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Deputy Chief Medical Officer

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
5 Oct 2023

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Career Level
Medical Officer
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are currently seeking a Deputy Chief Medical Officer here at Wye Valley NHS Trust in Herefordshire.

We have been on a rapid improvement journey, built on patient centred care, high levels of staff engagement and partnership working with health and social care colleagues. Our One Herefordshire Partnership approach is being seen as an exemplar and we are working with partners to make functional integration a reality. We have solid foundations on which to build the next phase of improvement to be a national leader in the delivery of truly integrated care and sustainable service delivery.

This post has been established to provide support to the Chief Medical Officer and to deputise in their absence. You will have particular responsibility for clinical governance and job planning.

The DCMO duties for this post is for 4 PA's. The Trust will commit to increasing the offer to 10 PA's by providing opportunities for clinical and supporting programmed activities at consultant level.

Main duties of the job

The trust has been successful in securing investment and we have three new state of the art wards on the Hereford County Hospital site dedicated to the care of frail patients, building has started on the new elective surgical hub and we are in the process of finalising plans for a new community diagnostic centre. We are also well on the way to introducing an extensive digital programme including EPR, electronic prescribing, shared care record across all partners and E-Rostering.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

Worcestershire is our neighbouring county. The post holder will be required to travel between sites.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job description for a full list of duties and responsibilities for this position.

Duties and responsibilities for the clinical element of this role to be confirmed depending on specialty.

Person Specification

  • Appropriate professional qualification and current registration with the GMC/GDC
  • Evidence of continued professional development

Skills and Experience

  • Experience of strategic and operational planning (including job planning)
  • Experience of supporting and delivery change programmes
  • Proven track record in leadership and able to influence medics and other health care professionals across directorates
  • Experience of delivering/supporting clinical service improvements
  • Commitment to team working including collaborative working and delegation
  • Effectively and positively engage with clinical colleagues and can challenge and undertake investigations when conduct or performance issues/incidents arise
  • Effectively chair meetings


  • An understanding of the national agenda for health and social care
  • An understanding of the Maintaining High Professional Standards framework (MHPS)

Personal Skills

  • Proven track record in leadership and able to influence medics and other health care professionals across directorates
  • Effective Communicator
  • Ability to appraise data critically
  • Ability to develop / coach staff
  • Excellent multidisciplinary team working
  • Self-awareness / high level of emotional intelligence





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