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Chief Medical Officer

  • Location: Mid and South Essex
  • Salary: Attractive Market Rate
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 931197
  • Sector: Health

Job description Date posted: 12/04/2019


With a clear mandate to move to a single organisation from April 2020, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust and Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust plan to capitalise on the full benefits and opportunities for patients through transforming the provision of clinical services across Mid and South Essex. 

Your opportunity to take a leading and influential role is considerable, the new organisation will provide comprehensive acute, medical, clinical and specialised services for more than: 251,000 Inpatient and Day Cases, 1.2 million Outpatients, 372,000 A&E attendances, a combined income: £945m together with combined staffing levels of 12,182 WTEs. 

Keen to develop your career? This is an outstanding opportunity for you to make your mark as you develop their clinical strategy and translate this into reality through a comprehensive programme of transformation. Arising through the planned retirement of the current incumbent, the Executive team seeks to appoint an ambitious and influential individual able to progress complex service integration, redesign and improvement. 

You will join an established board, led by one of the most respected CEOs of today - Clare Panniker. Drawing together the medical workforce and working in tandem with your fellow Board Members in particular, the Chief Nurse and Chief Transformation Officer (Deputy CEO), you will lead clinical engagement across the hospitals in true partnership with other clinicians and Executive colleagues to enhance innovation, service responsiveness and efficiency that deliver greater value and quality in services for patients. 

You will enjoy a broad, challenging and rewarding role as the principal medical advisor to the Board, with freedom to use your naturally dynamic, collaborative leadership and clear strategic thinking skills to join-up the medical professions across the hospital sites, whilst playing a major role in building high calibre, high performing multidisciplinary clinical teams and driving the academic research agenda. 

To make the most of this varied and fast-paced role, you’ll need to be a qualified Doctor or Dentist with full GMC or GDC registration. Ideally, you will offer relevant and recent experience working at board level in a Medical Director role with significant senior clinical leadership experience ideally gained in a large acute, specialist or teaching hospital. You’ll be excited about the prospect of working directly with medical teams to inspire results and offer the proven ability to engage colleagues to deliver consistently on clinical effectiveness and patient safety. Your track record of leading service improvement based upon sound improvement methodologies and excellence stands you apart from your contemporaries. 

For a confidential discussion about this appointment, please contact our advising consultants: Simon Potts on 07889 736 071 / or Reece D’Alanno on 07711 779022 / reece.d’alanno@veredus.co.uk 

The closing date for this position is 29th April 2019. Interviews to be held w/c 13th May 2019.