Chief Medical Officer

West Sussex
16 Apr 2021
17 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (UHSussex) was formed on 1 April 2021. We employ nearly 20,000 people and have an operating budget of more than £1 billion.  We run seven hospitals in Chichester, Worthing, Shoreham, Haywards Health and Brighton and Hove, as well as numerous community and satellite services. The trust is responsible for all district general acute services for Brighton and Hove, West and Mid Sussex and parts of East Sussex. We also provide specialised and tertiary services across Sussex and parts of the South East, including neuroscience, arterial vascular surgery, neonatology, specialised paediatric, cardiac, cancer, renal, infectious diseases and HIV medicine services. Our vision ‘Excellent care, every time’ is at the heart of all that that we do - we pride ourselves in putting the compassionate care of patients first and foremost.

Our journey has started and we are excited about the opportunities for clinical services to be arranged in a very different way across Sussex, enabled by our Patient First ethos which shapes our values and gives structure to our improvement and performance management. Our shared sense of purpose, commitment to investing in and developing our workforce; and focus on the continuous improvement pursuit of excellent care, every time, for our patients underpins all that we do.

This is an exciting time to join us as our new Chief Medical Officer as we work with staff and patients on the development of our clinical service strategies.  You will play a key role in driving the overall vision of the Trust, providing strategic and professional leadership to our Medical workforce and our wider staff groups.  As an Executive team member working with a collective leadership model, our CMO will be a progressive leader of our commitment to quality improvement, safety and efficiency and will empower our clinical workforce to drive transformational change beyond organisational boundaries.

For this pivotal Board position, we are keen to hear from Medical Leaders with Board level or equivalent experience.  A collaborative and innovative leader; you will be a champion for diversity and inclusion and for putting the patient at the heart of all strategic decisions.  Bringing energy and vision to our journey of continuous improvement, you will ably establish credibility in engaging with a wide range of partners within our local and regional systems.  This is an exceptional opportunity to join a new leadership team committed to working with staff, our public and our partners to transform services for the people of Sussex and beyond.

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Closing date: Monday 17th May 2021; Final Panel interviews: w/c 31st May 2021

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