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Ward Manager - Elderly Medicine

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to work in a big, busy unit consisting of 32 beds? Do you want to try something different, working in a more traditional ward environment? If the answer is yes...this job could be for you!

We are pleased to offer this fabulous opportunity for a Band 7 nurse leader to join our nursing team on Ward 17 Royal Preston Hospital.

In this role you will be expected to demonstrate strong clinical and compassionate leadership skills within elderly medicine. You will work in partnership with the existing ward manager to ensure the ward is operationally safe, effective and well led. You must be able to demonstrate that you have excellent communication skills, sound clinical knowledge base and a passion to look after our elderly patients at their most frail. You will work alongside colleagues who are devoted to continually improve the quality of care and enhance our patient's experience during their hospital stay.

You will be a clinical role model and have a willingness to develop the team as well as your own professional growth. You will be fully supported by the senior nursing and management team within the division.

Main duties of the job

As a ward manager you will be responsible for the highest standards in safety, quality and clinical governance, whilst delivering outstanding patient care and service needs.

The Senior Sister/Charge Nurse has overall responsibility for the provision of excellent care with compassion for the patients, relative and visitors who are cared for within their ward or department or by their team.

To ensure the provision of excellent care with compassion the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse is responsible for:
  • Ensuring that the nursing team and care support team within their ward or department are adequately resourced and organised.
  • Ensuring the nursing team and care support team are adequately supported and developed to deliver excellent care with compassion in line with the Trust's Values & Nursing & Midwifery Professional Framework.

About us

We have 10000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you'd never have done. You'll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.

You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care and enhancing their experience which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the job description listed below:

Is responsible for the provision of Excellent Care with Compassion

Is responsible for ensuring that the nursing team and care support team are adequately resourced and organised in order to deliver excellent care with compassion

Is responsible for ensure the nursing team and care support team are adequately supported and developed to deliver excellent care with compassion

Is responsible for leading and developing the nursing team and the dept administration and support teams by being a visible and strong role model providing leadership and direction to the team, capitalising on research and development opportunities, providing clinical supervision and advice for staff and students in order to support them in reaching their full potential

Is responsible for ensuring the productive operation of the department through the monitoring and maintenance of standards that create a safe, clean and organised environment and by using processes designed to increase the time nurses spend in therapeutic contact with patients

Safeguards people and promotes equality in care and practice by recognising, respecting and meeting the needs and choices of individuals

Overall responsibility for vacancy / talent management, ensuring all vacancies are recruited to in a timely manner and in line with the our recruitment and selection policy

Responsible for workforce planning

Where there are difficult to fill roles solutions are found to ensure the department has sustainable staffing structures at substantive spend, which may be achieved through different marketing solutions or different structural arrangements

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • oAppropriate NMC Registration
  • oMentorship qualification
  • oPost Registration Qualifications relevant to the role
  • oDiploma or Degree in Nursing
  • oEvidence of Education to Degree Level
  • oSuccessful completion of/will to work towards a leadership and development programme (equivalent to the Internal Band 6 Leadership and Development programme).


  • oLevel 4 ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) or equivalent

Knowledge & Experience


  • oKnowledge of Clinical Governance and Safeguarding and the relevance of these to practice
  • oKnowledge of relevant policies and procedures
  • oKnowledge of ethical issues
  • oEvidence of clinical competence in area of speciality eg surgery
  • oExperience of mentorship and ability to identify learning and development needs


  • oExperience of managing a clinical area
  • oKnowledge of the PDPR Process
  • oEvidence of working at Band 7
  • oExperience of budgetary management

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Preston Hospital



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