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Ward Manager

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an inspirational, dynamic and enthusiastic Band 7 Ward Manager to join our Gastroenterology Ward in Morriston Hospital. Ward G is a busy 25 bedded acute medical ward specialising in caring for patients with gastroenterology conditions.

We are looking for an enthusiastic committed leader who is a team player, who is able to organise and prioritise the effective use of resources and most importantly have patient safety at the heart of all they do.

The candidate will be responsible for the care of the patients within the ward, being of high quality whilst ensuring effective planning and implementation of care needs with the available resources. The role requires the successful candidate to provide leadership both clinically, managerially and demonstrate an ability to work cross functionally with strong verbal and written communication skills and high ethical standards.

Main duties of the job

As the Ward Manager,you will be expected to lead and work closely with all members of the ward team. You will ensure excellent team working across the whole of the multi disciplinary team and have the energy, commitment and desire to develop others in a multi-disciplinary setting. You will be expected to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and will need to provide evidence of continuous professional development.

The successful candidate should have good clinical and managerial knowledge and skills. They will need to have a passion for excellence and be a role model to the existing team, ensuring the Swansea Bay University Health Board (SBUHB) values and behaviours are embedded. They must be flexible, approachable, compassionate and able to manage their time effectively. The candidate should have a proven history of providing supervision to nursing staff.

The successful candidate will receive support in their new role. We are committed to the development of all our staff and supportive of further personal development.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex religion or belief race age sexual orientation gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Demonstrate the Health Boards values of caring for each other, working together and always improving in everything that you do in the work environment and ensure that others demonstrate the same values.

Exercise 24-hour accountability for the management of the ward, to include leading and developing the core nursing establishment in the delivery of compassionate, high quality, effective, patient-centred nursing care and providing fair, honest and measured people management.

Provide visible, professional nursing leadership, support, supervision and guidance (in line with NMC standards), expert clinical advice and undertake management and monitoring activities in line with legal and professional requirements, statutory rules and Health Board policies relating to evidence based practice.

Be responsible for the efficient management of the ward budget, effectively deploying the nursing team and utilising the allocated resources and raising any financial expenditure concerns to appropriate personnel in a timely manner.

Work and communicate effectively as a member of the senior clinical and nursing leadership team for the Division/service, collaborating with other Ward Managers and Matrons, including deputising for the Matron where required at patient flow, Health Board and site based meetings.

Create and promote a learning culture within the clinical area to support the professional growth and development of all nursing staff, students and (as appropriate) members of the multi-disciplinary team.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience


  • Significant Band 6 experience
  • Registered Nurse NMC
  • Experience of leading a team


  • Relevant experience within specialty and able to demonstrate sound knowledge of relevant specialty



  • Excellent communication skills (verbal/listening/written)

Employer details

Employer name

Swansea Bay University Health Board


Morriston Hospital

Heol Maes Eglwys



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