Hospital Manager
Ref: CYG36614

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Appletree, DH7 8NT
Full Time
Closing date
Sunday 16 June 2024

We are looking for a passionate, focused and experienced Hospital Manager to join our team at Cygnet Appletree in County Durham.

Cygnet Appletree provides Acute and PICU services for women. Providing a safe and secure care pathway for women with mental health needs, the service received a ‘GOOD’ rating from CQC in 2022.  Situated in the heart of County Durham, and close to Durham City, our hospital has 10 PICU and 15 Acute beds and is supported by a strong multi-disciplinary team.

At Cygnet you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on clients and their families. It's a challenging role with excellent career prospects, and you'll reap the rewards of empowering others with your focus on high quality of care. Your focus on enabling patient recovery in a compassionate setting will help us achieve our goals – and yours.

Our perks go way beyond pension schemes and excellent professional development.

You’ll also enjoy shopping, travel and leisure discounts – as well as a range of healthcare and financial benefits – to support you to be happy both in and out of work.

The Opportunity...

Reporting directly to the Operations Director, our Hospital Managers are responsible for providing strong and effective leadership to the onsite teams in order to ensure the integrity of all functions within the Site, to include; Clinical, Finance, HR, Recruitment and Support Services. You will be responsible for the overall day to day running and strategic direction of the hospital.

  • To be compliant with CQC / regulatory requirements and to ensure all clinical, budgetary, regulatory and service development targets are met. You will also implement risk assessment, risk management and embed clinical governance within the hospital.
  • To be responsible for the provision of a high-quality service, both in respect of client care and employee engagement.
  • Ensure effective bed management and coordination of referrals and assessments of patients in conjunction with the Head of Care and Responsible Clinician.
  • In this role, you will also lead on appropriate investigations (as required), participate in audit requirements and ensure all group policies and procedures are adhered to. Reviewing and developing potential opportunities for improved quality and commercial growth is also a key requirement.

You will have…

  • Managerial experience of leading a team within an inpatient service
  • A Nurse Qualification with valid pin – RMN or RNLD
  • The ability to work as part of a team; lead by example, manage performance effectively and use own initiative
  • Experience of working to CQC guidelines, relevant legislation and professional regulations
  • Experience undertaking investigations and/or the ability to manage complaints appropriately and in a confidential manner
  • Desirable: Qualifications in Leadership & Management / Health & Social Care

Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

  • Monthly reflective practice, support with revalidation & CPD opportunities
  • Expert clinical supervision & peer support
  • A high quality work environment
  • Free meals on duty
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Employee recognition initiatives
  • Opportunity to undertake further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme
  • Company paid Life Assurance scheme
  • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health check
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank holidays
  • Fully paid training
  • Paid DBS
  • Free parking
  • Free meals
  • Opportunities to progress and develop

Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 10th July 2024.

Cygnet Health Care have been providing a national network of high quality specialist services for over 30 years. In this role you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users & their families.

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We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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