Chief Nurse – Acute Services – NHS Scotland – Kilmarnock

NHS Scotland

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Chief Nurse – Acute Services, University Hospital Crosshouse

NHS Ayrshire and Arran is an innovative, improvement focussed Board with exciting transformational change plans in place for our services of the future. Our Board purpose is: Working Together to achieve the healthiest life possible for everyone in Ayrshire and Arran, and to achieve this we are committed to continual improvement in population health, service delivery and care experience.

We are looking for someone who will be a key member of the site based triumvirate of Chief Nurse, Associate Medical Director and Site Director in providing strong clinical and visible leadership. In the role of Chief Nurse, you will be pivotal in shaping the acute nursing workforce to deliver clinical service and transformational change across the acute services in line with our vision and values.

You will ensure nursing has strong professional leadership on a site basis within the triumvirate approach and will be instrumental in supporting changes in the delivery of acute nursing services, galvanising the nursing workforce in accelerating transformational change. You will provide professional support and leadership, providing a focus on quality of care as part of the triumvirate. The post is essential in supporting the Nurse Director in providing strategic direction and the delivery of strategic priorities. We are looking for candidates of considerable personal and professional stature who demonstrate highly tuned emotional intelligence, with strong credentials as clinical leaders and a proven track record of delivering clinical and service change and improvements

Hour: 37.5 per week

Informal discussions are welcomed by:

Jacqueline Nicol, Site Director, University Hospital Crosshouse, on 01563 825066 or by e-mail [email protected] ​​​​​​

Jenny Wilson, Executive Nurse Director on, 01292 513002 or by e-mail, [email protected]

Closing date for applications: Sunday 12th February 2023 – please send completed Record of Achievements to [email protected] ​​​​​​​

Selection process: Wednesday 8th March 2023

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