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Ward Manager - Chilgrove Discharge Unit

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Chilgrove Discharge Unit are looking for an experienced, highly motivated ward manager to lead the team & provide nursing care of the highest standard.

Chilgrove is a 22 bedded Unit that facilitates patients that are medically fit for discharge. We are seeking a dynamic, motivated nurse that has experience at deputy sister / ward manager level who is enthusiastic and hardworking. Chilgrove promotes excellent team work and offers supportive mentoring, demonstrating a positive attitude to all working on the Ward.

As a Band 7 you will be expected to lead the multi-disciplinary team, and bring a positive attitude to the department. You will require outstanding communication skills and need to liaise between the Matrons and all others members of the MDT.

Chilgrove ward actively work towards improving patient care using the PFIS. Involving all staff members in making positive changes and influencing others. You will be expected to manage all staff members, deal with complaints at ward level and participate in clinical audits. Other responsibilities will include managing off duty, undertaking risk assessments and reviewing incident forms and formulating learning. Daily staffing huddles are routine to maintain excellent communication enhance safety for our patients and staff.

Would you like to help join us in this journey If so we would love to hear from you

Main duties of the job

  • The primary aim of the role is to promote effective patient centred care through performing individual assessment of care needs, developing, implementing and evaluating programmes of care that meet the needs of the patient and their families/carers.
  • Chilgrove ward aims to provide ongoing care for patients that await a future discharge destination and are medically optimised.
  • Providing good leadership and continuing to promote safe inclusive and diverse environment to staff and patients

About us

Join us at UHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better never stops

A t UHSussex we're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of theUK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.

Improving lives:We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put ourPatient First. Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in ourwellbeing programmefor staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

Build a career with us:As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To have continuing 24 hour responsibility for the effective management of the ward. In addition the post holder will provide nursing leadership within the ward, ensuring an effective quality nursing service, with responsibility for standards of nursing care and patient safety.

The Sister/Charge Nurse will be responsible for the budget management of the ward, staff performance and appraisal. To manage an appropriate patient workload across the service, providing expert support and advice. Developing the teams and ensuring a seamless service for patients.

Please see attached Job Description for full details.

Person Specification

Role requirement


  • RGN 1st level. Educated to Diploma level in relevant subject/Educated to Degree Level
  • Mentorship or equivalent/ ENB 998
  • Evidence of Professional Development with extensive post registration experience
  • Broad professional vision. People management. Negotiation skills
  • Proven track record of leading/ assisting to lead a team. Motivation and Innovation. Ability to participate in and implement the development of nursing practice
  • Conflict management and negotiation skills. Ability to deal with complex situations. Have an understanding of the principle of budget management
  • Ability to work under pressure/stress tolerance. Conflict management, manage change, performance issues. Demonstrate emotional intelligence
  • Experience in leading/ assisting to lead patient care, ensuring high standards are maintained
  • NMC Registered.
  • Demonstrates behaviours and attitudes that supports the Trusts vision of 'we care'


  • NVQ assessor ILS/ALS provider. Leadership course or equivalent
  • Understanding of NHS budgetary systems/Understanding of ward budgets
  • Extensive post registration experience. Experience at band 6 or relevant experience
  • Evidence of participation in audit
  • Implementation of projects/ innovations
  • Experience of managing staff, including sickness and performance management

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


St Richard's Hospital

Spitafield Lane


PO19 6SE

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