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Clinical Nurse Manager Sainsbury Ward

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa Inclusive of High Cost Area Supplement
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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An exciting opportunity has become available for a permanent band 7 Clinical Nurse Manager on Sainsbury ward at Northwick Park Hospital.

Sainsbury ward is a 19 bedded surgical Inpatient unit which are caring for patients from different general surgical specialities. Some of the specialities which you will come across are ENT, max-fax, urology, orthopaedic, colorectal, vascular and more. We also work closely with trust plus and care for some private patients.

We are seeking a leader who can build a high quality, motivated and caring team who are experts in their field with acute surgical experience. The successful candidate will be responsible for championing and guiding a diverse range of nursing and health care assistants whilst working along side other multidisciplinary colleagues. Ensuring the 24 hour nursing service is covered by appropriate rostering and skill mix, facilitate multidisciplinary team working and monitor/participate in the provision of patient care. Experience of managing complex work loads and competing priorities is essential for this post

Main duties of the job

As a Clinical Nurse Manager, you have key responsibility for ensuring the provision of high quality, safe and compassionate care for patients on the unit. The ability to manage change and ensure the nursing team has enhanced care nursing skills are essential.

The successful candidate will demonstrate effective communication skills, a strong collaborative approach and ability to engage with senior nursing staff and the multidisciplinary team, within an ever changing, challenging environment.

Key objectives include implementation of the national and local nursing strategies, achievement of key performance indicators in relation to Care Quality Commission and patient experience, and effective budget and staff rostering management.

You require strong leadership skills as well as being an enthusiastic, motivated, and experienced nurse who can make a positive difference to the team and patient care. The ability to build strong working relationships with your team and colleagues is essential . You will be directly supported by a Matron and Head of Nursing. Training will be provided where needed.

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:
  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A& E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Working relationships & Communication Requirements
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with all disciplines of staff, developing professionalism through the Unit.
  • Identify, discuss and report any relevant nursing/patient needs with team and patients.
  • Work effectively as a team member
  • Provide support and advice to patients and relatives.
  • Involve patients (and carers/families where appropriate) in their care and ensure accurate information and maintain good communication.
  • Ensure good communication verbally and via formal documentation and electronic sources with all members of the nursing, multidisciplinary team, patients and families.
  • Accept responsibility be aware and able to locate all policies relating to good working practice within the clinical area and able to adhere to both by self and colleagues.
  • Recognize the legal implications of nursing documentation therefore maintaining accurate records.
  • Maintain accurate and legible records of patient care in line with Trust policies and NMC Code of Conduct.

Knowledge, Training and Education
  • Ensure own compliance and compliance of others with regard to mandatory training and professional development requirements.
  • Registered Nurse with current Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) registration.
  • Practice in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct (2002) and other appropriate NMC guidelines.
  • Is wholly accountable for his/her own nursing practice and takes every reasonable opportunity to sustain and improve knowledge and professional competence.

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse
  • Mentorship/Teaching and Assessing Qualificatio
  • Post registration course


  • Working towards Degree/Msc
  • Leadeship course



  • oSignificant experience in surgical nursing at band 6
  • oAble to deliver care to acutely ill surgical patients
  • oAble to understand Budgets and deal with HR issues


  • Experience in Day Surgery and policies
  • Previous Band 7 experience in Surgery



  • oLeadership and management skills
  • oGood communication and interpersonal skills
  • oAudit


  • Demonstrate a pro-active approach to change

Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust


Northwick Park Hospital

Watford Road



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