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Ward Manager

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious clinical leader to apply for the position of Ward Manager of Day Surgery Unit (DSU) at UHCW NHS Trust. The Day surgery Unit is part of the Surgical Group of the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. The Day Surgery Unit supports elective and emergency pathways. It is committed to ensuring that patients receive a high standard of care in a safe and caring environment. The adult ward has 31 beds and there are 9 paediatric beds. The Day surgery footprint also provides out patient clinic procedures , Ophthalmology Day unit and The DSU ambulatory elective care (Ultra Pathway)

Main duties of the job

A high profile, accessible and responsive leader with clinical, staff and service responsibility for a defined patient group.

Able to make informed decisions within their own area and scope of professional practice, involving patients and public to ensure agreed standards, objectives and targets are met. The leader should be able to provide exceptional treatment and care to patients throughout their pathway.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Accountable for own actions in accordance with Code of Professional Conduct. Will contribute towards corporate objectives, acting within local, Trust and statutory guidelines and policies at all times.
  • Highly developed communication skills enabling maintenance of high quality service and ensuring timely management and resolution of unexpected events and situations. Undertake bleep-holder responsibilities for the areas on a regular basis.
  • A knowledgeable team leader and resource for staff, advising on national, local and Trust policy and procedures/guidelines, ensuring that clinical governance is embedded in practice. Will support staff and users in service and policy development within a defined area/specialty.
  • Responsible for identifying and assessing complex clinical and non-clinical issues, implementing resolutions and monitoring/auditing outcomes.
  • Responsible for interdepartmental/organisational activities including HR complaints appraisal hospital bleep-holder responsibilities on a regular basis and patient flow.
  • Undertake highly specialised technical and/or practical skills to ensure optimum patient management including complex patient monitoring equipment management and administration of invasive tests/procedures.
  • Responsible for education and training provision of identified staff groups, patients and carers within defined areas.
  • Utilise and ensure others utilise information and IT systems to secure accurate and timely patient, workforce and resource data available.
  • Regularly manage expected and unexpected clinical events requiring high but unpredictable levels of physical effort according to patient dependency/clinical need.
  • Regularly support patients, carers and staff during difficult situations arising in the clinical area, e.g breaking bad news or following an unexpected event.
  • Promote and monitor adherence to Health and Safety and Trust policy designed to protect healthcare staff and service users from known hazards.

  • For further details please see the attached job description.

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    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust



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