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Deputy Chief Nurse/Midwife/AHP

NHS AfC: Band 9

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Trust Management
NHS AfC: Band 9
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£89,537- £103,860 per annum
25/08/2019 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:.


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

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Team NNUH are excited to be recruiting a Deputy Chief Nurse/ Deputy Chief Of Professions to join us in what will be a new post designed to strengthen our Nursing leadership. 

We are seeking an experienced Nursing, Midwife or Allied Health Professions leader who is committed to improving patient care and the delivery of an ‘Outstanding’ Hospital for patients, families and all our staff.

We are on a journey to “Outstanding” and over the last year have delivered one of the fastest improvements in a CQC rating, moving from from Inadequate to Requires Improvement. Our Chief Nurse, Professor Nancy Fontaine, is now looking for a second Deputy Chief Nurse/Midwife or AHP to inspire and lead through outstanding clinical leadership in quality, safety and digital transformation.

This exciting role is open to Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals and the post holder will lead the Trust’s Quality Agenda in accordance with the 5 year Quality Strategy. You will lead the Ward Accreditation & Shared Decision Making Programme; ensuring collective ownership in developing and improving practice. 

You will lead on the delivery of our Trust Quality Improvement Strategy and key Quality Priorities and support the Chief Nurse in driving the development and implementation of the Quality Improvement Faculty, including leadership and oversight of our clinical digital transformation programme.

Our Chief Nurse has initiated Professional Nursing Advocacy and this post will assume responsibility for this portfolio and lead the implementation clinical supervision. You will also implement the new, improved governance of Advanced Practice and lead the innovation of a number of new, blended roles to support quality and deliver workforce transformation.

This exciting role also takes responsibility for managing our Patient Experience and Volunteer Teams.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is the 6th largest acute teaching hospital nationally, with state-of-the-art facilities that provide care to a population of around one million people from Norfolk, neighbouring counties and further afield. We work closely with the University of East Anglia’s (UEA) Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences to train health professionals and undertake clinical research. The Trust has worked collaboratively with the Dean to design several new joint posts and innovative non-medical research programmes. 

We believe this is an exciting, challenging and rewarding post for a candidate who has the ability to lead and inspire and who embraces changes and the delivery of transformation project. If you are interested please read through our job description and apply today.

Full Time: 37.5 hours per week

Open for applications: 8th August 2019

Close for applications: 25th August 2019

Interview Date: 9th September 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Nancy Fontaine, Chief Nurse

Tel: 01603 287194