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Medical Bed Capacity Manager

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time

Job Details

We are seeking a committed, knowledgeable and resilient individual to join our team at Hinchingbrooke Hospital. The role of Medical Bed Capacity Manager sits within the Division of Medicine. The role will be both challenging and exciting. Whilst we face daily capacity challenges, this is one of the roles/improvement projects we are undertaking to improve the daily capacity and flow into and out of the medical bed base.

Your ability and confidence to challenge and lead teams through daily site capacity challenges and act as an expert negotiator will be vital. You will be responsible for ensuring flow is maintained. You will be able to implement and develop a range of service development initiatives directly as well as working with and through ward teams, colleagues and peers to deliver Divisional wide flow improvements.

Main duties of the job

You will be confident to challenge the status quo while building excellent working relationships that quickly enable you to become a trusted and credible colleague across all staff groups. You will be focused on outcomes and motivated by your drive to deliver the highest quality care while ensuring the best possible patient experience.

Reporting into the Deputy Divisional Operations Director/Divisional Nursing Director for the division and working closely with the Operational, site teams, ward colleagues and clinicians, you will ensure we provide an excellent experience for our patients and meet our regulatory and operational performance metrics.

About us

We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.

Benefits to you

o 27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)

o NHS Pension Scheme:

o Flexible working opportunities

o Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays

o Career development and training

o Wellbeing support and activities

o In-house physiotherapy Service

o On-site canteens with subsidised meals

o Subsidised staff parking (currently free).

o Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will have day to day responsibility for the Medicine bed base. You will support with improving flow into and out of the medical bed base by (including, but not limited to the below):-
  • Identifying patients who are suitable to outlie to both escalation areas and across to the HH site.
  • You will actively review the PDDs of patients, to ensure that these are accurate and up to date.
  • You will attend whiteboards and provide a degree of challenge to these.
  • Ensure timely and appropriate use of the discharge lounge.
  • Support with moving patients from ED to the Medicine base wards, between the Medicine base wards and to the Discharge lounge.
  • Liaison with the site team(s) to ensure timely next steps.

Person Specification

Education and Qualification


  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent NHS experience


  • Registered Nurse/AHP
  • HMMIMS qualification



  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values
  • Evidence of complex problem solving and decision-making ability


  • Nursing/AHP experience at Band 6
  • Demonstrable and substantial management responsibilities



  • Proficiency on line management of junior staff
  • Demonstrates understanding of budget control regarding non staff spending

Key Skills


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Competent role model and good teaching skills
  • Proficency in Microsoft Office applications

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Hinchignbrooke Hospital


PE29 6NT

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