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Deputy Ward Manager

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
North Shields
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Deputy Unit Manager, with Endoscopy experience to join the Northumbria Endoscopy Service. The post holders will be required to work Trust wide, working flexibly over weekends and on call is a requirement of the service. Based at North Tyneside General Hospital.

Full time 37.5 hpw (part time may be considered)

Main duties of the job

Reporting to the Endoscopy Unit Managers, the individual will be responsible for day to day supervision of the Endoscopy Units support to the Unit Managers support the training for the Endoscopy team provide Senior Nurse Site cover provide advanced pre-assessment provide and plan nursing care and provide effective communication across the multi-disciplinary team.

In addition, a contribution to the attainment of JAG Accreditation and operational delivery of the key performance indicators within the Endoscopy Unit will be expected. The individual will be expected to undertake, in the absence of the Unit Manager, key operational management duties such as HR and day to day unit supervision.

The Endoscopy Deputy Manager will be expected to attend a number of key meetings, such as the Endoscopy User Group, Endoscopy Governance Group and the Senior Nurse Group.

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To assume responsibility for the devolved management of a ward/department, including the assessment of care needs, the implementation of evidence based programme of care in the absence of the Ward Manager.
  • To supervise, support and educate junior members of the team.
  • To provide senior nurse site management cover.
  • To exercise accountability as set out in the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
  • To be responsibility for all nursing care standards and to maintain high clinical standards.
  • To act as team leader and co-ordinate the multi-disciplinary care of a group of patients.
  • To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promoteownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

Person Specification



  • First level live NMC Registered Nurse or Registered Mental Nurse.
  • Mentorship Qualification or relevant equivalent qualification (essential requirement for post, expectation this will be completed within an 18 month period)
  • PP126/127 or AC631 or D32/33 or A1 or equivalent


  • Leadership Course
  • Management Course
  • Diploma or degree in nursing
  • Endoscopy Experience
  • Qualification in Specialty



  • Previous post registration experience.
  • Experience of relevant speciality.

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


North Tyneside General Hospital

Rake Lane

North Shields

NE29 8NH

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