Assistant General Manager Trauma & Orthopaedics - Band 8b

Band 8B

Main area
Trauma & Orthopaedics
Band 8B
Fixed Term - 12 months
37.5 hours per week
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Southmead Hospital
£47,092 - £58,217 per annum
22/02/2018 23:59

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An Assistant General Manager (AGM) is required at North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) to join our Trauma & Orthopaedic Department, part of the Division of Neurological and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NMSK).  This is a fixed-term 12 month post to cover maternity leave.

You will be based at our state-of-the-art Brunel Building Southmead Hospital in North Bristol. Salary from £47, 092 to £58,217 & excellent NHS benefits, starting on 27 days AL + bank holidays and excellent pension.

Why apply?

• You will manage the largest orthopaedic service in the South West of England with 31 wte consultant surgeons, delivering 7,000 elective procedures a year and managing 2,000 trauma admissions a year.

• You will oversee improvement programmes in theatre productivity, length of stay and waiting times performance.

• You will be a core member of a management team delivering challenging, large scale yet achievable strategic and operational management within an ambitious and improving large acute NHS Trust (~£550m turnover, ~8000+ staff).

• You will be a senior leader within a well led organisation with a good track record of realising improvements and continue improving a ‘can do’ culture.

• You will be part of a dedicated and committed team in one of the most modern hospitals in Europe with an international reputation for world-class clinical care.

And if you are from outside the area, Bristol is consistently voted as one of the best places to live in the UK, with a rich history, thriving arts, music, and gastronomic and independent retail scenes, excellent transport links and easy access to the spectacular countryside and coastlines of South Wales, Devon, Dorset and Cornwall.

The successful candidate will be an ambitious, well-motivated self-starter and have demonstrable leadership, interpersonal and organisational skills. A good understanding of key NHS policy and targets is essential, as well as having experience of staff management and multi-disciplinary working.

The successful candidate will have significant experience in:
• Operational management - including budget management
• Implementing strategic and operational plans
• Change management – implementing policy
• Performance, risk and corporate management

You will also be able to demonstrate:
• Excellent interpersonal, organisational and prioritisation skills
• Experience in handling data and making informed decision
• Ability to work autonomously, and proactively
• Strategic, operational, management and leadership skills
• Team work qualities

At North Bristol NHS Trust we aim to provide “exceptional healthcare personally delivered” by offering services of exemplary quality, ensuring no unnecessary waits or delays, giving care in high quality facilities and having well trained and caring staff. Our vision is to be the provider of choice for patients needing our specialist care.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications, we are unable to reply to unsuccessful applications. However, we will give full feedback to all candidates who are interviewed.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Amanda Derham (Divisional PA) 0117 414 7484 or by email to arrange an informal conversation or visit with Rhona Galt, Divisional Manager for NMSK Division.

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