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Deputy Ward Manager - Ward 10 Trauma and Orthopaedics

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Upton, Wirral
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Registered nurse with excellent leadership skills to join the Ward 10 team as Deputy Ward Manager.

Ward 10 is currently a 22 bedded Orthopaedic unit providing care for both Acute trauma admissions and also for patients with Orthopaedic issues or those who have undergone recent orthopaedic procedures. The team is a developing team that requires strong visible leadership. We need a positive and motivated individual to help support and guide the team to deliver high quality patient care.

The successful candidate will be supported to further develop their leadership and management skills. They will be expected to rotate between days, nights and weekend shifts to help deliver a safe and effective service.

Main duties of the job

Ward 10 is a busy and demanding Orthopaedic ward.

This role needs someone who can contribute to a positive team culture and drive forward quality improvement. They must be a forward-thinking individual who can assist in managing, leading and supporting the ward team and wider division to deliver high standards of patient care.

As Deputy Ward Manager on Ward 10 will need at least 2 years nursing experience. Orthopaedic experience is desirable but not essential. You must be motivated, resilient, calm under pressure and be able to deliver a range of clinical skills.

A significant part of this role will be working as the ward coordinator, and this will require having knowledge about the acuity and demands of all aspects of the ward. You will need to liaise with various members of the multidisciplinary team in order to support the team to deliver effective patient care. This requires excellent communication skills and the ability to build effective working relationships.

You will also be expected to participate in staff development, attendance management and promoting staff well being.

About us

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as competent and caring staff by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral's only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of �337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see Job overview & attached Job description for further information about the Deputy Ward Manager position available with WUTH.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training


  • 1st Level Registered Nurse (relevant to area of work)
  • Relevant diploma / degree or due for completion within 12 months
  • Minimum of three years post-registration experience of which two years should be at Primary Nurse/acute trust or equivalent


  • Management qualification
  • Recognised teaching qualification

Knowledge and Skills


  • Relevant Clinical knowledge/experience of the speciality


  • Student nurse assessor
  • Evidence of ability to act as a preceptor/mentor to new staff
  • Evidence of involvement in producing teaching strategies/packages

Knowledge and Skills


  • Evidence of an initiative which has changed or enhanced clinical practice
  • Competent in organising own work load and that of others
  • Good problem solving abilities
  • Awareness of Health Policies and the changing NHS environment
  • Able to support and advise the team
  • Act as a positive role model.


  • Able to deal with conflict

Personal Attributes


  • Excellent communicator (verbal and written)
  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Sensitive and empathic


  • Self-confident

Other Requirements


  • Recognises own development needs and able to set personal objectives
  • Has identified methods of dealing effectively under pressure

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Wirral University Teaching Hospital

Arrowe Park Road

Upton, Wirral

CH49 5PE

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