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Deputy Ward Manager

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Southend on Sea
£35,392 a year Per Annum pro rata for part time
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Deputy Ward Manager in our Trauma And Orthopaedics team based out our Southend Hospital site. You will need to be a natural leader that is organised, enthusiastic and has a passion for patient safety and care.
  • To work as part of the multidisciplinary team ensuring the delivery of a high standard of care to the patients.
  • To act as team leader taking charge of the ward, allocating and supporting staff.
  • To participate in all relevant aspects of the Governance process.
  • The post holder will adhere to the NMC code of Professional Conduct at all times and ensure compliance with hospital policies and procedures.
  • To act as a positive role model at all times.

Main duties of the job

  • Act at all times in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
  • To maintain a professional demeanour at all times in line with the Trust Policy for Uniform and the NMC Code
  • To maintain professional and personal development in accordance with PREPP requirements through the annual appraisal, personal development plans, portfolio development and reflective writing skills.
  • Ensure all nursing records are completed in accordance with Southend Hospital policies and NMC standards for records and record keeping.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest trusts in the country, serving a population of 1.2 million people. Our newly formed Trust, comprising acute hospital sites at Broomfield in Chelmsford, Basildon and Southend, is determined to provide the best health services for its local population. We are a well-led, high-performing and innovative organisation working in the best interests of the people we serve.

With a workforce of approximately 15,000 staff, we can now do more and go further in delivering health services to our local communities.

Our ambition is to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients, and provide a vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Make a thorough assessment of the patients needs and document these in accordance with Trust policies.
  • Formulate a plan of care based on the identified needs of the patient, taking into account current evidence based research findings.
  • Ensure that all the care planned is delivered to the patient at the highest possible standard.
  • Evaluate and document nursing actions and alter the care plan in accordance with the changing needs of the patient.
  • To act as an advocate for the patient at all times and promote patient health through education
  • Pro-actively communicate and liaise with all members of the multidisciplinary team on matters affecting patient care.
  • Ensure the rights of patients are respected at all times and assist in the provision of information, enabling informed decisions to be made about their care.
  • To commence discharge planning on admission co-ordinate through to the safe discharge of patients from hospital, as Trust Discharge Policy.
  • In conjunction with the Ward Manager, identify and plan appropriate interventions that contribute to high staff morale and good working relationships with all members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Positively contribute to the process of change within the ward.
  • Contribute to the reduction of healthcare acquired infection by ensuring a high standard of infection control practice in the light of research, current best evidence and legislation.
  • Adhere to the Trust Policies and Guidelines for the Safe Handling, Administration, Storage and Custody of Medicinal Products.

Further details can be found on the attached job description and personal specification.

Person Specification



  • Demonstrable post qualification experience


  • Experience as a deputy ward manager



  • Registered Nurse with current NMC pin

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

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Prittlewell Chase

Southend on Sea


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