Ward Manager - Falmouth Hospital

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Per Annum
Closing date
21 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 7 Ward Manager for a 18 bedded ward at Falmouth Hospital.

You will be responsible for guiding the team by providing a clinical presence and working alongside them on the ward, providing expertise to facilitate safe, effective, high quality, person centred care.

One of the main responsibilities of the Ward Manager is to support the flow of patients. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain safe staffing levels, deliver effective care and review incidents/complaints/audits.

Proposed interview date: 3rd July 2023

Main duties of the job

  • To provide managerial and clinical leadership to the nursing team and support
  • To manage the daily running of the ward ensuring effective staff rostering and skill
  • To lead and develop the nursing team
  • To ensure the delivery of high-quality evidence-based patient care within the guidelines of Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust policies
  • To promote effective communication with all members of the multi-disciplinary and inter-agency team including medical staff, patients
  • To ensure effective management of ward resources including ward
  • To support and deputise for the Clinical
  • To work flexibly with peers and managers in the Locality, prioritising resources as required

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Level 1 Nurse with current NMC Registration
  • Educated to Diploma / Degree level with evidence of appropriate post registration skills or equivalent experience
  • Modules relating to specialty field (Elderly care, rehabilitation, palliative care or similar)
  • Current clinical assessment and teaching qualification.


  • Management qualification



  • Previous Ward management experience


  • Previous experience of community hospital nursing
  • Experience of managing personnel issues

Practical & Intellectual Skills (including any special knowledge)


  • Proven written, oral and electronic communication skills including ability to deal with challenging and sensitive situations
  • Proven organisational skills/leadership skills
  • Analytical skills for complex situations
  • Budget managements skills
  • High level of clinical skills and competencies
  • IT literate

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