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NICU Ward Manager

Employer
University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Location
Newcastle Under Lyme
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Ward Manager will be responsible for the operational delivery of the 26 bedded, Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care unit, and 10 bedded Transitional care Unit, under the guidance of the Matron .

The Ward Manager will support the Nursing, Medical and Allied Health Professional teams to set and deliver clinical standards for quality patient outcomes, monitoring clinical effectiveness, and undertaking audit programs, implementing actions plans if required. Ensuring clear lines of governance are in place and the delivery of the patient safety agenda is evident.

The Ward Manager will be responsible in the HR management of NICU establishment taking lead responsibility for Sickness absence reporting and management, performance management working within Trust policy and procedure, Education and development of the NICU workforce. Ensuring key Trust and Directorate data is up to date demonstrating a well led and effective unit.

The Ward Manager will work closely with the Maternity and Paediatric Management teams, will have oversight of the service delivery plans and challenge and will represent the NICU at operational and regional network meetings in the absence of the Matron.

The Ward Manager will be responsible for the delivery of Senior Nurse meetings and Unit meetings producing minutes and action plans.

The Ward Manager will be responsible for leading on or implementing a quality initiative.

Main duties of the job

Facilitate communication, which results in clear responsibilities being identified within the multi-professional team.

There is a requirement to exchange verbal and written information with patients, staff and carers requiring tact and diplomacy. The post holder needs to ensure that all barriers to understanding are overcome by using differing strategies to meet individual need.

Deputise for Matron at Directorate/ Divisional meetings and working groups in relation to improvement in patient care

Ensure that patient concerns are addressed on the ward/department and work with the Patient Advisory and Liaison Service (PALS) and patient forums.

Participate in the resolution of complaints / adverse incidents and support the Matron in the development and implementation of action plans to prevent re-occurrence.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Ward Manager will be responsible for the operational delivery of the 26 bedded, Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care unit, and 10 bedded Transitional care Unit, under the guidance of the Matron .

The Ward Manager will support the Nursing, Medical and Allied Health Professional teams to set and deliver clinical standards for quality patient outcomes, monitoring clinical effectiveness, and undertaking audit programs, implementing actions plans if required. Ensuring clear lines of governance are in place and the delivery of the patient safety agenda is evident.

The Ward Manager will be responsible in the HR management of NICU establishment taking lead responsibility for Sickness absence reporting and management, performance management working within Trust policy and procedure, Education and development of the NICU workforce. Ensuring key Trust and Directorate data is up to date demonstrating a well led and effective unit.

The Ward Manager will work closely with the Maternity and Paediatric Management teams, will have oversight of the service delivery plans and challenge and will represent the NICU at operational and regional network meetings in the absence of the Matron.

The Ward Manager will be responsible for the delivery of Senior Nurse meetings and Unit meetings producing minutes and action plans.

The Ward Manager will be responsible for leading on or implementing a quality initiative

Person Specification

Leadership & management experience

Essential

  • Greater than 5 years experience at Senior Nurse Level


Desirable

  • Has worked on Level 2/Level 3 NNU


Qualifications

Essential

  • QIS or equivalent


Desirable

  • Teaching & Assessing qualification or equivalent


Service Improvement

Essential

  • Has formulated, implemented and audited a service improvement


Desirable

  • Is involved in regional and national network projects


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust

Address

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Newcastle Road

Newcastle Under Lyme

ST4 6QG

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205-6180914

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