Ward Manager

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Acute Medicine AssessmentLevel 1 unit are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic experienced Registered Nurse to join the team as a Ward Manager. Level 1 is a 12 bedded monitored area where a 4:1 nursing ratio is delivered.

You will need to have these leadership roles and responsibilities, managing the care environment:

Previous experiencecaring for acutely unwell Level 1 patientscompleted in an acute hospital setting.

Professional knowledge and skills to provide mentorship and supervision to achieve competency and proficiency in practice for undergraduate students, newly qualified professionals and other learners, including apprentices and international trained professionals based within the ward.

Efficient knowledge and skills to be a role model, negotiator, influencer, motivator and inspirer.

Insight and ability required to make the care environment effective and safe, driving up quality standards of the clinical service provided.

Socio professional background and extensive knowledge and skills to maintain patient safety, advise on and contribute to clinical care, including care assessment, planning, risk assessment and evaluation of care delivery provided by the ward/department.

Committed to working within a team to deliver high quality care and will be able to work well under pressure.

Demonstrate self-awareness and understanding of personal accountability

Main duties of the job

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarise yourself with full job description and person specification documents attached to this advert.

For this role you must demonstrate the ability to:

Respond to, prioritise and analyse complex problems/situations

Generate and present reports and documents.

Deal effectively with clinical issues within defined procedures/guidelines

Present and receive complex information within the multi professional teams, and at a senior level.

Manage/lead a team and individuals


Continue professional development/reflective profile

Manage the clinical area or ward efficiently and effectively

Supervise non-registered staff, pre-registration and post basic students

Understand budget management

Prioritise own workload.

Personally develop members within a team

Formulate short and long term objectives

Recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations .

Support colleagues, patients and relatives/carers in distressing circumstances

About us

On Level 1 we pride ourselves on our work ethic, teamwork and support networks. We are a small unit where no-one is ever left to feel isolated, we value great feedback from nursing staff, students and other external disciplines.

We take patients directly from ED under a variety of different specialties including but not limited to: gastro, neurology and infectious diseases. The post holder will gain a great insight into patients suffering from ailments under the scope of these specialties

Level 1 also has a dedicated clinical educator team, in association with DREEAM, who, along with the other members of the management team, are here to support staff in this busy environment.

We are also mindful of the importance of ensuring a good work-life balance and will therefore consider flexible and part-time working patterns.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Staff management

Ability to respond to, prioritise and analyse complex problems/situations

Ability to generate and present reports and documents.

Deal effectively with clinical issues within defined procedures/guidelines

Leadership of the team

Mentoring and coaching staff

Service improvement and change management

Ability to manage the clinical area or ward efficiently and effectively

Supervision of all grades staff

Budget management

Time management

Can formulate short and long term objectives

Demonstrate an ability to recognise, prioritise and respond appropriately to urgent and emergency situations

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse NMC UK


  • must have at least 3 years experience at a band 6 level



  • Degree in Health / Nursing related studies



  • Mentorship qualification



  • Teaching and Assessing qualification



  • ability to manage a clinical ward efficiently and effectively
  • knowledge of managing capacity and Flow



  • Knowledge of Governance
  • health and safety management



  • previous involvement in project work



  • Evidence of ability to mentor



  • post registration experience to include Management and leadership


  • Budget management



  • Physically able to perform a full range of nursing duties
  • demonstrates effective written and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to identify own learning needs
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently and within a team

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

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Queens Medical Centre Campus

Derby Road



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