Executive Director of Nursing & Midwifery

£108,171 – £112,292
10 Sep 2019
08 Oct 2019
Job Type

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work. It is a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow and patients are truly at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction that others can only dream about, prepare for a very pleasant surprise as Powys is the place to be. We are looking for staff who have energy, enthusiasm, commitment and drive and who are patient-centered. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. As a rural health board we have around 133,000 people living across an area that is a quarter of the land mass of Wales. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care, not to mention a wide range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference. If working for Powys Teaching Health Board is something that is of interest, we may have an opportunity just for you!

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

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We are seeking to recruit an Executive Director of Nursing & Midwifery who can demonstrate strong strategic leadership, has a proven track record of operational excellence and has a passion for taking forward change.

About You

We are looking to recruit an exceptional individual who has experience of operating at Board level, with a proven track record of successfully delivering a professional and operational portfolio. The successful candidate will display natural leadership, drive and determination and will shape the successful development and design of sustainable quality services within a rural health care setting.

The successful candidate will display outstanding communication, negotiating and influencing skills that will support and encourage clinical and non-clinical staff to develop truly rural solutions for the significant challenges ahead for both health and social care. As well as having responsibility for the professional leadership of Nursing & Midwifery, the role also provides the opportunity to influence national policy and strategy.

We can offer the right individual a role as Director of Nursing & Midwifery in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK, stretching from the Brecon Beacons to the foothills of Snowdonia, from the Marches to the Cambrian Mountains.

What We Can Offer

Powys is a rural county and as a health board we provide as many services as safely as possible locally; through GPs and other primary care professionals, a network of community hospitals and community services, including midwifery-led services, mental health, learning disabilities, children’s services, adult rehabilitation and frailty services. Alongside this we have a significant commissioning role working with providers in both Wales and England.

Our ambitious Health and Care Strategy sets out our vision for the future of a healthy, caring Powys. It describes how in partnership with Powys County Council we will focus on wellbeing, ensure early help and support, tackle the main conditions that limit life, and provide joined up care. This includes increasing the capacity, capability and resilience of primary and community services, improving integration throughout the health and care pathway, and strengthening our planning and commissioning of high quality services from neighbouring organisations.

About The Role

The Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery is a key statutory post with responsibility for high-level clinical leadership, management, direction and, professional advice to the Board compliance with legislation. The post-holder ensures the highest possible quality and range of healthcare provision within available resources, sustaining a patient/public centred approach through all services and staff (for directly provided and multi-faceted commissioned services). The post-holder is the professional accountable officer and is the lead for professional standards for nurses and midwives. The post holder is an Executive Director and a voting Board Member, who is expected to contribute to all aspects of the work of the Health Board, accepting shared accountability for the achievement of the Health Boards strategic and operational objectives, whilst setting and exemplifying values, behaviours and standards.

This post holder will have the responsibility for a budget of £3.6m and professional responsibility for the direct management of around 40 staff as well as professional responsibility for all nursing and midwifery staff.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Carol Shillabeer, Chief Executive Officer on 01874 712643
Julie Rowles, Director of Workforce & OD on 01874 712715

To find out more about working for Powys Teaching Health Board please visit our Web site 'working for us' page, where you will find staff testimonials, benefits, information about the health board and our values framework.

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