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Deputy Medical Director

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Closing date
20 Jun 2023

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Job summary

An opportunity has arisen for two people to join the Medical Director's Team in Kettering General Hospital as Deputy Medical Directors. I am looking for a committed, high quality medical leader to compliment the clinical and senior leadership teams. One post will focus on Urgent and Emergency Care and the other on Planned Care and will enhance our overall clinical leadership and commitment to patient care . I am keen for someone to join the team who can evidence what they have done to be able to successfully deliver these roles and evidence how they will deliver it.

The person I would like to appoint will be someone who is committed to improving and strengthening an inclusive culture within KGH, where colleagues can speak up and be involved in shared decision making. A strategic aim of the Trust is to make it a truly clinically led organisation with a leadership team that reflects the communities we serve. As such, you will be a compassionate and inclusive leader who listens and who is responsive.

Main duties of the job

Urgent and Emergency Care:

The post is designed to strengthen and improve the operational links between the Corporate Medical, Operational and Divisional teams and the Integrated Care System in the delivery of effective urgent and emergency care services coveringthe whole of the patient pathway from referral to discharge. This will involve the understanding of existing pathways and how these may be changed to better meet the challenges of today's NHS.

Planned Care:

The post is designed to strengthen and improve the operational links between the Corporate Medical, Operational and Divisional teams and the Integrated Care System to improve planned care pathways, ensuring that patients receive appropriate, efficient and timely management.

You will be expected to have significant experience in Medical Management and be able to demonstrate a track record of dynamic and innovative leadership; be comfortable working with complexity; and have experience of working across organisational boundaries. You should have experience of overseeing & delivering transformational programmes to redesign care pathways and improve productivity within clinical services.

You will be given appropriate support and commitment from your colleagues and further development opportunities will be available.

The roles will attract between 5 and 10 PAs dependant on the circumstances.

The posts are open to all medical qualified applicants with suitable knowledge, skills and experience.

About us

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. Our mission is to provide safe, compassionate, and clinically excellent patient care, by being an outstanding employer for our people. We have entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Northampton General Hospital and have become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values:






Please visit the following websites for more information about working for us:
  • Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Best of Both Worlds Northamptonshire
  • University Hospitals Northamptonshire NHS Grou

Job description
Job responsibilities

The closing date is 18th June 2023 and interviews are planned for the week beginning 3rd July 2023.

For further information or discussion please contact me on 01536 492116 or

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the Shortlisting Criteria section of the document.

Person Specification
  • Full GMC registration and holds a license to practice.
  • Member/Fellow of appropriate Royal College
  • Consultant or equivalent level of senior medical experience in secondary care
  • Evidence of continuing professional & personal development as a clinical leader
  • Leadership/management qualification or higher Quality Governance training
  • Experience in Medical Management with a demonstrable track record of successful clinical leadership in a complex healthcare organisation
  • Demonstrable track record of achievement in the quality and patient safety arena and patient experience
  • Experience of leading service and/or transformational change
  • Experience of the management of complex projects
  • Experience of overseeing medical job planning, appraisal and clinical assessment
  • Evidence of working across organisational boundaries at a system level to deliver transformational change.
  • Experience of working with patients and the public to enhance and develop patient pathways.
  • Experience of effective collaborative working across the professions, the healthcare system and external stakeholders
  • Experience in acting as a MHPS Case Investigator/Manager
Leadership & Managment
  • Has personal and professional credibility and commands the respect of fellow clinicians.
  • Is supportive, and approachable, inspiring confidence and encouraging potential.
  • Dynamic, passionate, open, participative and supportive leadership style.
  • Team builder, able to delegate, able to make decisions and take charge of events through a performance management approach.
  • Strong influencing skills with the ability to shape development across the health and social care system.

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