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Ward Manager - Respiratory (Ward 2D)

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Respiratory
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
409-3540316
Site
Whiston Hospital
Town
Prescot
Salary
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
22/10/2021 23:59
Interview date
02/11/2021

Job overview

We are currently looking to recruit a dynamic, highly motivated and skilled Band 7 Ward Manager, with the passion to drive forward high quality care and the patient safety agenda, along with the enthusiasm to support developments and expansion of the respiratory unit.  Ward 2D consists of a 27 bedded respiratory ward.

The post holder will report to and be professionally accountable to the Matron and should be an experienced senior nurse with significant experience at Band 6.

The Ward Manager is responsible for ensuring that high quality, effective and safe nursing care is delivered to all patients attending our Trust and it is essential that you have the ability to work as part of a wider team. Strong visible leadership is a key attribute.

The Ward Manager is expected to be dynamic and enthusiastic and be able to ensure the highest standards of care are maintained.

  • Prior experience of leading a team is essential
  • Evidence of relevant on going professional development
  • Recognised teaching certificate or equivalent qualification
  • ILS Certification or equivalent  
  • Clinical leadership
  • Evidence of managing change
  • Significant experience as Band 6 within the acute medical setting
  • A genuine desire to improve patient care

An Enhanced DBS Certificate, with the checking of the Children’s and Adults’ Barred Lists is required for this post.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 2nd November 2021

 

Main duties of the job

To ensure optimum use of staff so that standards of care and safety are not compromised.

To establish effective communication systems so that all staff can practice in an informed and professional manner.

To investigate an untoward incident/complaint thoroughly and liaise promptly with the Matron.

To be responsible for the setting, maintaining and monitoring of standards of care within the ward.

To create a climate conducive to the practice of a high standard of care, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of staff, patients and visitors to the ward, especially in relation to Health & Safety.

Ensure that all staff know, adhere to and have access to all Unit and Trust Policies, Procedures and Guidelines.

Deputise for the Matron as directed.

To be responsible for maintaining established links with the School of Health Care and create an effective learning for all ward staff.

To identify, monitor and review annually objectives which implement and reflect professional and organisational targets.

To work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team to maximise best use of resources, monitoring of patient flow, admission and discharge arrangements.

Working for our organisation

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and one of the few in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.

We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 360,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

Our latest achievements include:

  • Acute Trust of the Year – HSJ Awards November 2019
  • Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC – Inspection August 2018
  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)
  • Best acute Trust in England for quality of care for the 3rd year running (NHS Staff Survey)

In the NHS Staff Survey 2020 the Trust scored the highest marks in the following areas;

  • Quality of care
  • Staff engagement
  • Support from managers

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

KEY DUTIES

To ensure optimum use of staff so that standards of care and safety are not compromised.

To establish effective communication systems so that all staff can practice in an informed and professional manner.

To investigate an untoward incident/complaint thoroughly and liaise promptly with the Matron.

To be responsible for the setting, maintaining and monitoring of standards of care within the ward.

To create a climate conducive to the practice of a high standard of care, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of staff, patients and visitors to the ward, especially in relation to Health & Safety.

Ensure that all staff know, adhere to and have access to all Unit and Trust Policies, Procedures and Guidelines.

Deputise for the Matron as directed.

To be responsible for maintaining established links with the School of Health Care and create an effective learning for all ward staff.

To identify, monitor and review annually objectives which implement and reflect professional and organisational targets.

To work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team to maximise best use of resources, monitoring of patient flow, admission and discharge arrangements.

 CLINICAL & PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

To ensure optimum use of staff so that standards of care and safety are not compromised

To establish effective communication systems so that all staff can practice in an informed and professional manner

The post holder will ensure that Governance Processes at ward level assure the quality of care delivered to patients

To work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team to maximise best use of resources, monitoring of patient flow, admission and discharge arrangements

To monitor Sickness and Absence at Ward level and work closely with Matron / Directorate Managers to ensure employees comply with policies and procedures relating to this

To efficiently manage the resources allocated to the ward and identify options for cost improvements and support and monitor their implementation

To investigate an untoward incident/complaint thoroughly. Liaise promptly with the Matron

To be responsible for the setting, maintaining and monitoring of standards of care within the ward

To ensure that the recording of patient care is comprehensive, concise and valid

To be responsible for the economical use of ward equipment and to ensure that all equipment is in safe working order and complies with the Health & Safety at Work Act/HEI 98

To create a climate conducive to the practice of a high standard of care, ensuring the safety and well-being of staff, patients and visitors to the ward, especially in relation to Health & Safety

To commence and participate in research/special projects in conjunction with the Matron

To participate with the Matron in the recruitment, orientation, development and any other personnel issues related to staff as required

Ensure that all staff know, adhere to and have access to all Unit and Trust Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

Deputise for the Matron as directed

To be responsible for maintaining established links with the School of Health Care and create an effective learning for all ward staff

To be responsible for ensuring the annual appraisal of all ward staff in order to implement professional and organisational targets, review performance and identify training and development needs

To identify, monitor and review annually objectives which implement and reflect professional and organisational targets

To be responsible for implementing strategies which enable quality targets to be met utilising recognised audit tools.

To be responsible for the induction and training of newly appointed staff at local level

To work with members of a multidisciplinary team to establish and maintain high standards for data quality.

TEACHING & TRAINING RESPONSBILITIES

To ensure all responsible staff attend annual training updates and mandatory training

LINE MANAGEMENT/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Ensure care is delivered to a high quality standard

To ensure optimum use of staff so that standards of care and safety are not compromised

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

To efficiently manage the resources allocated to the ward and identify options for cost improvements and support and monitor their implementation

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • 1st Level RGN
  • Evidence of on-going professional development or a relevant diploma
  • Recognised teaching certificate or equivalent qualification
  • ILS Certification or equivalent
  • Leadership/Management qualification equivalent qualification/equivalent experience
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Mike Babbs
Job title
Matron
Email address
mike.babbs@sthk.nhs.uk
Telephone number
07748932825