Deputy Patient Flow Manager

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Patient Flow
NHS AfC: Band 6
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Band 6
28/02/2018 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.


As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.


Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Patient Flow Manager within the division of Unscheduled Care. This post is open for a clinical person who has the drive and ambition to support a fast paced and dynamic service that plays a crucial role supporting the patients and staff in unscheduled care, focusing on quality of care, patient safety and customer care by enabling the timely and appropriate use of capacity. This is an appointment with managerial responsibility in the absence of the Patient Flow Manager of a small team and accountability for clinical and operational processes. The post holder must work with the divisional senior management team to ensure that an efficient and seamless service is delivered to patients across specialities, ensuring optimal capacity and they must have the ability to deploy available resources effectively to meet the strategic aims of the division. Also to take a supporting role in designing and implementing processes, policies and procedures for new service developments to effectively accommodate changes needed to ensure this service is able to meet the ever changing demands.  The role will encompass mostly day shifts; however has the possibility of night and weekend shifts if required by demand.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Sister Leanne Kay
Patient Flow Manager
01253 300000

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01253 951159