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Associate Director ( AHP, Nursing and Quality )

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
70417.00 - 81138.00
Closing date
28 Jul 2024
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We are changing the way we operate, so we can truly have clinically led operationally partnered, patient driven services with a relentless focus on quality, safety whilst maintaining financial viability. We have created in each care group a number of care units, each one using a triumvirate leadership model which we believe will enable us to provide the very best care.

This has created the opportunity for a number of Associate Director of Nursing and AHP posts across the Mental health and Community Health services care groups. These posts are open to both Nurses and AHPs

Our aim is to strengthen clinical  leadership with a focus on quality, safety, and, most importantly, the patient and carer experience as we tackle challenges and work towards sustainable improvement.


Main duties of the job

Reporting directly to the Care Group Nurse Directors, these roles offer the opportunity to influence, inspire, innovate, and enthuse both within your care unit, care group and the wider organisation with clear expectations around visibility, presence, and direct work with clinical teams in your portfolio.

We seek clinically credible leaders who can lead with compassion and clarity, creating a culture of learning, improvement, engagement, and belonging. Candidates should have experience at a leadership level with a proven track record of driving quality and safety improvements in complex environments.

Candidates must have significant experience and credibility within the portfolio area they are applying for. With a genuine commitment to equity, you will create conditions for people to develop, improve, and achieve while always being clear about the purpose, aims, and organisational aspirations.

The available posts are:

ADON – Mental Health Inpatient and Crisis Care Unit
ADON – Mental Health Community Care Unit
ADON – Mental Health Specialist Services Care Unit
ADON – Mental Health Older People Care Unit

ADON Offender Health Care unit

ADON – Community Children, Young People and Families Care Unit

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#TeamNottsHC comprises over 11,000 dedicated colleagues who #MakeADifference every day. We deliver intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic, and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and South Yorkshire. Our care is provided from over 200 sites, spanning community locations, acute settings, and secure environments, including prisons.

We are one of the largest mental health and community Trusts in the East Midlands and one of Nottinghamshire's biggest employers. We also host national and regional services, such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We offer a variety of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) groups, the Green Champions network, the Freedom to Speak Up network, the Health and Wellbeing Champions network, and the Menopause Champions network. These networks play a vital role in supporting our diverse workforce and promoting a culture of inclusivity.

The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is a top priority. We invest significantly in this through our in-house occupational health and staff counselling services, supported by a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team.

The Trust is committed to reducing its carbon emissions, with a specialised Energy and Environmental team working to ensure compliance with environmental legislation, enhance our environmental performance, and achieve our net-zero commitment.

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