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Deputy Associate Director of Operations (DADOP) - Transformation Lead

NHS AfC: Band 8b

Main area
Medicine Care Group
NHS AfC: Band 8b
12 months (Fixed term)
37.5 hours per week (Full time 37.5 hours per week)
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Cross bay
£53,168 - £62,001 per annum
Salary period
20/04/2021 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

An exciting  opportunity has become available within the Medicine Care Group 

We are seeking an enthusiastic,  highly driven, committed and compassionate leader to take on a 12 month secondment/fixed term role within the care group  to support the senior team with the recovery, restoration and transformation of our services.

Main duties of the job


The role is required to  lead the transformational change required  and support the Service Managers to improve the performance, efficiency and patient experience.

A commitment to the development of high quality, evidence based care is essential, combined with personal drive, enthusiasm, creativity and resilience. You will be expected to meet the business and workforce objectives of the services, and demonstrate Trust's values at all times. 

The post is  full time with an expectation of cross bay working at a senior level.


Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust covers a large geographic area which encompasses the Furness peninsula, the city of Lancaster and the Lake District. We provide a comprehensive range of acute and support hospital services to a population of 350,000 based around Morecambe Bay.


Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.



Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post-holder, is responsible for the coordination and leading of transformational change and projects across the care group

The post-holder, is responsible for the overall patient care and performance throughout the medicine care group. This includes specialist medicine day case and out-patient areas and overall patient flow and performance through the urgent care floor and downstream medical wards.

The post-holder is responsible for line managing the team of service managers in medicine, ensuring effective triumvirate working within the service lines and ensuring delivery of optimal operational ED, RTT and diagnostic waiting times and delivery of out-patient performance.

The post-holder is responsible for the development and co-ordination of performance and business management systems and processes to ensure comprehensive service performance, monitoring and development.

The post-holder must ensure that the services are performing to the latest best practice guidance supporting continual service improvement and best clinical practice.

The post-holder will be responsible for a range of cross care group service development and improvement projects.

Full details of main responsibilities can be found in the attached job description and person specification for this role.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Considerable management experience in large diverse and complex organisation, including staff, budgets and serivce management


Essential criteria
  • Detailed experience of operational management


Essential criteria
  • Performance management
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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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