Clinical director vacancies

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Fancy becoming one of our clinical directors?

Play a lead role in developing a culture which encourages innovation and learning, in these brand new clinical director roles. Provide strategic and operational leadership as part of the Medical Leadership Team, work closely with the Deputy Chief Medical Directors and Associate Director of Nursing, Quality & Therapies, and alongside the Service Director and Head of Nursing, to clinically lead service improvement within our Integrated Community Services or our Children, Young People and Families, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Services, as part of Trust-wide transformation. 

About the Clinical Director roles

Location: Sentinel House, Poole

Hours: 5 PAs

Salary: Based on a GP or consultant grade

Accountable to: Prof Faisil Sethi, Chief Medical Officer or Kristin Dominy, Chief Operating Officer/Deputy CEO
 

We are looking for two exceptional Clinical Directors to play a lead role in developing the culture which encourages innovation and learning, at all levels, supporting and delivering the Trust’s objectives. You will provide operational clinical leadership as part of both the Operational and Medical Leadership Teams.

Being highly organised and collaborative, you’ll work closely with the Service Directors and Head of Nursing, and alongside the Deputy Chief Medical and Nursing Officers, to clinically lead service improvement within Integrated Community Services or Children, Young People and Families, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Services and as part of Trust-wide transformation.

We are at an exciting phase in our organisation’s planned transformation, and we want you to be part of the clinical leadership team that shapes and implements our Trust’s Clinical strategy and vision, in this new Clinical Director role.

This post is one of two key clinical leaders who will join the Operational and Medical Leadership Team at Dorset HealthCare, having operational, management and leadership responsibilities for all Trust services, and will be responsible for:

  • Quality in clinical care delivery, ensuring that regulatory and statutory standards are achieved
  • Contribute to and lead the development of new care pathways within the directorate as developed and specified by the Trust or any commissioning body (for example Integrated Community Services, provider collaborative, network alliance etc)
  • The development of directorate strategic plans in partnership with the Service Director and in line with overall Trust strategy
  • Ensuring clinical engagement, taking responsibility for clinical governance, clinical safety and risk management
  • Taking a commercial and business approach to services, in partnership with the Service Director, which recognises and adapts to the needs of our service users
  • Providing clinical leadership, support and advice to managers and staff
  • Supporting the delivery of consistently high quality, responsive and cost-effective services


This is a 2½ days a week (5 PAs) position with the opportunity for the post holder to additionally hold a clinical role within Dorset HealthCare. The successful candidate will be expected to spend some time at Trust Headquarters in Poole to support teams and services, with opportunities to work from home or other locations as required. 

If you’re interested in moving to Dorset for the role, we offer a generous relocation package of up to £10,000. For further details on relocation expenses please email dhc.careers@nhs.net

About Dorset HealthCare

At Dorset HealthCare we’re on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We’re a dynamic, forward- looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here – it’s one of the reasons the CQC rated us ‘outstanding’ in 2019. It’s also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you’re looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you’ll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know. And you’ll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Key dates

Closing date: 30 October 

Shortlisting date: tbc

Interview date: tbc

Find out more

Roles

Clinical Director Integrated Community Services
Job description and person specification
 Candidate information pack
Clinical Director Children, Young People and Families, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Services
Job description and person specification
Candidate information pack

Organisation

Where we are, who we are, and what we do
Our vision and purpose
Staff benefits
What people say about us
Equality and diversity
 

Location

Discover Dorset

 
Dr Faisil Sethi.JPG"Quite simply, we like to do things differently and be innovative. It is all about making a real difference to the lives of our communities, and you will work closely with multiprofessional colleagues across our integrated system. We want colleagues who are passionate and want to lead their areas of expertise."

Prof Faisil Sethi
Chief Medical Officer

How to apply

To apply for the Clinical Director ICS role, please complete our application form.

To apply for the Clinical Director CYP&MHLD role, please complete our application form.

If you would like a pre-application conversation with Prof Faisil Sethi, Chief Medical Officer or Kristin Dominy, Chief Operating Officer/Deputy CEO, please contact Julie Street (Exec PA to Faisil) on 01202 277011 or via email to julie.street3@nhs.net

Andy Dean.jpgThere are opportunities for the post holder to additionally hold a clinical role. The physical health and community services portfolio contains a wide range of opportunities for clinical roles. We have a wide estate of community hospitals, virtual wards remotely monitoring acutely ill patients at home, urgent out of hour services and out patient services. We work closely with the acute frailty services in both acute hospital trusts in Dorset. The opportunities could  be both face to face as well as  remote consulting.

Once appointed, the successful candidate would be invited to explore all of these opportunities with aview to developing a varied and exciting portfolio.

The successful candidate will be expected to spend some time at Trust Headquarters in Poole to support teams and services, with opportunities to work from home or other locations as required.

Dr Andy Dean
Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Community Services and Physical Health

 

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