Deputy Ward Manager

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
Bishops Castle
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is a people business where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining our Trust means becoming part of a team who are committed to leading the way through clinical excellence and great patient care.

Bishops Castle Community Hospital Inpatient Ward has been temporarily closed since October 2021. We are excited to commence our recruitment campaign to allow us to re-open our Inpatient Ward.

We are looking for an experienced Deputy Ward Manager with evidence of professional development, who is innovative, motivated and enthusiastic with excellent communication and organisational skills.

You will be working within a busy ward environment with the opportunity to further develop your skills and enhance your knowledge. 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.

The Trust has great opportunities for career development in our scenic rural community settings. We offer a flexible working pattern to help support you with your commitments outside of work. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applications around less than full time/flexible working.

Main duties of the job

To support the Ward Manager to :o provide effective clinical leadership and management to lead and motivate the teamo promote and monitor quality, safe and effective practiceo enhance the patient/client experienceo contribute to the delivery of the organisation's objectives

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.

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

Ensure that care delivered to patients is evidenced based, meets patientsneeds, provides appropriate clinical outcomes and achieves high standards of apatient experienceSupport the Ward Manager to ensure all staff understand the essential standards of quality and safety and ensure that these are met and that fundamental care is delivered in the most professional, kind, sensitive and appropriate way.Support the Ward Manager to ensure that the ward team possess the knowledge, skills and competence to effectively fulfil the care needs of older people and those with long term conditions.Implement the delivery of the Safe Care: Harm Free work stream and the use of Safety Thermometer and ensure the consistent implementation, monitoring and evaluation of best practice in: pressure ulcer prevention and management Falls prevention Catheter Care Hydration & Nutrition Infection Prevention Control, Identify and take effective measures to prevent and control infection inaccordance with local and national policy and provide care based on the highest standards, knowledge and competence.

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

Knowledge and Skills


  • Able to assess, implement and evaluate programmes 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


Bishops Castle Community Hospital

Union Street

Bishops Castle


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