Ward Manager- Elective Surgery
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
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Job Title -Ward Manager - Elective surgery- including elective enhanced care area.
Hours per week-37.5 hours per week
Salary-£43,742 - £50,056 per annum
Closing Date: 14th December 2023
Interview Date: 21st December 2023
This post may close early due to high numbers of applicationsso you are advised to apply promptly.
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A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.
Main duties of the job
The post holder is responsible for clinical leadership through effective monitoring and implementation of standards and evidenced based practice; ensuring patients receive safe, high quality care.
The post holder will provide direct management and facilitate learning and development within the nursing team.
The post holder will manage preceptorship of newly qualified staff, return to nursing staff and the mentorship of nursing students and health care support workers.
The Trust has launched its own staff'Compact'that will help embed our Values and set out the behaviour and standards that we expect from you and you can expect from everyone else. It applies to everyone, regardless of work area, specialty or seniority.
It is not a set of rules. It is a set of expected behaviours drawn up in consultation and ratified by our staff-side representatives and is a 'two-way' approach which aims to give staff the confidence to challenge inappropriate behaviours if they experience it from colleagues, managers or staff. It is based on our own EXCEL values and expresses those behaviours that reflect our values which were developed by our own workforce.
It will be signed by all staff joining the Trust and be part of existing employees' appraisals
Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:
Effective Open Communication
excellence and safety in everything we do
Challenge but support
Expect respect and dignity
Local health that inspires confidence
Benefits:On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.
1.1 Take responsibility for the clinical leadership and direction of the captain tom Moore unit which includes the new Elective surgery enhanced care area. 1.2 Undertake and document a comprehensive, systematic and accurate nursing assessment of the patient as appropriate 1.3 Deliver a high standard of nursing care based on best practice to maintain patient safety and provide a good patient experience. 1.4
1.5 Create and utilize opportunities to promote health and well-being of patients in their care
Undertake clinical shifts on ward area 1.6 Work within the NMC Guidelines and Trust Policies recognising ones own abilities and limitation 1.7 Facilitate and build team working between nurses and multi-disciplinary team to effect high standards of care 1.8 Understand mortality data and use knowledge of how nursing can contribute to determine ward standards. Use audit tools to monitor compliance with those standards 1.9 Maintain a good standard of communication with the multi-disciplinary team and respect the confidentiality of patients, relatives and colleagues. 2.0 Managerial 2.1 To assist Matron to review staffing requirements using a proactive approach to retention and recruitment of staff 2.2 To support Matron to initiate and prioritise modernisation developments within the Service as part of the business/strategic planning process 2.3 To ensure staffing levels within the area are adequate to provide safe and effective care delivery. Maximising the resources that are available with erostering compliance 2.4 Through effective negotiation and political awareness create an environment for partnership working and dissemination of information across multi-disciplinary teams 2.5 To manage the financial resources for the ward area as delegated by Matron 2.6 Participate in the on-site Senior Nurse Rota supporting the wider Trust if necessary 2.7 Support Matron in the recruitment and selection of new staff 2.8 Lead the investigation of complaints and clinical incidents related to own clinical area and support the review of complaints in other areas as deemed appropriate by Matron. Provide feedback to staff as appropriate. 2.9 Deputise for Matron in their absence as requested 2.10 Ensure information on the Ward/Department information system (PAS and ISOBAR) is correct and updated regularly as appropriate
3.0 Education and Training 3.1 To undertake annual reviews of education requirement of the ward team and developing training plans to submit to Matron 3.2 To ensure own competence and own personal development plan is reviewed and discussed with Matron annually 3.3 Plan and implement training sessions within ward environment evaluating effectiveness within clinical care to patients using appropriate audit tools 3.4 To ensure each team member has an annual appraisal and personal development plan 3.5 Ensure annual attendance of self and staff at mandatory training sessions keeping records of attendance 3.6 Create a learning environment which supports and facilitates learning and structured personal development for all staff and learners. All staff to be supported to complete competency training package. 4.0 Professional 4.1 To act as an ambassador for the clinical environment and the Trust, where appropriate, by promoting a professional image of nursing 4.2 Ensure current registration of all qualified staff at recruitment and during employment in line with Trust Policy 4.3 Ensure current registration with NMC
Ensure current registration of all qualified staff at recruitment and during employment in line with Trust Policy
Ensure current registration with NMC
Qualifications and Professional Training
Expereince and Knowledge
Skills and Abilities
Certificate of Sponsorship
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From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).