Deputy Ward Manager - Community Sub Acute Ward

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per Anum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Within STW, the ICB, SaTH & SCHT are committed to integrating to provide improved seamless pathways of care for patients. This is an exciting time to join Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust as we work in partnership with The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust - our Acute Partners.

This is your opportunity to join us and be part of the next step in this journey with the introduction of our community sub-acute wards.

We are recruiting to a variety of roles working as part of an innovative MDT. You will be working for Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust with your base at either the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital or The Princess Royal Hospital.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference to the care of patients enabling them to step down to their normal place of residence faster

As a registered senior nurse you will be experienced in working in a multi disciplinary / multi-agency health / social care environment with knowledge of IT basic administration systems including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel etc).

You will be patient focussed and have the ability to carry out comprehensive holistic nursing assessments and be able to prioritise and make sound decisions, sometimes under pressure.

Main duties of the job

To provide holistic and person-centred care and support community patients in an acute setting.

To function as a competent clinical practitioner within their designated clinical area.

To deliver direct patient care whilst, co-ordinating and overseeing nursing practice.

To ensure that there is efficient and effective utilisation of resources to deliver optimum quality care to their client group.

To deputise for the Ward Manager in their absence, driving forward evidence-based practice and taking responsibility for the supervision of staff and the policies and practices that operate within their clinical area.

About us

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust provides community-based health services for adults and children in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and some services in surrounding areas too. These range from district nursing, health visiting and running four community hospitals through to providing very specialist community care through talented and dedicated staff.

Patients, carers and the public play a vital role in helping us to develop and improve our services and we are constantly looking for ways to work with local communities, patients and the public to innovate and improve. Have a look at the Have Your Say section of our website to find out how you can feed back your experiences and help us to continually improve.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is an exciting place to work. It offers a wide range of employment opportunities for many people.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust positively encourages applications from all areas of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We are committed to ensuring people who work for the community trust have a good working life - and a good work life/home life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached for further information on the role.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria


  • RGN NMC Registered
  • portfolio of significant relevant experience supplemented by Diploma specialist training, experience, short courses.
  • Degree or alternative post registration qualifications in a relevant discipline



  • Recent experience having been acquired to be able to demonstrate: - High level clinical skills and knowledge - Evidence of successfully co-ordinating, managing and leading the team on a day-to-day basis - Teaching ability
  • Experience in undertaking preceptor/mentor role
  • Clinical supervision & leadership

Knowledge and Skills


  • Ability to work and communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team setting
  • Microsoft office PC and clinical systems skills
  • IT skills, data collection & input, audit and evaluation
  • Leadership skills

Employer details

Employer name

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust



Apley Castle, Apley, Telford



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