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Associate Director of Nursing and AHPs

NHS AfC: Band 8c

Main area
Medicine and Emergency Care
NHS AfC: Band 8c
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£63,751 - £73,664 per annum
Salary period
28/04/2021 23:59
Interview date

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.


Job overview

The post provides a strategic lead for clinical services and the development of patient centred care throughout the Medicine and Emergency Care Clinical Business Unit (CBU) to ensure provision of high quality and responsive service for patients, their carers, families, and Trust employees. The post holder will be clinically accountable to the Trust for the delivery and standards of clinical care across the range of their teams and services.

The post holder is the delegated service lead for quality, safety and patient experience, ensuring robust arrangements are in place to support clinical governance activities including risk management and compliance with internal and external governance processes, quality contracts and best clinical practice.


Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for professional and operational leadership of Nursing and AHP services within the CBU, including devising, implementing and reviewing strategies for the development of clinical practice, education, and identifying then addressing issues to provide assurance at an executive level.

The post holder is the delegated lead for safety, quality and patient experience, responsible for development and application of systems, control processes and risk management arrangements that ensure full compliance with internal and external governance procedures and to benchmark against best practice requirements. The post holder takes an active lead in Trust, local and national projects to both promote and develop clinical non-medical practice at the Trust.

Please see job description for full details of responsibilities

Working for our organisation

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see job description for further details

Advertising Date: 8th April, 2021

Closing Date: 28th April, 2021

Shortlisting Date: 29th April, 2021

Provisional Interview Date: 7th May, 2021

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse or AHP
  • Masters degree in healthcare or working towards


Essential criteria
  • Substantial management/leadership experience
  • Experience of improving patient care


Essential criteria
  • Ability to manage challenging situations
  • Experience of managing strategic change
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mark Carmichael
Job title
ADO Medicine & Emergency Care
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Executive Director of Nursing and Therapies - Bridget Lees (via PA to Mark Carmichael Caron Johnston 01704 704634)