General Manager - Trauma & Orthopaedics

Posted 2 days ago by NHS Business Services Authority
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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) will be increasing surgical services in 2020 as part of our continued vision to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research.

Currently UCLH provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites and will be opening a new hospital providing surgical services in the Autumn of 2020. Additional support is required to staff this new site and the services on offer, therefore we are seeking applicants to the post of General Manager to support our current staffing structure for this exciting new hospital at UCLH.

General Manager – T&O

Following promotion of the existing post-holder, we are now looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to be our next General Manager for Trauma & Orthopaedics.

SSD is large division, with approximately 800 staff and a budget of around £92m. The divisional services include Trauma & Orthopaedics, Head & Neck, Urology and Thoracic Surgery and operates’ out of a number of Trust sites. It has operational responsibility for the UCH @ Westmoreland Street campus and the Institute for Sports Exercise and Health (ISEH).

This is an exciting time to join SSD, as we embark on a number of challenging change programmes, including the opening of our new 12 story Phase 4 development, with eight operating theatres for orthopaedic and ENT services.

Reporting to the Deputy Divisional Manager, and working closely with the directorate clinical lead and matron, the post-holder will work flexibly across the division and lead on service improvement initiatives and take ownership for the effective delivery of all performance, finance and quality targets relating to the specialty.

The Trauma & Orthopaedic department provides a range of routine and specialist areas including upper limb, lower limb, complex hip, and hand and wrist surgery.

The service runs daily trauma and elective theatres and is supported by a dedicated team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and clinical nurse specialists.

The department delivers around 2,200 day cases, 1,500 electives and 38,000 outpatient appointments per year.

The role provides an opportunity to influence and support the direction of the service; including redefining pathways and processes across the North Central London network.

Aligned to the T&O department is the Institute for Sports Exercise and Health (ISEH), which provides excellence in elite sports performance and sports injury prevention and management. ISEH is a partnership between the British Olympic Association, the English Institute of Sport, HCA Healthcare UK, UCL and UCLH.

To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate substantial experience, working on both strategic and operational matters, preferably in the NHS. You will also need to demonstrate ability to deliver against challenging performance and finance targets, whilst still achieving high quality, patient-focused services. You will also have excellent communication and people management skills, with an ability to build relationships across the network. You will be required to represent the department and division within the organisation and externally.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For enquiries please contact

– current post holder

– Divisional Manager

Reference: 40883646

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