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Band 8d Associate Director of Urgent Care Integration

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£83,571 to £96,376 a year
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8D
Contract Type
Full Time
The Associate Director of Urgent Care Integration, Queen Elizabeth Hospital is responsible for promoting the vision and values of University Hospitals Birmingham, leading by example, and ensuring that they demonstrate those values in their leadership behaviours and how we support our teams and deliver our services. The Associate Director of Urgent Care Integration is responsible for delivering the QEH Strategy for Urgent and Emergency Care.

Main duties of the job

The Associate Director of Urgent Care Integration is responsible for delivering the QEH Strategy for Urgent and Emergency Care, incorporating the following:

*Working with system partners to put in place clinical pathways that care for patients in the most appropriate settings, and reducing inappropriate or avoidable demand for acute services

*Working with hospital CDG teams, trust discharge services and system partners to deliver safe and timely discharges from QEH.

*Maximise the opportunities of digitally enabled UEC pathways, to include virtual wards and remote monitoring in care homes and other residences.

*Work with teams within QEH to streamline and standardise approaches to inpatient management to include internal professional standards and processes that reduce length of stay.

*Promote engagement of our clinical experts with primary and community care partners to support prevention and earlier intervention.

*Tackle health inequalities experienced by the local population in our catchment area for secondary care services.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Degree in Nursing or Health related field.
  • *Masters in a Health-related subject or equivalent demonstrable experience, supplemented by specialist training, experience or short courses to doctorate level or equivalent.
  • *Post graduate Leadership/ Management qualification
  • *Evidence of recent management and leadership development.
  • *Current professional registration e.g. NMC


  • Project Management qualification.



  • *Extensive current / recent senior leadership experience within an acute NHS provider Trust or equivalent complex healthcare provider managing a number of services/ departments as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • *Demonstrable track record of achievement and service improvement
  • *Experience of leading system level transformational exchange
  • *Experience of the management of complex projects
  • *Experience of effective partnership working with internal and external stakeholders
  • *Experience of tackling health inequalities and promoting prevention
  • *Experience of quality assurance and improvement
  • *Experience in an acute NHS setting
  • *Experience of leading complex negotiations across departmental boundaries in difficult circumstances.
  • *Demonstrable evidence of project management and delivery of objectives
  • *Knowledge of risk management and statutory obligations
  • *Knowledge and experience of budget management
  • *Experience in managing investigations e.g. disciplinary/ grievance and presenting / chairing in panel hearings.
  • *Can demonstrate a working knowledge of Health & Safety legislation, CQC and regulatory requirements the concept of Clinical Governance, Quality Improvement and evidence-based practice associated with the portfolio.
  • *Can demonstrate knowledge and application in practices associated with Safeguarding, care of vulnerable patients with complex care needs


  • *Experience of operating at board level
  • *Experience of working for and with providers of primary and secondary care and commissioners

Additional Criteria


  • *Strategic vision and planning
  • *Ability to work effectively in a complex, matrix management organisational structure
  • *Ability to present complex information to a variety of audiences
  • *Ability to engage a wide range of audiences in co-creation of novel plans
  • *Ability to manage people effectively and motivate and lead teams.
  • *Ability to influence and persuade senior members of staff to review and alter practices, where necessary.
  • *Ability to represent the Trust at a senior level both internally and externally
  • *Developed IT skills
  • *Ability to use NHS information systems and interpret NHS data
  • *Commitment to a culture of continuous improvement and development underpinned by open communication and teamwork
  • *Well-developed positive interpersonal and influencing skills with an ability to work with people in stressful situations
  • *Strong communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate highly complex, sensitive and contentious issues and information.
  • *Ability to write complex strategic and operational briefing papers, reports, policies and protocols in English.
  • *Plan and deliver effective presentations to large groups at all levels
  • *Excellent interpersonal skills
  • *Outstanding personal impact, drive, enthusiasm, commitment and presence.
  • *Commitment to improving quality of patient care.
  • *Flexibility and ability to work under pressure.
  • *Determination, perseverance, emotional intelligence and resilience.
  • *The ability to think creatively in identifying innovative solutions to improve and develop.
  • *Ability to handle a rapidly changing and ambiguous environment.
  • *Evidence of self-awareness.
  • *Ability to work flexibly and where necessary outside of core working hours.
  • *Ability to work at any site premises and travel within the UK on Trust business.
  • *Ability to participate in an on call rota

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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