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Ward Manager PAH Day Surgery Unit and Recovery Unit

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum or per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to appoint a passionate and dynamic ward manager who will lead an award winning team in Day Surgery Unit and Recovery Unit at Princess Anne Hospital.

As part of the Women and Newborn care group, the Day Surgery Unit is a very friendly unit in charge of admission and discharge of patients undergoing gynaecology and breast surgeries, from simple to more complex procedures. It enjoys the compliment of a very experienced and organised team of both registered nurses and health care assistants. The same team has the clinical expertise to care and look after our patients post-operatively, during their recovery period.

As Ward Manager, you will have a great opportunity to highlight both your clinical competence and experience and your management and leadership skills.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities



You will lead and manage the Day Surgery and Recovery Units in PAH. You will provide your clinical expertise in women and newborn services and support and work with the multi-disciplinary teams involve in the care of all our patients undergoing gynaecological and breast procedures. Obstetric emergency patients who are operated under general anaesthesia are also recover in the department.

WHAT WERE LOOKING FORWe are looking for an experienced Registered Nurse or a Registered Operating Department Practitioners who is passionate in providing the highest standard of care a dynamic and organised practitioner who can lead an award winning team of nurses and health care assistants. We will require an experience at Band 6 level as a minimum, foundation management and equivalent leadership credentials. Experience leading a team in a related specialty will be an advantage.

The department operates from 7am to 10 pm where shifts are divided to cover the whole service from Monday to Saturday. You may be required to work additional shifts on Sundays to cover additional operating requirements and as the service expands.


Interviews will be held on 5th Dec 2023.

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person Specification

Trust Values


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Qualifications, knowledge and experience


  • Registered ODP / nurse
  • Degree-level education or equivalent experience
  • Experience at band 6 level
  • Provide evidence of Leading learning in practice
  • Provide evidence of Support colleagues to promote learning in practice providing an excellent learning environment for all
  • Provide evidence of Supporting /managing and supervision a range of learnings in practice
  • Aware of current NHS and professional issues
  • Ability to network and build relationships within and across professions
  • Experience of developing nursing and allied health profession / perioperative practice
  • Appropriate Specialist qualification
  • Evidence of Formal Management Training


  • Act in the role of Practice Assessor or supporting the progression of learners / supporting challenges as needed
  • Commenced MSc Academic Pathway
  • Multi skilled in more than one area of speciality
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Sound leadership and effective role modelling capabilities

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Princess Anne Hospital

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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