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Deputy Ward Manager - Bedford Unit and Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Support the Department Manager in leading and supervising a safe, high standard of nursing practice and the delivery of evidenced based patient care in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code and the Trust's Strategy for Nursing and Trust Policies and Procedures.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Gynaecology Division for a suitably qualified and motivated individual to provide strong clinical leadership in the role of Deputy Bedford Centre and Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU) manager.

Bedford centre delivers care for women requiring counselling support and care in Termination of pregnancy .

EPAU delivers care for women with complications in early pregnancy 6-12 weeks. It also provides management of miscarriage services.

We are looking for nurses with a strong interest in women's health and previous experience within gynaecology and or sexual health is required .

The role will involve, overseeing and delivering direct patients care, co-ordinating rotas and clinics, managing a team of nurses, coaching junior staff, supporting service redesign and supporting the department manager with day to day operational management .

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, motivated and forward thinking individual who will be passionate and committed to delivering excellent standards of clinical care and patient experience.

The post holder will have leading role in developing services and therefore will need to be able to demonstrate the ability to embrace and implement change.

About us

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust delivers the highest standards of care for women, babies and families. Each year we deliver over 7,500 babies, carry out over 49,000 gynaecological inpatient and outpatient procedures, care for over 1,000 poorly & preterm newborns, perform around 1,000 IVF cycles and have over 4,000 genetic appointments taking place. We believe that this along with a strong dedication to research & innovation makes us the specialist health provider of choice in Europe for women, babies and families.

We have some of the leading experts in their field, which has been showcased on national TV and news, making our teams famous across the world for professionalism, skill & compassion.

The Trust is constantly innovating and evolving it's services to provide the most cutting edge and modern care possible. As well as developing services on our current site we have long-term aspirations for the future. We have recently launched a number of new strategies which provide a detailed long-term plan for our services.

Check out why Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work using the links below:


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Job description

Job responsibilities

Function at experienced nurse level, able to make effective decisions autonomously / independently without supervision and in partnership with patients, families and the multi-disciplinary team

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of termination procedures and early pregnancy complications.

Assist with the clinical management of the department, maintaining high standards of nursing practice and promoting the philosophy of patient and family centred care. Ensuring effective communication is maintained at all times.

Support the department manager in undertaking personal development reviews, risk assessments and management, managing clinical incidents, department audits, data collection for nursing indicators and input it into NUMIS.

To be competent and abide by statutory rules and regulations concerning the safe custody and administration of drugs to all patients.

Person Specification



  • RGN- 3 Years minimum in speciality
  • Mentorship in Practice/ ENB998
  • Professional Knowledge acquired through degree supplemented by diploma level specialist training, experience, short course-managerial training


  • Leadership Course
  • Cannulation
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound Qualification or willing to work towards- within 12 months
  • Clinical examination skills course, or
  • Consent
  • Family Planning qualification



  • Specialist knowledge and skills, underpinned by clinical competence.
  • Develop specialised programmes of care, provide highly specialised advice concerning care and discharge planning
  • Good time management and ability to organise juniors
  • Experience of co coordinating skill mix on staff rotas
  • Health and wellbeing promotion for patients and colleagues

Physical Requirements


  • Highly developed physical skills, accuracy important, manipulation of fine tools, materials
  • Dexterity and accuracy



  • Excellent communication skills required
  • Verbal, written communication skills

Flexible working


  • Ability to work across sites / departments

Knowledge of Health & Safety


  • Safe use of equipment
  • Knowledge of infection control policy and processes
  • IOSH
  • Promote positive reporting culture for incidents/ ACE's
  • Knowledge of fire procedures

Skills, Knowledge & Aptitudes


  • Implements policies and proposes changes to practice
  • Service Improvement skills
  • Influencing change
  • Manages and develops staff
  • Demonstrates 6 C's at all times
  • Deals with distressed relatives / breaking bad news
  • Ability to engage & motivate workforce
  • Ability to manage time and work under pressure
  • Promote local resolution to complaints and demonstrate ability to diffuse conflict
  • Contribute to the development of specialist protocols
  • Undertake surveys or audits as necessary
  • Awareness of regulatory bodies & requirements e.g. CCG's NHSLA, CQC, NMC


  • Networking

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust


Liverpool Womens Hospital

Crown Street


L7 8SS

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