Ward Manager

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Acute Medical Unit

Ward Manager -Band 7

Are you a registered nurse looking for your next position? Have you got an interest in acute medicine? If you want to work in a dynamic and fulfilling team environment then this job is for you!

The post holder will report to and be professionally accountable to the Matron and should be an experienced senior nurse withsignificant years of experience at Band 6 in Acute Assessment setting.

You will need to have excellent communication skills, the ability to lead and inspire a team and be prepared to work in a busy and challenging environment.

Your role will involve direct patient care as well as working directly with multidisciplinary team and the wider management team.

The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that high quality, effective and safe nursing care is delivered to all patients on the ward.

As the Ward Manager, you will manage the day to day running of the ward; financial and material resources.

The successful individual must have specific knowledge in management of patients requiring Non Invasive Ventilation, Chest drains and Tracheostomy care. Excellent bed management experience.

Main duties of the job

Job SummaryoIn collaboration with the Modern Matron, service manager & clinicians, the Sister is responsible for the effective delivery of care given to patients within the clinical area.o To provide professional leadership within the clinical area.o To have 24-hr responsibility for clinical area.o The post holder will provide expert advice and take a lead in the development and implementation of shared practice protocols in line with national recommendations and standards where these are available.o To reduce length of stay for patients ensuring pathways to support highest standard of care are in place.o To achieve financial balance

About us

Key working relation relationships? Senior Nurses? Multidisciplinary Team? Directorate Management Team? Department of Nursing Team? Bed Managers? Specialist Nurses across the Trust and our Community partners? Social Services

Job description

Job responsibilities

Professional Leadership/Management Provide 24 hour responsibility for clinical areas Provide leadership that promotes patients and users as partners in care and treatment. Ensure the service continually improves to meet the needs of patients. Develop nursing staff to improve patient access by enhancing assessment and technical skills, and actively promoting advanced clinical skills and competencies. Provide leadership that promotes effective discharge planning that incorporates the patient & carers view. Provide leadership that promotes an effective multi-disciplinary contribution to the provision of patient care. Provide expert advice on all aspects of patient care, through others where appropriate. Monitor standards of cleanliness and the patient environment within the clinical area. Ensure health and safety of staff and patients by complying with appropriate standards. These include radiological protection, decontamination, COSHH, Medical Devices, Infection Control and the safe administration of medicines standards. Ensure rotas incorporate effective use of resources, managing within financial envelope. To achieve length of stay reductions through implementation of enhanced recovery programmes and effective discharge planning Act-up as Modern Matron in their absence.Clinical Practice Have excellent knowledge in caring for patients with Tracheostomies, Chest drains and Non-invasive ventilation Develop and maintain competence in agreed basic and advanced clinical skills Be an effective role model for junior staff. Work with Specialist Nurses to develop & maintain competencies in the clinical area Provide effective communication channels with senior & junior staff

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (adult)
  • A clinical expert either through formal qualification (diploma/degree) and/or extensive clinical experience pertinent to the area.
  • Relevant post registration qualification in Acute care/Respiratory course, Critical care Course
  • Extensive experience in a relevant acute setting post registration.
  • Experience in clinical leadership/ management at Band 6, People management experience
  • Experience in caring for patients requiring Non Invasive Ventilation, Chest drains and Tracheostomy care
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and its application, Knowledge of healthcare policy
  • ILS/ALS trained


  • Working towards Masters and Relevant management qualification
  • Project management and research & audit skills

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