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Assistant Operations Manager - INTERNAL

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

The Assistant Operations Manager will be a visible, authoritative and professional clinical leader with responsibility for patient experience andlead on all day-to-day and forward operational planning and decision making on the acute hospital sites, liaising with multi professional colleaguesthroughout the Health Board.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

To assess in the ability of the hospital to cope with emergency and elective demand and to devise and implement a daily operational plan, andforward planning in conjunction with the Divisions and the Head and Deputy Head of Operations.To maintain an accurate and contemporaneous bed state, monitoring actual and potential occupancy at all times and be responsible for thecollection and have the ability to analyse the bed management date for Sit Reps, internal audit and external requirements.To co-ordinate the transfer of patients through the in-patient system to allow for sufficient capacity and safe placement of emergency and electiveadmissions.Be an essential member of the Emergency Response Teams for fire, security alerts, cardiac arrests and other emergencies including majorincidents and escalation procedures as per ABUHB policies.To utilise excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills and ability to convey highly complex and sensitive information to a variety ofaudiences, often with significant barriers and emotional reactions.To provide arbitration on bed use, including admissions and cancellation, in line with Health Board requirements to meet inpatient and ED targets.Liaise with key members of multidisciplinary teams to ensure seamless patient care through the development of standardised protocols andimprove care pathways.Liaise with and support Service Managers and Senior Nurses to provide a corporate approach to the deployment of nursing staff

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award-winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification

Person Specification


  • Registered Nurse Master Qualification or equivalent demonstrable level of knowledge and experience.
  • An appropriate postgraduate management and/or professional qualification (or commitment to work towards)
  • A proven track record of effective leadership and management. Knowledge and experience of operational management and patient flow systems
  • Able to innovate and encourage innovations.
  • Enthusiastic, committed, proactive and innovative


  • Has undertaken audit and research to develop protocols and policies. Ability to communicate complex data to teams and individuals
  • Experience of patient flow in a leadership capacity
  • Evidence of CPD - portfolio of professional development activities Bronze Process Management Training Evidence of leading in process improvement initiatives

Skills and Atttributes


  • Articulate and numerate
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Demonstrate leadership of teams and multi disciplinary groups
  • IT Literate on relevant Microsoft Office packages
  • Able to contribute to the production of departmental policies/procedures/protocols


  • Able to work under pressure Energetic, determined and focussed
  • ECDL
  • Ability to speak Welsh

Employer details

Employer name

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Grange University Hospital

Caerleon Rd, Llanfrechfa


NP44 8YN

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