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Deputy Ward Manager

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Southend on Sea
£35,392 Per Annum (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our team on the Day Assessment Unit.

You will need good leadership skills and be able to take charge of the unit in the managers absence. Working closely with an experienced team delivering the best care to the patients including dementia care, full comprehensive geriatric assessments and discharge planning.

The Day Assessment Unit aims to complete full frailty assessments within a days visit with the intention of avoiding hospital admission. We provide care for patients with complex medical and social issues. We work closely with the patients and their families to give high standards of care, working closely with many specialties.

You will need to have leadership skills and experience of taking charge of a busy unit. Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential as is knowledge and experience in care of the elderly.

You will be expected to assist the Ward Manager in managing a small team of staff. This will include assisting the Ward manager with appraisals and sickness management, completing audits and where needed gathering information and compiling reports and taking part in projects as part of their role

Main duties of the job

The deputy ward manager's role is to support the ward manager in the safe management of the unit and to act in the ward manager's absence to support staff, ensure patient safety and be a point of contact for the ward.

Provide a high standard of individualised care to patients, acting as a role model and supporting the ward manager in driving quality care provision forward

Be responsible for standards of cleanliness in their own clinical area in partnership with the ward manger.

Provide clear clinical leadership to staff, deputising for the ward manger in her absence

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached a full job description setting out the details of the role and responsibilities.

We look forward to your application.

Person Specification



  • NMC registration
  • Minimum two years post registration experience


  • Previous management experience
  • Leadership training



  • Care of the Elderly experience


  • Previous experience in Dementia Care

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Prittlewell Chase

Southend on Sea


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