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Ward Sister

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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An exciting opportunity has arisen at Whitchurch Community Hospital, for a Deputy Ward Manager at band 6 as we develop and increase our leadership team.

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic nurse to join our well established multidisciplinary team, working in a rural setting where the hospital is at the heart of the local community.

The successful candidate will have a passion for the delivery of high quality care for our cohort of patients, with interests in care of the elderly, end of life care and rehabilitation. You will be a role model with experience of change management and a team player working with an experienced group of staff on the ward.

Main duties of the job

The post consists primarily of clinical care delivery and leadership, however there will be an element of managerial duties as the Deputy Ward Manager. You will be responsible for overseeing the care of patients, managing and supporting staff and deputising for the Ward Manager.

As the ward cares for a range of patient need, you will need to have a wide range of experience across clinical areas, be an excellent communicator with demonstrable leadership potential eager to develop through experience and CPD which is encouraged and supported. There will be a robust induction period and job plan created in partnership with the Ward Manager.

About us

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust provides community-based health services for adults and children in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and some services in surrounding areas too. These range from district nursing, health visiting and running four community hospitals through to providing very specialist community care through talented and dedicated staff.

Patients, carers and the public play a vital role in helping us to develop and improve our services and we are constantly looking for ways to work with local communities, patients and the public to innovate and improve. Have a look at the Have Your Say section of our website to find out how you can feed back your experiences and help us to continually improve.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is an exciting place to work. It offers a wide range of employment opportunities for many people.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust positively encourages applications from all areas of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We are committed to ensuring people who work for the community trust have a good working life - and a good work life/home life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached for further information on the role.

Person Specification

Training and Qualifications


  • Effective Level 1 Registration with NMC
  • Nursing Degree or Diploma
  • ENB 998 (Teaching/Assessing/Mentoring in Clinical Practice) or equivalent qualification (PTLLS/CTLLS etc)
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development



  • Experience of managing rehabilitation or long-term conditions in a relevant setting
  • Significant experience of managing staff
  • Experience of mentoring staff
  • Experience of jointly managing and developing teams

Knowlegde and Skills


  • Able to assess, implement and evaluate programmes of care
  • Evidence of using evidence based practice to enhance quality of care
  • To deliver a high standard of care
  • Evidence of using evidence based practice to enhance quality of care
  • Ability to liaise effectively with various disciplines, relatives, patients and outside agencies
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Ability to prioritise and organise patient care management

Employer details

Employer name

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust


Whitchurch Hospital

Claypit Street


SY13 1NT

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