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Adam Bede Ward Manager

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
Depending on experience Dependant on experience
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Job Title -Adam Bede Ward Manager

Hours per week-37.50

Secondment/Potential to convert to a permanent post

Salary -Dependant on experience

Closing Date-1st May 2024

Interview Date-23rd May 2024

The post holder is responsible for clinical leadership on Adam Bede ward through effective monitoring and implementation of standards and evidenced based practice ensuring patients receive safe, high-quality care.

The post holder will provide direct management and facilitate learning and development within the nursing team.

The post holder will effectively manage resources within their area and drive improvements based on evidence-based practice.

The post holder will respond to, identify, escalate, and make recommendations for changes within the clinical environment.

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

To take responsibility for the clinical leadership and direction of the nursing team.

To undertake and document a comprehensive, systematic, and accurate nursing assessment of the patient as appropriate.

To promote and deliver a high standard of nursing care based on best practice to maintain patient safety and provide an excellent patient experience.

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

To create and utilise opportunities to promote health and well-being of patients in their care.

To undertake clinical shifts.

To work within the NMC Guidelines and Trust Policies recognising ones own abilities and limitations.

To facilitate and build team working between nurses and the multi-disciplinary team to effect high standards of care.

To assist the Head of Nursing/Matron to review staffing requirements using an initiative-taking approach to retention and recruitment of staff.

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 Trust.

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.

To participate in clinical audits within the clinical areas to monitor and improve standards of care.

To ensure effective communication with the multi-disciplinary team and respect the confidentiality of patients, relatives, and colleagues.

Person Specification

Essential and Desirable


  • oExperience at band 6 in an acute clinical setting and exposure to gastroenterology services oEvidence of leadership and change management oEvidence of managing own workload with excellent time management skills oUnderstanding of the principles of Clinical Governance
  • oRelevant current professional qualification oTeaching/Leadership Qualification oEvidence of continuous professional development oEducated to degree level in Nursing. oDemonstrates experience within the strategic planning process.
  • oProven advanced clinical knowledge and skills. oExcellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills oAbility to lead and motivate staff.
  • oSupporting quality monitoring processes oAble to identify risks, potential risks and advise on solutions to mitigate these.


  • oEvidence of Quality Improvement methodology

Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust


George Eliot Hospital

College Street


CV10 7DJ

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