Ward Manager

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year Per annum inc
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
We are looking for an inspired individual with Cardiology experience to lead our 3D Cardiology Short Stay Ward. The job will be suitable for senior nurses looking to advance their leadership and managerial career. The job offers the unique opportunity to bring your expertise to ensure safe and compassionate patient experience whilst maximising our capacity utilisation through innovative ways.

You will be leading the staff members to deliver high quality care in our 23 bedded 3D Cardiology Short Stay Ward at St.Bartholomew's site. Ward 3D manages patients with various cardiology conditions and acts as a step down ward for our 40 bedded Coronary Care units. 3D works closely with our partners in the sector to provide treatments for our Intra Hospital Transfers (IHTs) in close collaboration with the Advanced ClinicalPractitioners. We have the acute Heart Attack & Direct Arrhythmia Service supported by the 24/7 catheterisation labs offering world renownedemergency care to cardiology patients. 3D team is integral to the service in offering optimum flow and excellent patient care.

Main duties of the job

You will have a team of highly competent band 6 nurses, your peers from three other cardiology wards, clinical nurse educator and senior nursing teamworking collaboratively to achieve the Trust's vision of providing excellent care to our patients

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To undertake the assessment of patients/clients with complex care needs.

To develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care to meet theseneeds of the patient cohort.

To guide, advise and direct other staff in the assessment, planning,implementation and evaluation of patient/client care.

To initiate risk assessment processes to determine risks to the health andwellbeing of patients/clients with complex care needs, taking relevantaction to minimise these risks.

To lead a team of staff in emergency and other acute situations, ensuringthat the patients/clients needs are met and that significant others aresupported.

To utilise information and data from a range of sources to identify patientproblems and guide decision-making processes.

To promote service user involvement in the planning, delivery andevaluation of care, respecting their wishes, beliefs and dignity.

To independently liaise and communicate effectively with all members ofthe multidisciplinary team and other agencies involved in the care of thepatient/client.

Attend Adult cardiac arrests, using skills in line with the ward acuity.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of Degree education
  • Registrant with NMC
  • Post registration Cardiac qualification
  • Mentorship course or equivalent
  • ILS
  • Evidence of CPD



  • Band 6 experience in Coronary Care Unit/Cardiology Ward/Critical Care setting
  • Leading teams as nurse in charge
  • Collaborative working with MDT
  • Demonstrate can do attitude in challenging situations

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


St Bartholomew's Hospital



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