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Ward Manager - Modular Elective Ward

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT
£43,742 to £50,056 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join and lead our Orthopaedic Elective Ward within Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals based at Doncaster Royal Infirmary . This is a designated elective admissions ward for predominantly Orthopaedic specialities, but will support other specialist pathways. The ward will provide day case and inpatient pre and post op care, including enhanced care for those stepping down from DCC / HDU care or on an enhanced recovery pathway.

The Surgical Division will be recruiting a highly motivated and innovative experienced senior surgical nurse with proven experience of leading / managing within an acute hospital environment.

The successful candidate will join the current senior team to progress development of the service, and recent experience of working within Orthopaedics in a senior role is desirable.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a flexible approach to improving patient outcomes.

A proven ability to work in collaboration with a range of clinicians / managers across differing Clinical Divisions is essential. This role will be involved in working alongside the enhanced recovery team for Arthroplasty services to achieve and ensure KPI compliance, and will require some QI involvement within this. We are looking for an inclusive leader who values development across the team and supporting health & well being.

Main duties of the job

Create an environment where the patient is central to all decision making and the delivery of high quality compassionate care is every body's prime objective.

Have continuous 24-hour responsibility for leading and co-ordinating the clinical, managerial and educational requirements of the department.

Work across 5 days a week in a clinical and supervisory role.

Set & monitor professional standards and the delivery of all aspects of care ensuring trust policies & procedures are adhered to.

Creating a dynamic learning environment for all staff, overseeing the provision of education, research and practice development within the ward.

Be responsible for the management of the pay and non-pay budget for the ward, ensuring efficient and effective use of resources. Identify improvements and efficiencies.

Ensuring your own personal compliance and that of your teams to the Trust's visions, values, and strategic goals.

About us

Doncaster & Bassetlaw NHS FT is one of Yorkshire's Leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 420,000 across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire, and the surrounding areas. Our services are based over three main hospital sites employing over 6,000 colleagues.

It is our goal to give those who join Team DBTH the tools and opportunities to grow their career, so whether you spend just one year or fifty with us, it's our pledge to help youDevelop,BelongandThrive,Here.

As an organisation that supports flexible working, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to support a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applicants from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including those with disabilities, members of our ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ communities.

We offer a range of benefits including:o Extensive range of learning opportunitieso NHS Pension Schemeo Generous holiday entitlement commencing at 27 days holiday per year plus bank holidays (pro rata).o Comprehensive health and wellbeing supporto NHS Car Lease schemes and a range of salary sacrifice schemeo Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping and finance through external providers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached to the advert a job description and person specification for further details. Please ensure you read both documents carefully.

Please note, if your application is successful you will be required to present original certificates of qualifications that are listed in the person specification under essential.

Person Specification



  • Experience of working within an acute hospital setting
  • Scope roles /competencies relevant to speciality
  • Demonstration of knowledge and skills in speciality
  • Able to understand all aspects of surgical specialities
  • Evidence of department management under supervision


  • Evidence of previous Band 7 experience
  • Orthopaedic Experience

Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse with current registration
  • Mentorship qualification or equivalent qualification
  • Other advanced clinical skills i.e. venepuncture, cannulation, catheterisation, ECG
  • Up-to-date knowledge of professional issues
  • Demonstrate professional post-registration development
  • Degree in Nursing / Health Care or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrate CPD and evidence


  • Masters degree
  • None medical prescriber

Interpersonla skills


  • Demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills with multi-disciplinary team/client/relatives.
  • Demonstrate a caring manner with an understanding disposition.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of dealing with conflict supporting staff through mechanisms such as clinical supervision.
  • Be interested and committed to caring for people from any type of cultural and environmental background or illness.


  • Experience of implementing change and change management.

Organisational skills


  • Able to accommodate the demands of the post with flexible working as required and good attendance.
  • Precise and methodical in working practice, demonstrate ability to organise others
  • Provide evidence of supervisor/implementation of teaching programmes for Student nurses, e.g. preceptorship education, mentorship
  • Evidence of change management and involvement in service development


  • Experience in complaints management

Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Thorne Road



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