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Ward manager/Band 7

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 Per Annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Summary

oIn collaboration with the Modern Matron, Service Manager & Clinicians, the Ward Manager is responsible for the effective delivery of care given to patients within the clinical area.

o To provide professional leadership within the clinical area.

o To have 24-hour responsibility for clinical area.

o The post holder will provide expert advice and take a lead in the development and implementation of shared practice protocols in line with national recommendations and standards where these are available.

o To reduce length of stay for patients ensuring pathways to support highest standard of care are in place.

o To achieve financial balance.

Main duties of the job

Professional Leadership/Management

Provide 24 hour responsibility for clinical areas

Provide leadership that promotes patients and users as partners in care and treatment.

Ensure the service continually improves to meet the needs of patients.

Develop nursing staff to improve patient access by enhancing assessment and technical skills, and actively promoting advanced clinical skills and competencies.

Provide leadership that promotes effective discharge planning that incorporates the patient & carers view.

Provide leadership that promotes an effective multi-disciplinary contribution to the provision of patient care.

Provide expert advice on all aspects of patient care, through others where appropriate.

Monitor standards of cleanliness and the patient environment within the clinical area.

Ensure health and safety of staff and patients by complying with appropriate standards. These include radiological protection, decontamination, COSHH, Medical Devices, Infection Control and the safe administration of medicines standards.

Ensure rotas incorporate effective use of resources, managing within financial envelope.

To achieve length of stay reductions through implementation of enhanced recovery programmes and effective discharge planning

Act-up as Modern Matron in their absence.

About us

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proud to be one of the top performing and safest trusts in England. We have two main acute hospital sites--Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, plus our award-winning clinics across North West London and beyond.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Practice

Have excellent knowledge in caring for patients with Non-invasive ventilation, Chest drains and .Tracheostomies

Develop and maintain competence in agreed basic and advanced clinical skills

Be an effective role model for junior staff.

Work with Specialist Nurses to develop & maintain competencies in the clinical area

Provide effective communication channels with senior & junior staff

Work with Modern Matron to implement, maintain & monitor Essence of Care

Ensure Care Pathways are followed

Clinical Governance

Lead the development of evidence-based multi-professional & inter-agency practice guidelines that support the implementation of good practice

Work with Senior Nurse to establish effective audit processes to monitor adherence to these guidelines and take appropriate action to influence/change practice where necessary

Assist the Matron in the development of an inter-agency evaluation framework that continually supports the establishment & maintenance of a high quality, seamless care.

Lead the development of an educational strategy and programme that promotes a quality clinical service

  • Ensure all communication, which may be complex, contentious or sensitive, is undertaken in a responsive and inclusive manner, focusing on improvement and ways to move forward.
  • Ensure all communication is presented appropriately to the different recipients, according to levels of understanding, type of communication being imparted and possible barriers such as language, culture, understanding or physical or mental health conditions.

This job description may be subject to change according to the varying needs of the service. Such changes will be made after discussion between the post holder and his/her manager.

All duties must be carried out under supervision or within Trust policy and procedure. You must never undertake any duties that are outside your area of skill or knowledge level. If you are unsure you must seek clarification from a more senior member of staff.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Knowledge


  • Registered Nurse (adult)
  • Qualification in mentoring and assessing
  • Specialist knowledge supplemented by training and/or experience Nursing Degree
  • Experience in clinical leadership/ bed management at band 6
  • Experience with caring for acutely unwell level 2 medical patients
  • Experience in caring for patients requiring Non Invasive Ventilation, Chest drains and Tracheostomy care
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and its application


  • Working towards Masters and Relevant management qualification
  • Ability to apply knowledge learned from ILS/ ALS training
  • Conflict resolution, Complaints management

Employer details

Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


West Middlesex Hospital

Twickenham Road



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