Job Description

Join us as Deputy Medical Director and play an essential role in improving the delivery of Health and Social Care services across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, as well as the leadership and management of our Trust. As a registered medical practitioner, you will bring comprehensive clinical and senior leadership experience to this pivotal position.

The opportunity at Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust

It is an exciting time for Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust (RCHT) – the main provider of acute and specialist care services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We have big ambitions to continue developing our partnerships, and our clinical services and facilities, to maximise the range and impact of local, specialist care. Key developments include a major digital transformation, the establishment of a medical school and the delivery of the flagship £292m Women and Children’s Hospital, which represents the biggest ever single investment in healthcare in Cornwall. Joining us is your chance to live in a beautiful part of the country and make a real difference to the health of its local community.

Your role in our future

Working closely with our Chief Medical Officer, and deputising when necessary, as well as our Clinical Directors, you will help provide the professional medical leadership for the organisation, applying the highest standards and expectations of clinical excellence to our professional practices and performance.

It will be your responsibility to advise the Chief Medical Officer on any matters of clinical practice, accreditation standards, medical staffing issues or investment of resources that might impact on the Trust’s ability to meet strategic or operational goals and the quality of patient services.

You will be central to the delivery of key objectives, including the Trust’s ‘Flow’ program and improvements in the Urgent and Emergency Care pathway.

At the heart of your success will be your ability to build relationships and work in constructively with internal teams and multiple external partners, including the CQC, Coroner and Medical Examiner’s Office, and organisations across the Health and Social Care setting in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Your Profile:

  • You will be an established and experienced Consultant with significant leadership experience working in an Acute Trust.
  • Able to work at the highest levels and build strong relationships and partnerships with internal teams and multiple partner agencies.
  • A decisive leader, capable and committed to translating policy and analysis into practical actions and able to enthuse, lead and motivate others.
  • A track record of achievement: the introduction of robust systems and processes and facilitating effective teamworking practices.
  • Significant experience in complex organisational change and the introduction of service innovation and development

Rewards and Benefits

We are offering a competitive salary package that features a range of financial and wellbeing benefits that will help you to enjoy the amazing lifestyle that Cornwall provides. You will also have the chance to continue your professional development as a leader.

For more information about the role, please contact our retained Search Consultancy, Osborne Thomas, at or via telephone on 020 3280 3671.

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