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Deputy Medical Director *Internal Only*

NHS Medical & Dental : Deputy Medical Director

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Deputy Medical Director
NHS Medical & Dental : Deputy Medical Director
12 months (Fixed Term for a period of 1 Year)
Full time: 5 sessions per week (5PA's)
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Furness General Hospital
Barrow in Furness
£20,000 The post attracts a responsibility allowance/ honorarium up to £20K
Salary period
28/02/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

We would like to invite colleagues to apply for the Deputy Medical Director Role.  

This competitive process is now open. 

The role is appointed on a fixed term basis of 1-year renewable basis and is renewable through an open competitive process.  The role will be based at FGH with a requirement to provide cross site cover including community.  The job description and person specification are attached in an electronic format to this e-mail.  

Main duties of the job

The Deputy Medical Director (DMD) is responsible for site-based clinical leadership within the Trust and across the Care Groups including the integrated care community teams working closely with the care groups Clinical Directors / Leads and their teams.  There are two Deputy Medical Directors and the individuals in these roles are expected to work closely to ensure cross site consistency, collaboration, and engagement of the clinical teams. 

Working for our organisation

The DMD will be a key member of the Trust’s senior management team and will contribute to strategic direction and decision-making processes, with an overriding requirement to act in the corporate interests of the Trust and its patients. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

If you are interested in applying for the role, please submit your application on Trac and a CV and a covering letter with your personal statement to Barbara Hubbold, PA to the Medical Director, by e-mail:  barbara.hubbold@mbht.nhs.uk, by close of play 28th February 2021.  

Interviews are scheduled to take place on 19th March  2021 pm  via TEAMS

Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Employed at substantive consultant / SAS / Senior Clinician level with at least 5 years of experience
  • Full GMC Registration with a licence to practice
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Evidence of participation in management development opportunities
Desirable criteria
  • Management qualification


Essential criteria
  • Extensive involvement in management roles
  • Considerable experience in clinical leadership roles
  • Credible to medical colleagues
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in MHPS case management and case managment

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Sound knowledge of clinical governance and effective systems of medical management such as job planning appraisal and clinical assessment
  • Understanding of medical recruitment and training matters
  • Demonstrates good strategic awareness of wider NHS issues and the implication of NHS drivers on Trust services
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Shahedal Bari
Job title
Executive Medical Director
Email address
Telephone number
01539 716666