Role details

Associate Director of Nursing - Private Healthcare Provider

Manchester   •   £60,000 - £65,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Senior Management post within a flagship Private Hospital
  • Leadership and delivery of the Nursing Strategy in conjuction with SMT

About Our Client

Our client is a leading independent provider of private healthcare offering treatment to private, medically insured and NHS patients.

Job Description

Role Purpose:

  • Provide leadership and direction for the Ward Managers and Specialist Nurses aligned to the organisational and hospital Nursing strategy led by the Director of Clinical Services.
  • Co-ordinate and maintain the delivery of safe clinical quality and care standards in the hospital aligned to the Clinical Governance program led by the Director of Clinical Services.
  • To ensure compliance with appropriate regulatory and best practice frameworks within departments.
  • Collaborate with the lead managers and sisters in each area on services supporting the hospital's business plan.
  • Represent relevant wards/depts. on the Hospital Management Committee
  • To deputise for the Director of Clinical Services as required.
  • To manage 3rd party service providers where appropriate.
  • Liaise with consultants as required to enhance business development, clinical care and service feedback.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to Ward /Department Managers and senior sisters.
  • To have delegated responsibility from the Registered Manager for child and adult protection and safeguarding

Key Accountabilities:


  • Maintain professional nursing standards in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Co-ordinate compliance with standards in respect of all legislative requirements (CQC, SHE, DSE, Fire, COSHH, BLS, Manual Handling, Safeguarding Children, Information Security, Infection Control and Blood transfusion) across direct reports
  • Together with the Director of Clinical Services develop and establish a model to ensure the effective delivery and recording of a high quality service that meets all patient care needs
  • Coordinate a satisfactory Quality Improvement Programme, monitor performance against it and take corrective action where and when appropriate
  • Supervise clinical governance accountability of ward Managers, Specialist Nurses.
  • Monitor and drive improvements on clinical outcome indicators
  • Ensure effective communication both within departments and inter-departmentally
  • Manage, investigate clinical complaints and take corrective action where appropriate
  • Participate in the management on call rota where appropriate.


  • Drive the commercial performance of reporting services against established KPIs
  • Manage and revise operational procedures to deliver relevant departmental , efficiencies and financial performance within budget
  • Develop, implement and deliver an effective staff resource plan to provide cost effective labour& staff skills targets.
  • Input to, monitor and manage the budgets for reporting departments
  • Compile business case(s) for capital expenditure that safeguards clinical standards drives performance of clinical services and develops new services


  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with existing consultants
  • Ensure that new and existing consultants are compliant with expected clinical standards and work in line with policies and processes.


  • Ensure strong levels of clinical staff engagement, providing consistent visible leadership, professionalism and direction
  • Manage direct reports effectively
  • Maximise the performance and potential of direct reports through regular performance coaching and review
  • Implement and maintain effective strategies for learning and development across the clinical workforce to ensure there is an educated, skilled, competent workforce.

The Successful Applicant

  • Must hold a professional clinical qualification in nursing
  • General clinical experience in an acute setting
  • Knowledge of NMC Codes and guidelines and their implications for practice
  • Knowledge of Quality management tools
  • Highly energetic, proactive, professional with a resilience and drive to succeed.
  • Have a compassionate caring approach with a consistent "patient first "attitude.
  • Strong organisational and planning skills, including risk management
  • Results and action focused, possessing a proven track record of delivering against targets
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Able to communicate clearly with a range of people at differing levels across the hospital, deploying a range of techniques to do this effectively
  • Able to energise, shape and direct a team to maximise motivation
  • Able to support and develop staff to deliver business goals
  • Good commercial/financial awareness, including business planning and budgeting
  • Education to a degree level (preferred but not essential)
  • Experience in effectively leading several clinical areas (in an acute setting)
  • Knowledge of Human Resource policies, tools and techniques, including interviewing, conducting performance reviews, performance coaching and formal HR processes e.g. disciplinary
  • Knowledge of the Care Standards Act and Care Quality Commission Requirements

What's on Offer

Our client is offering a basic salary of up to £65,000 plus a generous benefits package.

Clear career progression opportunities exist within the hospital and wider group.

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