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General Manager Theatres & Critical Care

NHS AfC: Band 8b

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General Manager Theatres & Critical Care
NHS AfC: Band 8b
Full time: 37.5 hrs per week
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Whittington Health NHS Trust
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Magdala Avenue, Archway, London
£52,306 -£60,983 Excl HCAs
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Whittington Health NHS Trust received a ‘good’ overall inspection from the CQC in April 2016, rated ‘good’ in a national review of openness and transparency standards across NHS trusts in England and ranked 78 out of 230 NHS Trusts overall.

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Rated overall as good in its 2016 CQC inspection and with a reputation as one of the safest hospitals in England, Whittington Health, an Integrated Care Organisation in North London, is looking to recruit an ambitious and experienced operational manager to lead  the Trust to continue to develop Theatre and Critical Care services

The postholder will be part of the senior ICSU management team and will assist the Clinical Director, Director of Operations and Associate Director of Nursing in delivering the Trusts strategic and operational agenda.

For the right individual we are offering an opportunity to influence and contribute to the ongoing transformational work across theatres and critical care.  We are looking for a candidate with excellent communication skills, an ability to involve people and an appetite to deliver the best care for our service users, while ensuring staff are developed and supported to really flourish.

Day-to-day, the post-holder will be responsible for providing non nursing leadership and the operational management of theatres, pre-operative assessment, elective admissions team, anaesthetics and critical care. Key deliverables will include the delivery of the Trust elective activity plan, delivering optimum use of resources including cost savings, and creating cohesive multidisciplinary teams who deliver best practice. 

There is huge opportunity for development in this role and for being a key player in the development of Theatre and Critical care at the Trust. Please feel free to contact us for an informal chat.

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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

Fiona Isacsson, Director of Operations Surgery & Cancer

Telephone 0207 288 5436 -  Natasha Khan-Jenner, Surgery & Cancer  ICSU PA

If you have problems applying, contact

Whittington Health NHS Trust
Magdala Avenue
N19 5NF
0207 288 3767