Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work. It is a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow and patients are truly at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction that others can only dream about, prepare for a very pleasant surprise as Powys is the place to be. We are looking for staff who have energy, enthusiasm, commitment and drive and who are patient-centered. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.
Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. As a rural health board we have around 133,000 people living across an area that is a quarter of the land mass of Wales. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold. Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care, not to mention a wide range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference. If working for Powys Teaching Health Board is something that is of interest, we may have an opportunity just for you!
All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.
We are seeking to recruit an inspirational Medical Director with enthusiasm and passion for taking forward change.
Are you an exceptional individual who has experience of operating at Board level, with a proven track record of successfully delivering your professional and leadership portfolio, preferably in a rural and integrated health and social care environment.
Are you looking for a role where your natural leadership, drive and determination will shape the successful development and design of sustainable quality services?
Do you have exceptional communication, negotiating and influencing skills that will support and encourage clinical and non-clinical staff to develop truly rural solutions for the significant challenges ahead for both health and social care.
Are you looking for an opportunity both to design and lead local services, and to influence national policy and strategy?
If so, then we can offer you a role as Medical Director in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK stretching from the Brecon Beacons to the foothills of Snowdonia, from the Marches to the Cambrian Mountains.
What we can offer:
Powys is a rural county and as a health board we provide as many services as safely as possible locally, through GPs and other primary care professionals, a network of community hospitals and community services, including midwifery-led services, mental health, learning disabilities, children’s services, adult rehabilitation and frailty services. Alongside this we have a significant commissioning role working with providers in both Wales and England.
Our ambitious Health and Care Strategy sets out our vision for the future of a heathy, caring Powys. It describes how in partnership with Powys County Council we will focus on wellbeing, ensure early help and support, tackle the main conditions that limit life, and provide joined up care. This includes increasing the capacity, capability and resilience of primary and community services, improving integration throughout the health and care pathway, and strengthening our planning and commissioning of high quality services from neighbouring organisations.
You will be part of an experienced and talented Executive Team that has ambition for excellence and a vision for transformation, integration and alignment of healthcare services to best meet the present and future needs of the people of Powys.
The Health Board will also be strengthening its medical leadership by investing in two Assistant Medical Directors. The Health Board already has 2 Clinical Directors, one for Women and Children’s Services and one for Mental Health.
About the role:
You will be responsible for medical leadership, building, motivating, developing and the regulation of all doctors employed and contracted with the health board.
You will drive forward service transformation across the Powys healthcare community. The rural setting and clinical governance agenda will require a particular focus on community and primary care.
You will act as the principal source of strategic medical advice to the Board, and will provide assurance on service quality.
As an Executive member of the Board, you will hold corporate responsibility jointly with other Board members for the strategic direction, corporate policy-making and development and delivery of Health Board objectives.
The unique nature of Powys also means that as an Executive Director you will have the opportunity to cover a broader range of portfolios and provide leadership to service, function and strategic areas that go beyond your immediate responsibilities.
You will be a senior medical professional with full GMC registration, a proven track record of medical management experience and demonstrable knowledge of clinical governance. Experience of working in a strategic capacity at a senior level within a complex organisation and knowledge of the Welsh Health Service is desirable.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Carol Shillabeer, Chief Executive on 01874 712643 and/or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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To find out more about working for Powys Teaching Health Board please visit our Web site 'working for us' page, where you will find staff testimonials, benefits, information about the health board and our values framework.
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With effect from 1st April 2017 points 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 on AfC Pay Band 1 and Pay Band 2 will be adjusted to £16,523 to reflect the incorporation of the living wage £8.45 per.
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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