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Deputy Ward Leader

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full or part time position for a Deputy Ward Leader to join our Acute Medical Unit team.

This position will enable the successful applicant personal and professional development whilst enabling our team to continue to provide and promote high quality care for our acute medical patients.

Our nursing team work closely alongside the medical and multidisciplinary teams to provide excellent urgent and emergency medical care across the emergency floor, enabling the provision of rapid assessment for those patients presenting with medical conditions who require admission to hospital.

We are looking for a senior nurse who can lead, motivate and enthuse the team to deliver high quality care in what can be a very busy environment.

Main duties of the job

It is essential that the post holder has significant nursing experience. Have a good understanding of the dynamics of team work as they will be expected to work closely with multidisciplinary personnel across both areas of the Unit. The post holder must be able to demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills, leadership, enthusiasm and the ability to learn and develop new skills.

The post holder will be required to cover seven days a week to include day and night shifts, therefore applicants will need to be flexible with shift patterns.

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of �380 million and 750 beds. We work with health and social care organisations -including NHS Kernow and NHS England- to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000- which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually develop clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about this role please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse


  • Assessing & Mentoring qualification
  • ILS, ALS



  • Significant post-registration experience


  • Previous ward management experience

Knowledge and Skills


  • Understanding of professional and current issues in nursing
  • Understanding of the importance of research and evidence based practice
  • Cannulation and venepuncture
  • Ability to work well both in a team and on own initiative


  • Awareness of cultural needs
  • Basic knowledge of computer skills and IT systems

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust



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