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This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to and implement the Trust’s strategic objectives and be the ‘go-to’ lead for professional nursing on site. Reporting directly to our Hospital Director, our new Nurse Director will be a key member of the site’s leadership team, overseeing the deployment of nursing staff and the development of new workforce models for nursing alongside the Divisional Directors of Nursing.
You will hold a Trust-wide improvement portfolio on behalf of the Chief Nurse, alongside the responsibility of nursing standards in partnership with the DDNs. You will use the established PFIS (Patient First Improvement System) to provide continuous improvement to the workforce. This is a pivotal role in enhancing patient experience, quality of care and ensuring patient safety, alongside ensuring effective systems are in place to monitor and improve clinical outcomes and the operational and financial performance of teams and individuals.
Leadership is a key factor to the success of this role, modelling and reinforcing the Trust’s values while providing support for nurses, midwives and AHP’s. You will work in partnership with the Hospital Director to ensure operational and clinical continuity with the site and provide them with clinical and professional advice. You will also work in tandem on the delivery of constitutional standards of clinical safety and quality. The role has professional accountability for the workforce, service delivery, clinical quality and safety and the implementation of the Trust’s Nursing strategy.
You will maintain personal clinical credibility by assisting with clinical care delivery when required and ensure professional knowledge and standards are current and based on the latest evidence. This will involve working with the Director of Patient Experience, Engagement and Involvement to ensure the voice of the patient and their family is heard in co-designing services and service improvement.
You will also support and develop your team, creating an environment where all professionals embrace improvement as an essential element of healthcare. You will demonstrate this through your efficient and positive response when change is needed, re-evaluating decisions in light of new data.
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At UHSussex we’re proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK’s largest acute Trusts, we’re a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.
Improving lives: We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First. Our mission is summed up by our ‘where better never stops’ motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We’re here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.
Build a career with us: As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.