Deputy Ward Manager

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 a year per anum (pro rata part time)
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Have you got strong, professional leadership qualities? Do you want to use them to enhance quality of care, staff morale and the learning environment.

Working collaboratively with the Ophthalmology Unit Manager, Ophthalmic Matron and Multidisciplinary Team, you will lead and co-ordinate a dedicated team of nursing and support staff to ensure the delivery of a high standard of nursing care across the department. Strong, professional leadership qualities are needed at this level to deliver high quality of care, staff morale and the learning environment

As Deputy Team Leader, you will be responsible for the effective deployment of ward resources including manpower. You will also assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of Governance systems in the theatre/ward relating to Risk Management, Health and Safety and Controls Assurance

So, if you are looking for the next step in your career and you have a passion for Ophthalmology, please apply today.

Main duties of the job

Main duties include:
  • In conjunction with the Team Leaders and Matron establish direction and purpose, inspire, motivate and empower departmental team around the common goals to provide real improvements in clinical practice, quality and services.
  • To participate in clinic rota and daily allocations
  • To participate in on call rota both social and unsocial hours
  • To be individually motivated, self-aware, socially skilled and able to work across professional and organisational boundaries.
  • To facilitate clinical development of staff members and with the Team Leaders formulate strategies which support staff development.
  • To establish and maintain a high profile with patients, carers and all staff involving, advising and using counselling skills as required.
  • To deputise for delegated tasks as deemed appropriate by the Ophthalmology Theatre Manager/Matron/Clinical Service Manager/General Manager

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of this rewarding and interesting role please see attached job description.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification



  • 1st or 2nd level Registered Nurse
  • Mentorship training or equivalent experience


  • Ophthalmology course or or equivalent experience
  • Leadership course or equivalent experience
  • Management Training or equivalent experience



  • Demonstrable experience in ophthalmology setting


  • Previous experience of undertaking audits



  • Competent user of IT systems - demonstrated in previous duties or in supporting statement

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