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Ward Manager- Ward 6D Respiratory

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Nurse to manage Ward 6D Respiratory Medicine.

We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, motivated and professional Senior Ward Sister/ Charge Nurse who is looking to further their career and embrace a challenging and rewarding role centred on collaboration and a drive to deliver the best possible outcomes for our patients.

You will have to be dynamic, flexible and adaptable, able to thrive and move forward with change improvement initiatives leading by example. You will also need to have strong communication skills that enable you to be an effective team player and leader. In order to provide the best possible care we aim to attract, train and provide on-going support to the right person who will join our existing team of highly skilled professionals, all of whom are dedicated to making a positive difference to our patients.

The successful applicant should have significant experience at Band 6 level and should be currently working in a Band 6 level or above. You will be responsible for the day to day running of the unit in and senior nurse meetings at Liverpool University Hospital and cascading information.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have management responsibility for the ward/department over the 24 hour period, ensuring a high standard of nursing care.

Key responsibilities will include the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care, effective leadership and staff management/development.

The post holder will always work within the NMCs Code of Professional Conduct.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities

Co-ordination of the ward on a day to day basis including planning, allocation and evaluation of work carried out by teams or individuals and self.

Provide specialist knowledge to all Nursing staff on the ward

Will promote a critical, analytical approach to the delivery of nursing care ensuring that the ward environment is responsive to current issues.

Ensure that all existing procedures and protocols relating to the care of patients are reviewed and updated as required.

Develop methods for identifying, maintaining and improving the quality of patient care through facilitation of best practice and clinical bench marking.

Ensure due regard is given to the customs, values and spiritual beliefs of patients/clients.

Explore and undertake expanded practice to optimise patient care as required within specialist area, in accordance with Trust policies


Exercise strong and effective leadership acting as an exemplary role model for the ward/department team.

Maintain adequate staff cover and skill mix on the ward through effective use of staffing rotasEnsure staff compliance with mandatory training and maintain current records.

Ensure effective communication with patients and their carers.

Liaise with nursing, medical and allied health professional colleagues to ensure that all facets of the patients` care are covered.

Ensure effective communication with relatives, community nursing staff, other hospitals and local agencies to facilitate the smooth transfer and after-care of patients/clients.

Lead ward team meeting to ensure appropriate information is communicated to all team members

Ensure that the ward participates in maintaining standards relating to clinical governance.

Responsible for the implementation of risk management policies within the ward/department, including the development, implementation and monitoring of action plans to address identified risks.

Responds within appropriate time frames to patient complaints and concerns and ensure outcomes and action plans are implemented and monitored

Responsible for ensuring compliance with Trust policies and procedures.

In collaboration with the matron, implement the Trust grievance/disciplinary policy with the aim of ensuring early identification of performance issues

Monitor and manage staff sickness/absence following the Trust guidelines, and liaise with the Matron as necessary.For a full list of duties please refer to the attached job description and person specification

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, current NMC registration
  • Teaching and assessing qualification
  • Post registration qualification in specialty


  • 1st level degree or studying towards



  • Evidence of effective ward management and leadership skills
  • Demonstrable experience at Band 6 level
  • Evidence of staff development, including pre and post registration students
  • Evidence of application of current nursing issues and developments
  • Evidence of managing a change
  • Evidence of developing standards of nursing care through clinical benchmarking



  • Understanding and application of clinical governance



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Basic IT skills, including e-mail and word processing



  • High level of personal and professional credibility
  • Supportive of colleagues
  • Committed to delivering high standards of patient care

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Liverpool University Hospital Trust

Prescot street


L7 8XP

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