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Unit Manager- Surgical Assessment Unit

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 per annum
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title -Unit Manager - Surgical Assessment Unit

Hours per week-37.5 hours per week

Perm/Fixed Term- Permanent

Salary-�40,057 - �45,839 per annum

Closing Date: 24th November 2023

Interview Date: TBC

This post may close early due to high numbers of applicationsso you are advised to apply promptly.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.


Main duties of the job

  • Clinical leadership through effective monitoring and implementation of standards and evidence-based practice.
  • Provide direct leadership and management to designated clinical areas and development of ambulatory pathways. Develop systems of working to integrate care, communicating with key stakeholders e.g., General practitioners.
  • Able to make informed decisions within their own area and scope of professional practice, involving patients and public to ensure agreed clinical standards and targets are met.
  • To manage and coordinate staff and clinical activity within the unit, playing a key role within the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Take the lead role for the unit change management activity, developing and maintaining strong communication links with divisional operational management and others ensuring that all staff are effectively and appropriately briefed.
  • Management of junior and new members of staff.

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Benefits: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main duties and Responsibilities

  • Deliver a high standard of nursing care without direct supervision, based upon a sound evidence base.
  • Able to make clinical decisions according to scope of This includes the ability to accept, admit and discharge patients from ambulatory pathways.
  • Creates and utilizes opportunities to promote health and well-being of patients in their
  • Take responsibility for the clinical leadership and direction of the
  • Working within the NMC Guidelines and Trust Policies recognising one's own abilities and
  • To facilitate and build team working between nurses and multi-disciplinary team (internal and external) to effect high standards of
  • Must clinical and effectively able to undertake extended clinical procedures done on ACU i.e., abdominal paracentesis, midline
  • Respond to capacity and patient dependency
  • To monitor, maintain and regularly review acceptable standards of care in conjunction with other members of the multi-disciplinary
  • To lead and participate in the development and implementation of local action plans.
  • Ensure the provision of advice, support and information to patients and families, being aware of their psychological/emotional needs and responding
  • To participate in clinical audits within the clinical areas to monitor and improve standards of
  • To ensure effective communication with the multi-disciplinary team and respect the confidentiality of patients, relatives, and
  • To assist the Head of Nursing/Matron to review staffing requirements using a proactive approach to retention and recruitment of
  • To support the Head of Nursing/ Matron to initiate and implement improvements using a systematic approach.
  • To ensure staffing levels within the area are adequate to provide safe and effective care delivery, maximising the resources that are available by competent duty rostering.
  • Through effective negotiation and political awareness create an environment for partnership working and dissemination of information across multi-disciplinary teams
  • To manage the financial resources for the clinical area
  • To lead on the investigation of complaints and clinical incidents related to own clinical area and ensuring learning is shared with own team and the
  • To deputise for Matron in their absence as requested
  • To ensure information on the Ward/Department/Clinical area information system is correct and updated regularly as appropriate.
Education and Training
  • To ensure own competence and own personal development plan is reviewed and discussed with Matron
  • Must be clinically competent.
  • Plan and implement training sessions within the unit environment evaluating effectiveness within clinical care to patients using appropriate audit tools.
  • To facilitate, maintain and audit the delivery and effectiveness of clinical care in accordance with the care standards, operational protocols, and guideline
  • Ensure annual attendance of self and staff at mandatory training sessions keeping records of
  • Create a learning environment which facilitates learning and structured personal development for all staff and learners.
  • Ensure individual personal development reviews/ appraisals for defined group of staff are conducted on in a regular and timely fashion ensuring the development of ward/departmental objectives and training plans/analysis are compiled and acted upon. Inform the Matron, to assist with the development of Divisional objectives and its training
  • Use and participate in appropriate networks to enhance practice.

  • To act as an ambassador for ambulatory care and the Trust, where appropriate by promoting a professional image of nursing.
  • Ensure current registration of all qualified staff at recruitment and during employment in line with Trust
  • Ensures current registration with

Person Specification

Qualifications and Professional Training


  • Registered Adult Nurse with a current NMC registration
  • Teaching/Leadership Qualification
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Educated to degree level in Nursing
  • Health Assessment Qualification


  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Master's degree or working towards

Expereince and Knowledge


  • Minimum 5 years' experience within Acute Surgery or relevant experience.
  • Able to demonstrate clinical knowledge, skills, and expertise
  • A knowledgeable clinician with the ability to apply evidence to practice
  • Minimum of 2 years working at band 6 or equivalent.
  • Evidence of leadership and change management
  • Evidence of managing own workload with excellent time management skills
  • Understanding of the principles of Clinical Governance


  • Evidence of Quality Improvement methodology
  • Experience in non - medical prescribing

Skills and Abilities


  • Proven advanced clinical knowledge and skills
  • Excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff
  • Ability to facilitate change through personal development of staff
  • Supporting quality monitoring processes
  • Able to identify risks, potential risks and advise on solutions to mitigate these
  • Good IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • An understanding of organizational management issues

Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust


George Eliot NHS Trust

College Street


CV10 7DJ

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