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Associate Director of Nursing - Strategic

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
£79,592 - £91,787
Closing date
19 Mar 2023

Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust provides high quality mental health, learning disability, High Medium and Low secure services, and community health services. Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in the communities we serve. 

We are seeking an Associate Director of Nursing.  This is a senior role reporting directly to our Deputy Director of Nursing, and will play a key role in driving forward our vision to deliver outstanding Mental Health, Learning Disability, Forensic and Community Health services and shaping our inclusive culture in line with our Trust values.

You will be an integral part of the Trust’s Senior Nursing, Healthcare Professionals & Quality team reporting directly to the Deputy Director of Nursing, This post is one of four Associate Directors of Nursing across the Trust. The postholder will work collaboratively with the other three Associate Directors of Nursing, to provide a complete professional leadership offer to the Trust. Supporting the Deputy Director of Nursing in providing senior level professional leadership and governance to the nursing workforce. This post will lead on International Nurse recruitment, Professional Nurse Advocacy, Chief Nurse Information Officer, Patient Experience Involvement and Volunteering and Safeguarding.

You will be a highly visible, proactive and compassionate clinical leader with extensive senior management/professional leadership experience. Acting as a role model and clinical resource, you will ensure the sustained delivery of high standards of nursing care and service delivery and have service user and carer Involvement at the heart of everything you do.

You will have an expert knowledge of compliance, clinical governance and risk management and a proven record in improving patient safety, patient experience and clinical effectiveness.

This is an excellent opportunity to bring your leadership experience to a value-based organisation with big ambitions for those we serve.

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences.  We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?

 Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career.  Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day.  We are all about our people – our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients.  We are NottsHC.

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Provide senior level professional leadership and governance to the nursing workforce, including development and monitoring of professional standards for mental health, learning disability, children and adult nursing.

Lead specific work programmes –, Patient Experience, Involvement and Volunteering as well as Professional Practice and Development.

Provide senior professional leadership for the Trust on matters regarding pre and post basic nurse education, including liaison with education and university partners.

Represent the Trust externally both regionally and nationally on nurse educational forums and assemblies. Represent the Trust on system wide ICS nurse leadership forums, e.g.: NNMC

Lead the development, maintenance and improvement of patient involvement systems and processes to ensure robust clinical practice, clinical governance and Patient Safety.

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