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Bed/Duty Manager

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you a senior nurse with an interest in patient flow? Do you have excellent communication skills?

We are looking to recruit a Bed/Duty Manager into the Patient Flow team at York Hospital. The role of the Bed Manager is vital to the safe running of an acute hospital and you will have a unique bird's eye view of the hospital. You will be a forward thinking, positive and dynamic registered adult nurse with a can do attitude. You will also have excellent leadership and communication skills.

Main duties of the job

You will need to have a passion for ensuring patients receive quality care and have a good experience by ensuring patients are in the right place at the right time. You will be involved in service improvement and transformation projects.

You will be joining a well-established team and will be supported with a period of induction and competencies to achieve. You will be supported by the whole team and have a buddy for ongoing support.

The role requires you to work both days and night, also covering out of hours duty management, you will be working with senior on-call managers, matrons and ward teams.

If you feel you meet the essential criteria then please get in touch to arrange an informal discussion or visit to meet the team.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance through a range of provider

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

The NHS Staff Council has accepted the pay offer made by the government for Agenda for Change staff in England, which you will see is reflected on the salary for this role. Thenew salary rates for this year(2023/24)willtake effect from 1 April 2023. Eligible staff can expect to receive the additional 2022/23 payment and the new 2023/24 pay rates (including back pay to 1 April) as part of their pay in June.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind; we are open; and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves, and everyone else.

Person Specification



  • First level Adult Registered Nurse
  • Evidence of continued professional developments


  • Degree in Health related topic or able to demonstrate equivalent experience

Previous Experience


  • Experience of working as a senior nurse at Band 6 or above for minimum of 2 years.
  • Leadership and managing a team, including HR processes and rostering skills
  • Service Improvement and Managing change



  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to influence, delegate and negotiate
  • Team player and team building skills.
  • Decision-making and problem solving skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Excellent IT skills, including Patient software, EXCEL, word


  • Experience of project management and leading change

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to function effectively under pressure.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and a wide range of multidisciplinary team members, consultants, ward nurses, AHPs, senior managers

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