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Clinical Director and Consultant in Acute Medicine

Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

Job Details


An exciting opportunity has arisen for us to recruit an enthusiastic, innovative and progressive Clinical Director to join our Urgent Care Directorate team as we progress to the soon to be open, our new Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH). The appointee will provide leadership over both sites, City Hospital, Birmingham and Sandwell General Hospital, until we move to MMUH.. We would anticipate clinical participation within one of the Urgent Care Depts (acute medicine or toxicology).

Applications are welcomed from candidates on the General Medical Council's Specialist Register in Acute Medicine. In addition applicants should demonstrate within their application that they have the skills and experience of providing leadership in a busy and challenging environment of one of the Urgent Care Directorate Departments.

This role is annually renewable and subject to further appointment via an Appointment Advisory Committee if successful in appointment as Clinical Director. If you are not already employed as a Consultant in Acute Medicine at the Trust then you will also be required to apply for the Consultant in Acute Medicine post, job reference no: 381-ME-6063817. Please add CV when applying for the post.

Closing date: 10th March 2024

Interview date: 28th March 2024

Main duties of the job

As the Clinical Director of Urgent Care Medicine Directorate the post-holder will provide Clinical, Operational and Strategic Leadership in delivering high standards of quality and performance, within the allocated budget.

Core Duties include

  • Oversight of Transition from current 2 sites to the new Midlands Metropolitan University Hospital
  • Financial Management
  • Governance and Risk Management
  • Operational Management
  • Organisational Development
  • Performance Management
  • Staff Engagement and Leadership
  • Strategy and Service Development

About us

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:

  1. Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  2. Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  3. Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve lives

Job description
Job responsibilities

The single-site Acute Hospital will benefit from co-located specialist services which will support the new Urgent Care Departments. It will provide state-of-the-art treatment and care for patients from West Birmingham and Sandwell and across the region and will become the civic heart of the area and a point of pride for the community.

For more information on the job role and responsibilities, please refer to the Job Description attached.

Contact information within the JD

Person Specification

  • Having experience in a relevant leadership role
  • Track record of innovation and change management
  • Experience of delivering high quality services in a multi-disciplinary healthcare environment
  • Rota understanding and management
  • Understanding of financial issues
  • Depth of understanding of clinical standards and governance and how to enable improvement
  • Clinical specialism in one of the specialities covered within the CD portfolio
  • Experience of appraisal and PDR


  • Understanding local and national NHS context
  • Understanding of approach to good governance
  • Understanding of key trust initiatives including Fundamentals of Care and MMUH preparations and service optimisation.
  • Knowledge and experience of quality and safety in specialties within your Directorate
  • Knowledge of rota working
  • Knowledge of spreadsheets

Skills and Abilities

  • High-level communication skills
  • Ability to understand complex data both qualitative and quantitative
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Understanding of the stress of leading change and have an ability to reduce conflict within the workplace
  • Ability to relate to a wide spectrum of NHS professionals with competing agendas and achieve focused solutions to problems
  • Ability to successfully deliver change
  • Ability to support managing budgets
  • Ability to ensure timely response to both operational and strategic needs
  • Ability to deliver annual PDRs

Personal Qualities

  • Personal resilience, self-awareness, determination to succeed
  • Ability to lead the Directorate and command confidence of clinical and non-clinical colleagues
  • Ability to deliver results by working through others
  • Self-motivated, energetic and flexible, with well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Ability to get on with the multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrate compassionate leadership style





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