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Ward Manager

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
19 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are looking for a new and exciting opportunity?

If the answer is yes, come and join our friendly and supportive team, in an expanding Critical Care Unit as a Senior Practitioner / Ward Manager.

In the next couple of years, we are moving to a new purpose-built unit, increasing our capacity to 22/24 beds.

The dynamic role will include clinical, leadership and managerial elements, giving variety to the position. The team pride themselves in promoting a positive and supportive culture, where staff, patients and their relatives are treated with kindness and compassion.

Main duties of the job

To be an exemplary role model and authentic, inclusive, visible leader for the expanding Critical Care Unit. Being autonomous in practice, delivering comprehensive outstanding care according to their clinical role, to critically ill patients and their significant others, in conjunction with the dynamic and supportive multi-disciplinary team. Supporting and adopting a culture that fosters empowerment, collaborative learning, and continuous professional development.

Developing and maintaining a departmental philosophy that has the patient at the centre of care delivery.

To deputise for the Lead Nurse in their absence.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Utilises advanced specialist knowledge and technical skills, to provide effective clinical and managerial leadership that empowers staff to deliver outstanding, evidence-based care to the critically ill patients and their significant others. Providing effective mentorship and supervision of staff and participating in formal and informal teaching.

Represent the critical care unit and Critical Care Outreach Team (CCOT) at operational and strategic meetings.

Provide supportive line management of a developing team, compromising registered practitioners, assistants, and support staff.

Promotes staff wellbeing, team cohesion and civility.

Promotes, supports, and participates in clinical audit, research, training, and quality improvement, to maintain and monitor standards of care, ensuring patient safety and care standards remain high.

Promotes clinical governance and risk management within the department learning from any errors that do occur to improve service delivery.

To resolve any failings in the standards of care we pride ourselves on or any lapses in the Trust values, ensuring the correct processes are implemented to efficiently deal with and rectify the issues identified, ensuring any duty of candour is observed.

In conjunction with the Patient Advise and Liaison service (PALS) respond to any complaints in accordance with Trust policy.

Coordinates and manages the rosters to align skill mix and patient acuity.

To ensure the estate is safe and the environment is safe for practice.

In conjunction with the recruitment team be involved with the recruitment process ensuring the establishment meets service needs.

The job purpose and description above is not exhaustive and it is likely that duties and responsibilities may alter considering the changing, dynamic, and diverse culture of critical care.

Person Specification



  • RGN/AHP registration


  • Masters level education
  • Teaching qualification
  • Management / Leadership course
  • Physical Examination course
  • ALS or equivalent
  • EPLS or equivalent
  • Paediatric training



  • Experience of staff supervision / mentorship, including employee performance, conduct and training needs analysis
  • Evidence of clear managerial and leadership skills


  • Experience of dealing with complaints
  • Evidence of working and leading within a multidisciplinary team across an organisation
  • Project management
  • Paediatric experience

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Musgrove Park Hospital

Wellington Road



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