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Deputy Ward Manager - Cottage Ward

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic team player to come and join our senior nursing leadership team as a full time band 6 junior sister. If you have an interest in frailty, sub acute care and rehabilitation and want to work in a high functioning team to support patients and their families during the most challenging of times, this could be the post for you. We are looking for a skilled nurse to take responsibility for the day to day ward management and provide skilled evidence based nursing care.

We are a sixteen bedded ward. Patients are cared for by all members of the multi-disciplinary team. The Unit is staffed 24/7, and medical support is provided by GPs in the local area.

Successful applicants will be expected to work a variety of shifts over a 7-day period including days and nights and weekends.

Join our team, we pride ourselves in providing outstanding care to patients across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We will provide you with resources to develop and progress a long-term career as well as flexibility, continual professional development as well as a wide range of wellbeing and support.

Main duties of the job

As a junior sister you will be responsible for providing care to people admitted to our ward for rehabilitation, including training and supervision of junior staff. You will be required to manage the ward in the absence of the ward manager on a day to day basis. We work closely as a multi-disciplinary team. Our focus is promoting the comfort and wellbeing of patients, enabling them to live as independently as possible. Wyre Forest ward is a small but friendly team to work with. As a team we encourage ongoing learning and development through reflection and clinical supervision which we try and embed in our daily practice working alongside all members of the MDT as well as patients, their families and carers to provided 24/7 rehabilitation to enable the highest level of independence and quality of life. Our nurses are required to attend meetings as needed such as MDT and CHC or Discharge Planning.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Experience gained during pre-registration training in an inpatient setting.
  • Experience of management of teams


  • Experience gained working in the frailty care setting.
  • Broad range of clinical experience

Additional criteria


  • Put patient care at the heart of the work you do to improve health care outcomes and service delivery
  • Deliver the highest standards and quality outcomes possible



  • RGN NMC Registered Adult Nursing
  • Degree / Diploma and working towards a first level degree
  • Evidence of on-going continuing professional development


  • Practice Supervisor and/or Practice Assessor Training.



  • High level of clinical knowledge and skill


  • Medication administration via various routes PO, PR, S/C, IM, IV

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Princess Of Wales Community Hospital

Stourbridge Road



B61 0BB

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