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Deputy Ward Manager

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
Deputy Ward Manager Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Liverpool

Full time position, 37.5 hours. Fixed Term, Temporary Contract.

As a result of our transformation plans an exciting opportunity has arisen to workas aBand 6 Deputy Ward Manager in the Clinical Decisions Unit (CDU) and Hotline here at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in the Acute Care Directorate based in Liverpool. CDU and Hotline provides care and support for acute oncology patients. As a nurse within our Directorate you will be able to develop your skills and knowledge in cancer care within our acute oncology emergency admission unit and our nurse led telephone triage service.

We are looking to recruit highly motivated individuals with excellent organisation and communication skills, and ability to lead and drive change. The post holder will be supporting staff and patients within an acute environment and play a major role in supporting the ward manager in future nursing developments.

The post holder willwork between the Clinical Decisions Unit (CDU) and our Oncology Hotline Service.This position is for a Band 6 at 37.5 hours per week. Our opening hours are 08:00-20:30 with the option to work weekend shifts in our Hotline service too.

Main duties of the job

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, NHS Foundation Trust has established Values and Behaviours which support the Trust Vision 'to provide the best cancer care to the people we serve' and our Mission 'to improve health and wellbeing through compassionate, safe and effective cancer care' which you are required to demonstrate throughout your employment. In order to deliver the Vision and Mission, the Trust has set out the following Values and Behaviours which are at the heart of what the Trust do and you must be able to demonstrate these in your day to day approach to work, these are:
  • Putting people first
  • Achieving excellence
  • Passionate about what we do
  • Always improving our care
  • Looking to the future

Our organisation is driven by our strategic objectives and organisational values and we look for people who are strongly aligned with them.

On CDU we care for oncology patients suffering from side effects from systemic anti-cancer treatments and radiotherapy treatment. This can often mean they are acutely unwell and candidates must feel confident identifying and caring for deteriorating patients. We are looking to recruit highly motivated individuals with excellent communication skills and evidence of continuing professional development. The post holder will also posses excellent clinical skills.

Our team is a supportive, friendly and welcoming group.

This job role would be suitable for an experienced staff member who has management and leadership experience.

About us

The Acute Care Directorate is forever developing, our staff have presented nationally and internationally on the services we provide and as a Directorate there are many opportunities for development within the nursing role.We are looking for an enthusiasticBand 6 Deputy Ward Managerto join our team at CCC-L CDU/Hotline. The unit consists of 4 patient bays, 4 side rooms and 2 clinic rooms. CDU is open Mon-Friday 8:00am-20:30pm.

Staff on CDU also rotate into our Hotline service which is a 24/7 telephone triage service for oncology patients on treatment.

Both CDU and Hotline care for and triage patients who are acutely unwell and suffering side effects from their systemic anti-cancer treatments and radiotherapy treatment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide clinical leadership ensuring that high standards of quality care are delivered and maintained. The post holder will provide direct patient care and have detailed clinical knowledge of the specialist area.
  • The post holder will work without direct supervision and will take charge of the ward/unit in the absence of the ward manager who holds continuing responsibility.
  • To act as a positive role model within the ward/unit for staff, patients and carers.
  • Responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation the care for patients supporting and guiding junior staff in the process.
  • To provide specialist advice to external agencies.
  • The post holder will enable nurses to acquire clinical and professional competencies by facilitating high quality education and staff development opportunities.
  • Post holders will be expected to participate fully in their personal development and review process in order to achieve the knowledge and skills identified.
  • Post holders will act as the senior clinical support in hotline assisting junior staff in clinical decision making.

Person Specification



  • 1 st level registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • NMC approved mentor course/or equivalent Intermediate Life Support Qualification
  • Leadership Qualification / Experience or working towards
  • Working towards or willing to undertake Clinical exam and MP modules at level 7


  • Chemotherapy Course
  • Advanced Life Support
  • Advanced Communication Qualification
  • MSc modules in Advanced Nursing Practice or working towards
  • Non-Medical prescribing qualification with portfolio supporting attainment of competency



  • Knowledge of national standards of, policies and working knowledge of clinical governance
  • Understanding of evidence based practice and ability to critically appraise and implement research findings into practice


  • Knowledge of clinical practice and oncology treatments include treatment side-effects



  • Relevant post Registration experience, which should include a variety of specialities such as Oncology, Acute care, Emergency medicine, General Medicine
  • Experience of managing a variety of medical problems including acutely unwell patients


  • Experience of participation in research and audit
  • Minimum of 5 year post registration experience, 2 of which will be Band 6 or above

Employer details

Employer name

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHSFT


The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Liverpool

65 Pembroke Place


L7 8YA

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