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Ward Manager

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Division of medicine on Ward M1 for a dedicated, enthusiastic, highly motivated and experienced nurse to join our dynamic, patient-focussed team, as the Ward Manager on a 12 month secondment basis covering maternity leave.

M1 is a 30 bedded care of the elderly ward on the trusts Clatterbridge site. The ideal candidate will confidently and supportively lead the team and share our passion for delivering the highest quality care, providing excellent patient experience and will be committed to continuous improvement.

Main duties of the job

The post will be pivotal in providing the clinical expertise required to ensure safe and effective Inpatient care and is of the highest standards. You must be able to demonstrate a good level of enquiry, excellent communication and organisational skills with good knowledge and understanding of clinical governance and current NHS issues.

The main duties of this role include

- Day to day management of the Ward, co-ordinating, allocating andprioritising the workload so that staff and resources are used efficiently, contributing to the smooth running of the ward- Training, supervision and appraisal of team- Ensuring safe staffing levels, producing a safe fair and effective roster and managing sickness and absence in line with the trusts attendance management policy- Maintain and monitor systems for ensuring staff compliance with mandatory training.- Collaborate with all members of the wider to ensure efficient running of the ward and safe patient journey

- Have oversight of the ward budget and monitoring and control of expenditure and use of resources.

-Further line management responsibilities - including formal disciplinary, grievances and other meetings relevant to your management role

For further information please see attached Job description and person specification

Essential for this post is a minimum of 5 years post registration experience and minimum of 2 years leadership experience or equivalent

About us

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as competent and caring staff by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral's only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of �337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description for further information about the Ward Manager position available at WUTH.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training


  • Current NMC registration
  • Post registration course in speciality
  • Degree or working towards degree level.
  • A minimum of 5 years post registration experience
  • A minimum of 2 years leadership experience specifically in the speciality setting


  • Holds registered mentor or teaching qualification.
  • Working towards masters level study
  • Clinical supervision experience
  • Experience of working with electronic health records
  • Experience of the peri -operative setting

Knowledge and Skills


  • It skills (Word/Excel/Outlook)
  • Budget management skills
  • Ability to plan and prioritise own and others workload when under pressure
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Evidence of working collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, self-motivation and empowerment of others
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of service delivery
  • Sound knowledge of the principles and practice of specilaity care
  • Awareness off current NHS issues
  • Evidence of understanding of quality governance


  • Experience of project management

Personal Attributes


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Sense of humour
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  • Able to remain calm under pressure
  • Trustworthy and empathetic

Other Requirements


  • Ability to work flexibly
  • Motivated

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Arrowe park hospital

arrowe park rd


CH49 5PE

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