Deputy Chief Nursing Officer

London, GB-LND
Competitive Salary
01 Dec 2018
21 Dec 2018
Nursing Field
Hospital, Oncology
Chief Nurse, Matron
Job Type

Join HCA Healthcare UK as we celebrate our 50th year of establishment, Outstanding CQC rated Hospitals, State of the Art Technology, Pioneering Treatments plans and complex range of patients cases. We can offer you an excellent learning environment amongst a wealth of Medical experts that can guide and develop your career.

We are recruiting for a Deputy CNO to join our team!

Job Description

Full time post: 37.5 hours

Salary: competitive

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  • To support the CNO in the clinical leadership of Joint Ventures South
  • To lead quality, patient experience and patient safety programmes to improve patient and consultant satisfaction.
  • To develop and lead service development programmes to meet business and clinical objectives.
  • To participate in workforce planning and the development of a high quality and effective nursing and midwifery recruitment and retention programme.
  • Lead on developments in new roles and new ways of working to ensure nursing practice follows best practice guidance and is at the forefront nationally and internationally.
  • To work with the service leads to ensure that the clinical requirements of patients are met within a framework of evidence based practice and cost efficiency.
  • To support the implementation of the HCA Nursing Strategy
  • To deputise for the CNO as required.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide professional nursing leadership across the facilities ensuring that an appropriate structure is in place to support nursing at all levels.
  • Support the CNO for ensuring adequate clinical governance in respect to nursing services and medical residents.
  • Develop and implement the strategic and operational plan of the facility.
  • Develop a local strategic plan for nursing (to include, but not limited to, education, research, practice development and clinical audits) in order to meet service and speciality needs.
  • Provide leadership to all nurses within the service units and take overall responsibility for their performance management, professional development and portfolios.
  • Establish effective working relationships and communication within the facility and across the HCA hospital groups and partners relevant to the hospital.
  • As a core member of the hospital team, the Deputy CNO will play a significant role in leading, planning and commissioning new services, identifying continuous improvement to current services and identifying ne innovative ways of delivering effective services and new businesses.
  • Develop, maintain and continuously review standards of patient care. Devise and apply programmes for evaluating compliance and implementing professional nursing policies and standards.
  • Be responsible and accountable for all resources and budgetary provisions applicable to nursing within the hospital. This responsibility needs to be dealt with within the framework of hospital-determined policy, financial and headcount control.

Skills & Experience

  • Registered General Nurse
  • Relevant post graduate qualification/s including degree level education.
  • 5 or more years senior nursing management experience in cancer nursing (including at least 4 years at NHS band 8C or equivalent, or more senior)        
  • Experience in leading successful change management.  
  • Experience in developing business cases and leading implementation of new services.   
  • Experience in investigating HR issues, clinical incidents and complaints and preparing high quality written responses and reports.            
  • Experience in adult safeguarding and managing the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act.  
  • Experience with workforce planning       

About the Individual

At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values.