver excellent clinical outcomes and a first-class experience for everyone who uses our services.

We are also a prestigious, internationally recognised teaching and research organisation providing care regionally and nationally. North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.

About us

North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) is one of the largest NHS organisations in the South West with a combined workforce of over 12,000 dedicated staff. We are an ambitious organisation and are committed to providing outstanding care for the population of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) and more widely through our specialist tertiary services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Divisional Director of Nursing is professionally accountable to the Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for professional conduct of nurses/AHPs and for the development of nursing services within the Division and is managerially accountable to the Divisional Clinical Director.

The post holder is accountable for the direct delivery of nursing services within the Division and will provide the vision and support to the CD and DOD in ensuring the development of nursing services to meet the current and future requirements within the Division.

The post holder is also responsible for contributing effectively to the implementation of the Professional Nursing and Midwifery agenda and is responsible for ensuring that the required nursing/clinical outcomes for quality patient care are met. The post holder is responsible for ensuring that services maintain clinical excellence.

Please see Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Person Specification

Education, Training and Qualifications


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Work Experience


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Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


Southmead Hospital


BS10 5NB

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