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Ward Manager

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Port Talbot
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you caring, compassionate and committed to delivering patient-centred care?

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic nurse who is currently working as a band 6 or 7, who ais looking for a new challenge or looking to progress to a Ward Sister / Charge Nurse.

This post is based on Ward C at Neath Port Talbot Hospital. Ward C is 32 bedded Orthopaedic Rehabilitation and Care of the older person rehabilitation ward and has a strong MDT approach to care.

The post holder will be responsible for providing strong nursing leadership and ensuring and upholding excellent standards of care.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

You will have continuing responsibility for the ward/department, ensuringefficient/effective management of the area. You will promote and improve and maintain high standards of care and contribute to the wider development of nursing within the Health Board.

This will be based upon sound evidence based practice in line with the legal requirements, statutory rules and Health Board policies relating to practice and the NMC Code.

You will ensure patients receive safe, individualised and effective standards of care by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care. You will manage the skill mix of the nursing team and other resources effectively for the delivery of a high standard of care.

You will communicate effectively at all times, liaising with Site managers, Discharge Liaison Nurse and members of the Multidisciplinary Team to maintain flow of patients to the relevant areas/ place of discharge You will and facilitate the development and maintenance of the ward/department philosophy.

As the ward leader you will display leadership skills which will initiate and manage change in collaboration with the Matron, Senior Matron and Unit Nurse Director

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Summary/Job Purpose:

Demonstrate the Health Boards values of caring for each other, working together and always improving in everything that you do in the work environment and ensure that others demonstrate the same values.

Exercise 24-hour accountability for the management of the ward, to include leading and developing the core nursing establishment in the delivery of compassionate, high quality, effective, patient-centred nursing care and providing fair, honest and measured people management.

Provide visible, professional nursing leadership, support, supervision and guidance (in line with NMC standards), expert clinical advice and undertake management and monitoring activities in line with legal and professional requirements, statutory rules and Health Board policies relating to evidence based practice

Be responsible for the efficient management of the ward budget, effectively deploying the nursing team and utilising the allocated resources and raising any financial expenditure concerns to appropriate personnel in a timely manner.

Work and communicate effectively as a member of the senior clinical and nursing leadership team for the Division/service, collaborating with other Ward Managers and Matrons, including deputising for the Matron where required at patient flow, Health Board and site based meetings.

Create and promote a learning culture within the clinical area to support the professional growth and development of all nursing staff, students and (as appropriate) members of the multi-disciplinary team.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (Part 1) - Active NMC Registration


  • Relevant leadership experience



  • Relevant clinical experience

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Neath Port Talbot Hospital

Baglan Way

Port Talbot

SA12 7BX

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