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Deputy Ward Manager

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Working Full time : 37.5 hours per week

We are looking for a suitably experienced, innovative and enthusiastic Nurse to take up the role of Deputy Ward Manager on ward 44 which is a very busy General Acute Medical ward.

You will be qualified for a minimum of 3 years and used to a working in a busy clinical environment, and are someone who can remain calm but responsive to ever changing clinical demands.

This post is a full time job and you will be expected to work nights, weekends and days

Main duties of the job

As an experienced nurse you will work both clinically as a member of the Nursing Team providing clinical advice, expertise and leadership to all staff. You should have at least 3 years post qualified experience on a busy ward.

A significant part of this role will be working as a team leader and co-ordinate the ward on a daily basis with a good understanding of complex discharges, patient flow and exhibit problem solving and excellent communication skills.

You will also work closely with the Ward Manager in leading on the day to day operational management of care within the Ward and take the lead in ensuring that the Nursing team are suitably supported and trained to deliver high quality, patient centered care.

About us

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides services to West Cheshire and to Welsh patients covered by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. The Trust works collaboratively within the wider Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership. Its services are provided from three locations:
  • The Countess of Chester Hospital: providing 438 general and acute beds
  • Ellesmere Port Hospital: providing 56 beds as a rehabilitation, intermediate and outpatient facility
  • Tarporley War Memorial Hospital: a base for community services which serve the local rural population.

The Trust employs over 6258 staff (headcount) which includes temporary bank staff and provides acute emergency and elective services, primary care direct access services and obstetric services to a population of approximately 407,000. This includes 357,000 residents in Chester and West Cheshire which includes Ellesmere Port and Neston as well as the Deeside area of Flintshire which has a population of approximately 50,000.

The Trust is a busy district general hospital and in 2022/2023, there were more than 503,342 patient attendances (inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic) ranging from a simple outpatient appointment to major cancer surgery. This is an increase of nearly 10,000 compared to the previous year when there were 494,387 patient attendances.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job Description for further details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. The cost of the DBS application is �23 (standard) or �43 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post, we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

Good luck with your application.

Person Specification



  • Registered Adult Nurse
  • Post registration qualification of 3 years or more
  • Mentorship & Assessing qualification


  • Management Qualification or equivalent training

Knowledge and Experience


  • Speciality knowledge & experience
  • Basic knowledge of financial management within a clinical setting
  • Basic IT skills in word processing/Hospital Systems
  • To complete the Trust toolkit competencies
  • Relevant post registration clinical experience
  • Experience in implementation & initiation of change
  • Knowledge of professional & NHS issues & an understanding of corporate objectives

Employer details

Employer name

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Countess of Chester Hospital

Liverpool Road



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