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Ward Manager

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and experienced Registered nurse with proven clinical skills and frontline management credibility within Children's services to be appointed to a more senior management and leadership role. They will support, enable and lead a ward team of registered and non-registered staff within our Children services in delivering high standards of quality, safe care and good patient experience. They will be professionally tenacious, appropriately qualified, motivated and looking for the next opportunity to influence Children's care, ensure a safety culture and guarantee a high standard of delivery of care is delivered to all children and their families. If this is you then this is a fantastic opportunity to join the team of dedicated senior medical and nursing colleagues and motivated children staff.

Main duties of the job

To manage a complex agenda of leading the ward/unit team ensuring a therapeutic environment for care and a positive patient experience, maintaining and reporting clinical standards / metrics, managing a ward team of nursing and support staff and ensuring competence, and acting as an expert practitioner.

To maintain credibility and flexibility as a competent practitioner an ever changing environment, while continuing to develop professionally in line with the demands of a responsive nursing service focussed on the needs of patients.

To provide support and assistance to the Matron and Senior Matron to provide a quality nursing service within your area, with forward thinking, autonomous nurses, managed within the financial and organisational envelope of East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in Documents to download.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below.

Person Specification

Qualifications and experience


  • Registered Nurse Child (NMC registration)
  • EPALS certificate or equivalant
  • Experience at Band 6 in an acute Paediatric Setting

clinical skills


  • Expert clinical skills
  • Facilitation/leadership/negotiating skills


  • Health and safety Knowledge



  • Evidence of being involved in incident reporting

Personal and professional attributes


  • Ongoing professional development
  • Upholds and models Trust values

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital

Ramsgate Road



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