This is one of 2 Deputy Chief Nurse positions within the trust. The Workforce, Education and Standards role oversees the following areas:-
BSC hons Nursing, Extensive experience in quality, safety and Governance. Extensive Safeguarding Experience. Masters level qualification.
Please refer to the latest Agenda for Change pay scales for salary details
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My name is Elizabeth Cox and I am one of two Deputy Chief Nursing Officers at University Hospitals Plymouth. I joined in December 2020
I was working in the community as a Deputy Director with a profile in Safety and Quality, Safeguarding, and managing social work teams in the Peninsula Rapid Response team for child deaths. I observed the Chief Nurse of the Trust on a Covid Gold Call and decided I wanted to be part of the team. The advert for this role came out several months later and here I am.
I work with the Chief Nurse to develop strategies for achieving improved patient safety indicators and enhanced patient experience. Ensuring clinical services develop systems to support sustainable and measurable quality improvements. I am fortunate to work alongside the teams that deliver this agenda to ensure the people we serve receive high quality, safe care.
The best bits are the teams I work with and the staff I have met so far… All are inspiring. The challenges are the current improvement journey we are on together.
Life is my two children; they are my motivation, and also my two rescue dogs. I went looking for a Doberman and came home with two Chihuahua’s from a cat rescue……..I know – how did that happen? My favourite things are my paddle board, my trainers and the odd dalliance with a gin and tonic.
Top tips – follow your dreams, find a good mentor, be curious, don’t let opportunity pass you by and leadership comes in many guises don’t get humility confused with weakness.