Lincolnshire Community Health Service NHS Trust
Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) provides community healthcare services for the population of Lincolnshire including community nursing, transitional care, adult and child therapies, urgent care, community hospitals and palliative care. The Trust’s community hospital sites are at County Hospital Louth, John Coupland Hospital in Gainsborough, Johnson Community Hospital in Spalding, and Skegness Hospital. LCHS provides services at over 65 sites spread across the 2,350 square miles of Lincolnshire. LCHS has an annual turnover of c. £100m and employs 2,000 members of staff. We received a ‘Good’ rating from the CQC following their inspection of the Trust’s services in September 2014, and the 2017 national NHS Staff Survey showed the Trust to have made significant improvement in engaging with our staff and in making our organisation a good place to work.
As Medical Director you will play a key role in helping to deliver our strategy. You will provide professional leadership to our consultants, medical staff and doctors and be part of a highly effective unitary board. Our goal is to continue to deliver community-based services aimed at supporting people to manage their own health at home and reducing the need for people to go into hospital. As such, our Medical Director will be integral in our continued development by supporting our staff and our services to be high quality and to deliver the right outcomes for patients within the resources at our disposal.
The successful candidate will also be joining us at a pivotal time as we continue to develop and transform our services and our Trust. This period will reflect our desire to develop new opportunities and exploit the full potential set out through the Lincolnshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, in which we play a central role. This activity will be underpinned by our clear values and our commitment and accountability to the local population and their needs, and we will be flexible and adaptable to ensure that the care we provide is entirely centred on the patient.
This role would suit someone who is already an established Medical Director keen to join a successful, innovative organisation, but equally we would welcome applications from ambitious Deputy Medical Directors or Clinical Leads looking for their first Corporate Director role.
Candidates may be working within a community health or acute setting, or in other associated or closely related areas such as commissioning or wider leadership roles but in all cases they will have a genuine passion and interest for community health services and the ability to lead sizeable teams over a large geographical patch.
The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 8th May 2018 at 9:00am.
For further information or an informal discussion about the role please contact Wayne Colthirst or Robert Wright at the NHS Leadership Academy on 0113 322 5672.
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