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Ward Manager - Respiratory Medicine

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Is providing outstanding care every time and getting the basics right what you care about? Do you have the ability to see the potential in others and develop it? Is making a difference and doing the right thing fundamental to you? If your answer to these questions is yes, the Ward Manager role may what your looking for.

We have a full time opportunity on Caesar Hawkins, a 23 bed acute respiratory ward caring for level 1 and 2 patients requiring non-invasive ventilation, CPAP, Optiflow, Tracheostomies. and chest drains supported with centralised monitoring.

This is a chance to develop your management and leadership skills as part of a highly capable team.

We offer

Clinical Expert - with a variety of level one and two patients to keep your clinical skills up to date

Leadership skills - our leadership course and staff management courses will help you develop the skills you need to lead and motivate the team to provide excellent care. We also offer 1 2 1 supervision and band 7 networking.

Education - Opportunities for mentorship and preceptorship with our placement students, overseas trained nurses and newly qualified nurses.

With a variety of career progression opportunities - from Matron, Practice Educator, Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Head of Nursing. Where do you see yourself?

Main duties of the job

1.1 Develop the ward/department philosophy and models of care to ensure that allpolicies and procedures are implemented and to lead on the development of nursing practice.1.2 To assess the effectiveness of current practices within the ward/department and introduce innovations that lead to improved quality of care.1.3 Maintain personal contact with patients, relatives and carers being courteous and sensitive to their needs for privacy and dignity and act as an effective role model ensuring a friendly environment at all times.1.4 In conjunction with the multidisciplinary team, ensure that nursing care is provided to meet complex needs.1.5 Ensuring that there are systems in place to store, check and administer drugs in accordance with the Trust and NMC policies.1.6 To provide expert guidance and supervision aiding problem solving and clinical decision making.1.7 Ensuring that accurate and timely nursing records are maintained, monitoring standards

About us

St George's

With nearly9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more and person specification information about the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • NMC registered
  • Mentorship Course / teaching qualification
  • Relevant post registration module or equivalent experience


  • Masters or willing to undertake
  • Clinical Leadership Programme



  • Significant experience /competency within the speciality
  • Management of a ward / department
  • Undertaking IPR
  • Teaching, assessing and development of junior staff and students
  • Evidence of managing staff and dealing with difficult situations i.e. performance, sickness, change
  • Nursing Level 2 patients - Non Invasive ventilation, CPAP, Optiflow, Tracheostomies



  • Prioritising workload for self and others and managing unplanned events
  • Ability to carry out audits


  • Implementing change in practice.
  • Budget management



  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues
  • Understanding of audit, research, evidence based nursing practice
  • Understanding of clinical governance and risk assessment

Motivates and demonstrates enthusiasm for the clinical speciality


  • Motivates and demonstrates enthusiasm for the clinical speciality

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Georges University Hospital

Blackshaw Road


SW17 0QT

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