Director of Nursing - Private Hospital

Coventry, Warwickshire
£45k - £55k
13 Apr 2012
11 May 2012
Nursing Field
Private Healthcare
Manager, Matron
Job Type

Position – Director of Nursing

Location – Coventry

Salary - £45 - £55k plus benefits

Hours – 37.5hr per week



The Hospital

The hospital is a 52-bedded acute hospital, a consulting suite (15 rooms), 3 Operating Theatres. Other support services include Imaging, Physiotherapy.

The Hospital is based on an NHS site and works in partnership with the University Hospital Coventry and Warwick NHS Trust

Role Purpose:


  • To provide effective leadership and management of the nursing and clinical services departments and to ensure sustained development in these services.
  • To ensure optimum nursing standards and maximise return from resources employed.
  • Act as a key change agent in nursing and clinical services.
  • Achievement of agreed financial and performance targets.
  • Provision of a unified approach to patient care and to lead the hospital quality and risk programme.
  • Provide strong leadership, direction and improvement to the hospital as a member of the Senior Management Team.



Responsible for:-

  • Patient Ward
  • Ambulatory (eg day chemotherapy)
  • 3 Operating Theatres, Recovery, Minor Procedures Unit, Endoscopy and CSSD
  • 15 Consulting Rooms
  • Resident medical officers
  • Associated administrative and support staff including Quality, Clinical Governance management
  • Associated budgets and staffing profile



Core Responsibilities:


  • Professional and clinical standards of care.
  • Maintenance of quality standards to sustain and improve on current levels of accreditation and regulation.
  • General and professional development of staff
  • Participate in overall development of the Hospital and the achievement of the business plan and goals.
  • Strong representational role for the hospital to network clinically, professionally and inter/intra the health care sectors
  • Deputise for the Executive Director as required.

Key Outputs:


  • Ensure effective day to day operations of the nursing service
  • Development and achievement of the nursing plan and associated objectives for the short, medium and longer-term performance of the service to support the achievement of the hospital’s business plan.
  • Implement the appropriate management structure to ensure a span of control on professional, performance and development control for the nursing service.
  • Development and application of an effective recruitment and retention strategy.
  • Monitor quality and effectiveness of standards provided, taking corrective actions when deficiencies arise.
  • Provide support and advice to senior nurses on the management of their areas.
  • Implement new ideas and systems and promote a culture of continuous quality improvement.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements (e.g. Healthcare Commission, Health and Safety).
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with organizational audit requirements.
  • Ensure best practice is attained as outlined by corporate benchmarking groups.
  • Prepare departmental budgets and achieve the required financial and performance objectives.
  • Establish relationships with Consultant users for clinical, service and commercial development.
  • Participate in the marketing of the hospital.
  • Set high personal and professional standards in line with code of conduct.
  • Participate in on-call hospital rota.
  • Relationships
  • Foster and develop relationships with NHS partners to ensure higher clinical standards are achieved
  • Member of Senior Management Team, (Chair) Clinical Governance Committee and Medical Advisory Committee.

Direct Reporting:

Ward and Outpatient Manager

Theatre Manager

Resident Medical Officers

Infection Control Co-ordinator

For more information please contact Holly Brace at Pulse on 0161 2454453 or email