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Deputy Ward Manager

Employer
University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Location
Staffordshire
Salary
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Ward 109 which is a 27 bedded ward which specialises in the care of both Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal patients. The successful applicant will work closely with the Senior Ward Sister to promote a positive inclusive culture in line with the Trust Values which will aid both retention of staff and furthermore the development of the team. The ward has high acuity patients and also receives level 1 step-downs from Critical Care and the Surgical Special Care Unit. Due to the nature and the acuity of the patients cared for on ward 109, it is imperative that the successful applicant is experienced and is able to deliver care to acutely ill surgical patients. The role of Deputy is a dual role that requires both clinical leadership and also managerial responsibilities - for example ( off duty) ( Datix completion).

In summary the Deputy sister/Charge nurse has delegated responsibility for the management of the clinical areas including the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care and the setting of standards on a shift basis and in the authorised absence of the Senior Sister

Main duties of the job

The key responsibilities of the role include are:-

Acting as a professional role model and being an advocate for both patients, families and the team

To deliver safe effective patient care for patients both pre and post and in the acute phases of illness with effective communication and documentation

To support senior sister in all aspects of managerial tasks required to deliver a seamless service for the patients and the team

To be proactive in the development of the workforce in line with educations programmes within the trust

To lead in a positive leadership manner which promotes autonomy and growth within the whole team

Effective time management is essential/able to work towards deadlines

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The key responsibilities of the role include are:-

Acting as a professional role model and being an advocate for both patients, families and the team

To deliver safe effective patient care for patients both pre and post and in the acute phases of illness with effective communication and documentation

To support senior sister in all aspects of managerial tasks required to deliver a seamless service for the patients and the team

To be proactive in the development of the workforce in line with educations programmes within the trust

To lead in a positive leadership manner which promotes autonomy and growth within the whole team

Effective time management is essential/able to work towards deadlines

Person Specification

Education

Essential

  • Experienced working at Band 6 level


Desirable

  • Degree


Experience

Essential

  • 2 years at Band 6 level


Desirable

  • Acute Surgical nursing experience


Leadership

Essential

  • Mentorship and supervision


Desirable

  • leadership course


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust

Address

Royal Stoke

Newcastle Road

Staffordshire

ST4 6QG

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205-6296791

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