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Deputy Ward Manager

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
18 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Band 6 Deputy Ward Manager to join our Elective and Emergency surgical patients on our busy Surgical Ward

You will be a highly skilled nurse with excellent clinical knowledge. You will demonstrate excellent care and a clear understanding of how the Trust values translate to our everyday practice.

We are committed to working toward improving patient experience and welcome applicants who can demonstrate positive achievements in patient care.

The role is for full time hours worked in line with the demands of the ward. The ability to be flexible is a must as you will be required to work flexibly over the seven day a week including nights.

Main duties of the job

Please see Job overview & attached Job description for further information about the Deputy Ward Manager position available with WUTH.

About us

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as competent and caring staff by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral's only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of �337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see Job overview & attached Job description for further information about the Deputy Ward Manager position available with WUTH.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training


  • 1st Level Registered Nurse (relevant to area of work)
  • Relevant diploma / degree or due for completion within 12 months
  • Minimum of three years post-registration experience of which two years should be at Primary Nurse or equivalent


  • Management qualification
  • Recognised teaching qualification

Knowledge and Skills


  • Evidence of an initiative which has changed or enhanced clinical practice
  • Competent in organising own work load and that of others
  • Good problem solving abilities
  • Awareness of Health Policies and the changing NHS environment
  • Able to support and advise the team
  • Act as a positive role model
  • Relevant Clinical knowledge/experience of the speciality


  • Able to deal with conflict
  • Evidence of ability to act as a preceptor/mentor to new staff
  • Student nurse assessor
  • Evidence of involvement in producing teaching strategies/packages

Personal Attributes


  • Good time management
  • Excellent communicator (verbal and written)
  • Enthusiastic
  • Sensitive and empathic


  • Self-motivated
  • Self-confident

Other Requirements


  • Recognises own development needs and able to set personal objectives
  • Has identified methods of dealing effectively under pressure

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust




CH49 5PE

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