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Care Group Director of Nursing - Integrated Medicine

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Aylesbury/High Wycombe/Amersham
£83,571 to £96,376 per annum
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time
Following our recent organisational restructure, we bring an exciting opportunity for a compassionate, inclusive experienced nurse leader to join our senior leadership team in a new role as the Care Group Director of Nursing for Integrated medicine!

Why Now?

Rated by the CQC as outstanding for well- led, you will work as an integral part of the triumvirate to lead cross site and integrated services at our acute hospitals based on the Stoke Mandeville and Wycombe General hospital site alongside BNRU at Amersham Hospital, the role will cover 3 Trust sites. These services include the Emergency Department, Endoscopy Units, Cardiac retrieval, and stroke units at as well as ambulatory services, Inpatient Wards, and Clinical Nurse Specialists.

Why Us?

We are on an improvement journey! As part of the senior nursing leadership team, you will also ensure the delivery of the Nursing, midwifery and AHP strategy, and shape the future of nursing in the organisation and ensure that the voice of nursing is heard from ward to board. With a strong emphasis on clinical quality and patient experience this role is pivotal in the delivery of Trust strategies and patient care.

Main duties of the job

What is involved?
  • Leading operational delivery and quality improvement.
  • Embedding a learning culture through the implementation of the Patient safety incident response framework.
  • Holding key responsibilities to manage risk, ensure patient safety quality, operational flow, and appropriate use of resources.
  • You will also be part of the silver Senior Manager on-call rota.


Be part of an exciting new future for one of our essential and rewarding services by joining our team.

In return for your skills and depth of experience we offer great support, development, health, and well-being benefits.

Flexible/Hybrid working.

About us

Why colleagues think we are a great place to work!

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.

Alongside NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme, you'll have access to NHS discount schemes.

We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

What do we stand for?

Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.

Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.

We are working hard to increase diversity at all levels within the trust. We believe a diverse workforce can have a positive effect on both staff wellbeing and patient outcomes.

We welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, candidates with disabilities and care-experienced candidates.

We are proud to achieve the Gold award for the Armed Forces Covenant and support applications from the Armed Forces Community. Please contact (our Armed Forces Covenant Lead) if you would like guidance or assistance with your application.

We make employment decisions by matching our service needs with the skills and experience of candidates, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The purpose of this role is to provide senior strategic nursing leadership in order to ensure and consistently develop a high-quality, cost-effective nursing service for patients. The post holder will support the Chief Nurse in leading the development of the nursing agenda within the Trust.

For further information and a full list of duties, please see JD attached.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Master's Degree in Nursing or health related field or evidence of working at this level
  • Demonstrates evidence of continuous professional development
  • Management/Leadership qualification or proven track record in management/professional leadership role
  • Safeguarding Training Level 2
  • Recognised teaching/Assessing qualification



  • Demonstrable consolidated experience in nursing and senior nurse roles
  • Experience of leading and managing a range of departments
  • Experience of working and influencing at a senior level and leading a team or service
  • Experience of communicating to a wide range of people at operational levels of an organisation, to include sensitive issues contentious material complex matters
  • Experience of developing collaborative working within teams
  • Demonstrable experience of implementing and managing change effectively
  • Understanding of NMC/HPC Code of Practice and requirements of it for the practice and behaviour and its application
  • Demonstrable experience of effective budgetary management
  • Thorough understanding of Management of COSHH and Health and Safety

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge


  • Able to advise on and implement improvements to the quality and efficiency of care for patients in wards/units and specialities across the Care Group
  • Demonstrable ability to make judgements on clinical and professional standards
  • Demonstrates commitment to an empathic and caring approach
  • Able to accept responsibility for staffing across Care Group
  • Demonstrates ability to advocate to improve the quality and efficiency of wards/units services
  • Demonstrates ability to interpret and analyse data
  • Knowledge in safeguarding issues, vulnerable adults and children
  • Has excellent standard of written and verbal communication skills including an ability to write authoritative and accurate reports
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and can communicate complex or sensitive information to a range of audiences
  • Ability to think and plan strategically, tactically and creatively
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Nursing and Midwifery workforce planning
  • Expert knowledge of CQC and NMC requirements.
  • Robust understanding of national policy in relation to clinical quality.
  • Is well organised and able to prioritise own workload effectively, delivering to deadlines.
  • Is fully conversant with national NHS reform initiatives and policy developments.
  • Is conversant with methods for analysing and improving sustained staff performance over time.
  • Able to analyse complex and sensitive problems and to develop and successfully implement practical and workable solutions to address them.
  • Has experience of managing change and understands the principles of successful change management.
  • Has experience of successfully leading teams.
  • Has experience of external collaborative working and understanding of the challenges of providing seamless patient care.
  • Demonstrates self-awareness alongside a positive and confident nature.
  • Has supportive and empathetic approach to both patients and staff even when under stress.
  • Able to engage with others from across diverse communities and groups.
  • Reliable, honest, and trustworthy, has integrity
  • Able to rapidly build good working relationships with staff and patients.
  • Has mature outlook and is able to deal with issues in a confidential non- judgmental way.
  • High level of work organisation, self-motivation, drive for performance and improvement.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills with the ability to positively interact in difficult, emotive, and potentially hostile situations.
  • Sound political judgement and astuteness in understanding and working with complex local and national policy, and diverse interest groups.

Professional Development and Education


  • Demonstrates evidence of commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Demonstrates evidence of ability to educate others.
  • Knowledge of audit process and understanding of quality assurance activities.
  • Ability to initiate, undertake and facilitate audit and clinical effectiveness projects.
  • Highly effective communication skills - able to communicate verbally and written to staff, patients and relatives
  • Investigation skills to deal with complaints and issues of conduct / performance.
  • Ability to write management reports identifying investigation findings.
  • Able to maximise leadership skills to manage effectively, through effective standard-setting, monitoring, feedback, appraisal, mentoring, clinical supervision, and reflective practice.
  • Able to operate and maintain an up to date understanding of operational issues and challenges.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Clinical Governance gained from experience of working with such systems.
  • Knowledge of risk management and CQC requirements.
  • Knowledge of quality improvement tools and techniques with experience of managing quality improvement programmes



  • High level of IT and presentation skills.
  • Ability to participate in the on-call rota.



  • Able to travel to other sites and off sites as necessary.
  • Able to play an active part in the senior Trust management on call rota.

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust



Aylesbury/High Wycombe/Amersham

HP21 8AL

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