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Deputy Divisional Director of Nursing

The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£75,853 to £86,574 per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
Following a recent restructure, we are looking to recruit a Deputy Director of Nursing for our unplanned care division.

The Division Encompasses:

Medical Wards and Specialities, Emergency Department, Urgent Treatment Centre, Acute Emergency Assessment Unit and a Urgent Care Nurse Practitioner Service

This is an essential role in providing visible professional nursing and, clinical leadership, including support to various teams to achieve the implementation of the Trusts vision and quality priorities.

The appointee will be a key person in the delivery of high-quality patient care, patient safety, culture of inclusivity, staff health and well-being, quality governance, the delivery of agreed performance and financial objectives and ensuring that the division operates with the needs of the patients as its highest priority.

We need an inspirational forward-thinking and innovative leader with clinical credibility, foresight, and ambition. They need to be determined, but also compassionate, action orientated and have a talent for inspiring, engaging and motivating teams.

Main duties of the job

The role will offer leadership and support to all nursing staff within the division. It will also support the nursing agenda and will drive the quality improvements and trust objectives. The role also supports the nursing leadership teams with the delivery of high quality, safe and effective care.

About us

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only acute Hospital in the London Borough of Hillingdon and offers a wide range of services including accident and emergency, inpatient care, day surgery, outpatient clinics and maternity services. The Trust's services at Mount Vernon Hospital include routine day surgery, delivered at a modern treatment centre, a minor injuries unit and outpatient clinics.

The safety and well-being of our patients and of our staff is paramount and we are making urgent improvements to address this - particularly in infection prevention and control. We are making progress and going forward by working in partnership with local GPs, charities,community services, academic partners, our local authority, neighbouring hospitals and the wider North West London Integrated care system, and ensuring that we listen and work in partnership with our local population. We are absolutely focused on ensuring that our hospitalsprovide high quality, safe and compassionate care, while drive forward the building of the new Hillingdon Hospital.

We have over 3,500 members of staff that are proud to care for nearly half a million people, with a vision to be an outstanding provider of healthcare through leading health and academic partnerships, transforming services, to provide the best care where needed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Critically evaluate and analyse complex data, information, and reports

Collate and analyse data from a range of sources including incident data,complaint data, risk management data, quality data, performance data andpatient record and care data to produce comprehensive reports and analysis

Conduct complex and detailed analysis of data, trends and patterns including producing thematic analysis

Work closely with the Lead Nurses/Matrons to understand their needs andworkloads and work proactively to provide support to all members of the team.

Provides direct line management for the Divisional Lead Nurses, this includes ensuring that appropriate arrangements are in place to set challenging but realistic objectives, monitor performance and agree and review performance and personal development plans.

Undertake PDRs with team members in a timely manner, ensuring that these are meaningful to the individual and to the wider organisation.

Ensure robust oversight of relevant budgets.

Deputise for the DDoN during periods of absence or at meetings/ committees relevant to your portfolio.

*See JD for further details*

Person Specification

Person Spec


  • Leadership / management qualification or proven track record in professional leadership/management role
  • First degree in nursing or health related subject, supplemented by specialist training and experience to Masters or equivalent level
  • Willing to work towards a Masters in nursing or health related subject
  • Knowledge of current issues relating to nursing, healthcare, and health service management
  • Experience of effectively managing staff performance, capability, and conduct issues
  • Budget management skills/experience
  • Ability to develop and implement divisional/departmental policies
  • Assertive and confident
  • Openness, honesty & personal integrity in undertaking the role
  • Experience of equality and diversity policies and procedures
  • Credible leadership role model


  • Excellent facilitation, influencing and negotiating skills
  • Able to analyse complex clinical issues and problem solve using innovation and original thinking
  • Able to think and plan strategically, tactically, and creatively and skills in strategy and policy development
  • Knowledge of quality improvement tools and techniques and experience of managing quality improvement programmes within a multi-professional environment
  • Skills and experience in project management
  • Experience in workforce planning processes
  • Experience of cross organisational working with partner agencies

Employer details

Employer name

The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Hillingdon Hospital

Pield Heath Road



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