Ward Manager - Willow, Liskeard

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
8 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Ward Manager (Band 7) to come into post on Willow Ward at Liskeard Community Hospital.

The role requires the post holder to be committed to the ongoing development of the ward and multi-disciplinary team working and to work closely with unit leads. We aim to deliver the highest standard of patient and rehabilitative care to our patients.

The ideal applicant will possess a good level of organisational, communication and clinical skills relevant to the post and be able to act as a positive role model. We need an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual who can work well within a team and on their own initiative.

You will be responsible for guiding the team by providing a clinical presence and working alongside them on the ward, providing expertise to facilitate safe, effective, high-quality, person-centred care.

One of the main responsibilities of the Ward Manager is to support the flow of patients. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain safe staffing levels, deliver effective care and review incidents/complaints/audits. This will involve developing a close working relationship with the Ward Manager of Oak Ward and developing a culture of mutual support between the Wards.

Interviews will be held on 18th October. Proposed start date for the post is January 2024.

Main duties of the job

Liskeard Community Hospital is a busy community hospital with a variety of services including an MIU department, out-patient department, Xray and two wards - Oak with 25 beds and Willow with 19 beds.

Overview of duties (for full list of duties please see job description):
  • To provide managerial and clinical leadership to the nursing team and support staff.
  • To manage the daily running of the ward ensuring effective staff rostering and skill mix
  • To lead and develop the nursing team
  • To ensure the delivery of high quality evidence based patient care within the guidelines of Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust policies and procedures.
  • To promote effective communication with all members of the multi-disciplinary and inter-agency team including medical staff, patients and carers
  • To ensure effective management of ward resources including ward budget.
  • To support and deputise for the Modern Matron.
  • To work flexibly with peers and managers in the Locality, prioritising resources as required.

Key Dimensions of the post are:
  • 19 bedded Ward
  • Staff groups for which responsible nursing and housekeepers
  • Partnership working with local GP Practices, Commissioners and Community Services, Adult Social Care and the Voluntary Sector.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Full job description and detail of main responsibilities contained within the job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Level 1 Nurse with current NMC registration
  • Educated to Diploma / Degree level with evidence of appropriate post registration skills or equivalent experience
  • Modules relating to specialty field (Elderly care, rehabilitation, palliative care or similar)
  • Current clinical assessment and teaching qualification.


  • Management qualification



  • Previous Ward management experience


  • Previous experience of community hospital nursing
  • Experience of managing personnel issues

Pracital and Intellectual Skills


  • Proven written, oral and electronic communication skills including ability to deal with challenging and sensitive situations
  • Proven organisational skills/leadership skills
  • Analytical skills for complex situations
  • Budget managements skills
  • High level of clinical skills and competencies
  • IT literate

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Liskeard Community Hospital

Clemo Road


PL14 3XD

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