Director of Nursing

Trust wide Chichester, Worthing, Shoreham, Brighton & Haywards Heath
VSM (Very Senior Manager)
26 May 2021
13 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

University Hospital Sussex is one of the biggest acute Trusts in the UK and this role as Director of Nursing is an integral part of the newly merged Trust senior nursing team reporting to the Chief Nurse. The role will work as part of the senior leadership team, with internal accountability and autonomy to lead, drive and coordinate programmes on improved patient outcomes and patient care. You’ll be responsible for a corporate portfolio and deputise for the Executive Chief Nurse.

The primary responsibility of the role as part of the executive Chief Nurses senior team will include addressing the corporate agenda and providing professional, clinical and strategic direction for the Trust’s operational transformation projects, across PLACE and the Integrated Care System (ICS). You’ll also provide leadership support to the nurses, midwives and AHP’s across the Trust delivering true ‘Compassion and Dignity’ in care. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a truly inspirational and compassionate nursing leader to develop and deliver a comprehensive corporate portfolio in a newly merged forward-thinking organisation. You’ll be an inspiring leader and an outstanding role model who can support and drive improvements as a strong nursing advocate. This role offers an opportunity to influence patient outcomes and patient care and the post holder will be a strong nursing voice across professional disciplines. 

The successful candidate will need excellent communication and influencing skills in order to identify and mobilise available resources and expertise across health and social care systems to deliver the Trust priorities on improved patient care. Alongside a comprehensive understanding of the challenging NHS environment, a commitment to improving patient services through strong performance management are essential attributes for this role.

We would welcome applications from a diverse cross section of nursing professionals who have experience in an acute setting across complex organisations. 


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