Join us at this very exciting time as Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals have just merged into the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.
We have ambitious plans to develop our sites, making even better use of our combined resources to serve our population most effectively.
You will now be one of the first new employees of University Hospitals Dorset and you will be taking up the many opportunities that Dorset has to offer in the way of a rewarding work life balance.
We are located within an area of amazing beauty which includes opportunities to drive, walk, run, swim or cycle in the New Forest , in the Purbecks, along miles of golden beaches and the Jurassic coastline. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town with a wide selection of restaurants and cafes; theatres, cinemas and sporting activities and Poole attracts many visitors, has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.
Transport links are excellent with Bournemouth International airport, Cross-channel ferry terminals at Poole and direct train access to London.
Please note all staff being recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across our new Trust sites when service demands require it.
In joining us now, you join at a very exciting time as the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals and Poole Hospital merged on 1st October 2020 to form University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust. This long awaited merger will be a major step forward for ambitious plans to develop our sites, make better use of our combined resources and serve our population even more effectively as a larger, more resilient Trust.
As Associate Director of Allied Health Professionals & Healthcare Scientists you will work across all hospital sites being a key member of the Chief Nursing Officer Leadership team as we continue to develop services and provide strategic direction, transformation expertise and professional leadership for all AHP/HCS across University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.
As the Associate Director of Allied Health Professionals and Healthcare Scientists (AHP/HCS) you will play a leadership role in the development and delivery of the AHP/HCS strategy. You will be passionate about quality improvement and champion AHP / HCS skills in prevention, recovery, rehabilitation, reablement, self-management and care and return to work agendas. You will support the development and implementation of effective workforce planning, whilst contributing to on-going CPD, education, development and training for all AHP / HCS staff. In addition, as the successful applicant you will be required to develop and maintain links with regional and national leads, providing a strategic influence on the development of AHP / HCS services locally.
This high profile role will provide the right candidate with a great opportunity to broaden their leadership and management skills, and expertise as a next step to an exciting career. The Trust is committed to developing its workforce. This opportunity will be for an experienced and skilled Allied Health professional or Healthcare Scientist to lead the implementation of notable work streams across the Trust
The ideal candidate:
If you are passionate about the value that great leadership can add to an organisation, this is the role for you. You will be resilient, confident and possess the skills that will enable you to understand the AHP / HCS roles and the services the staff support: you will be creative in your approach to problem solving and have an ability to think beyond your immediate role. It is essential that you are a team player, have excellent people and leadership skills and the credibility and ability to work with and influence at every level, to deliver innovation and performance.
Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification (available online) as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria. Please also see the job description for competencies.
The post is available to all internal and external candidates. NHS employee secondments would be accepted.
The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have now merged into the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.
Interview Date: 11th December 2020
We find that people who come to work with us go out of their way to stay. This is a time of opportunity and we are confident that we will develop as a Trust and build on the strong foundations and great legacies of our existing engaged, productive and diverse workforces. We are already working with our people to shape the culture of University Hospitals Dorset, listening to and learning from each other so we can realise our ambition of being an even greater place to work.
Dorset is a superb area in which to get the perfect work life balance. Close to beautiful areas such as the New Forest and the Purbecks as well as miles of golden beaches and Jurassic coastline. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town with a wide selection of restaurants and cafes; theatres, cinemas and sport activities and Poole attracts many visitors, with a large natural harbour, which is perfect for taking part in water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant. Transport links are excellent with Bournemouth International airport, Cross-channel ferry terminals at Poole and direct train access to London.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.