Ward Manager
Fulwood Hall Hospital

Job reference: 012411

Location: Fulwood Hall Hospital

Closing date: 31/12/2021

Salary: £43,500 - £45,000

Employment type: Full Time

Hours per week: 37.5

Ward Manager

We have an exciting vacancy that has arisen at Fulwood Hall Hospital for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Ward Manager to join our customer and commercially focused team.
The ward consists of 26 beds on the ward with 20 single bedded rooms and three double rooms, and a dedicated 12 bedded day case unit. The ward is in the process of adopting the safer staffing tool.
The hospital carries out a number of different types of surgery with higher volumes of Orthopaedic and Spinal / Neurosurgery procedures. Other specialities include General Surgery, Gynaecology, Cosmetic and Ophthalmology
As a key member of the Senior Clinical Team, the Ward Manager will be integral to the development of the strategic vision and plan for the Ward, as well as accountable for delivery of patient pathways that are Caring, Safe, Effective, Responsive, Effective and Well Led. 
The Ward Manager will be expected to play a key role in the management and strategic development of the ward, working closely with the Head of Clinical Services to deliver a challenging agenda; provide a high quality service to patients and a positive working environment for our staff.
We are looking for an adaptable, clinical nurse leader with an interest in surgical nursing, with strong leadership skills. The ability to communicate well with a multidisciplinary team is vital.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong track record of leading and developing high performing teams to enhance patient care and customer experience, whilst facilitating the best possible clinical outcomes. A commitment to the development of high quality evidence based care is essential, combined with the tenacity and passion required to drive success in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.
If you are currently a Band 7 Nurse looking for a new challenge in further progressing your career in nursing leadership and being able to lead a team in providing outstanding care, this role is for you. 

Reporting to the Hospital Head of Clinical Services, the Ward Manager will: -
Provide leadership for the ward and work in close collaboration with the other senior heads of department to ensure high quality care throughout the patient pathway.
Develop strong partnerships with key stakeholders e.g. Consultants
Build effective controls for the monitoring and management of the clinical nursing teams to comply with effective action plans for continuous improvement
Ensure the Key Performance Indicator targets are achieved by the department.
Ensure a skilled knowledgeable workforce is available in providing care which is directed by best practice. Build a team with expertise in key clinical areas i.e Resuscitation, Infection prevention, Audit, Blood Transfusion, Medical Devices, Training. 
Provide effective deployment of resources needed to sustain agreed activity levels
Build effective controls for the monitoring and management of clinical records.
Lead the department in complying with all statutory and Ramsay Health Care UK quality standards and policies.
Lead clinically based projects to support the development of the hospital services and specialities.
Identify best practices and apply to Ward Care and Service Delivery i.e NICE Guidance, NCEPOD.  
Using the CQC five key domains evidence a caring, responsive, effective, safe and well led department.
Ensure the team provide high standards of nursing care that is focused around the patient and their families

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • A strong clinical background in Surgical Ward nursing.
  • Strong focus on Clinical Governance and Quality to support drive the safety clinical effectiveness. 
  • Experience in chairing committee meetings. 
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills.
  • A “Customer first” approach and genuine commitment to Customer care.
  • A strong track record and evidence of delivering a change agenda to enhance quality and efficiency and develop clinical services.
  • Significant exposure in a senior clinical role to external stakeholders such as Consultants, and the broader health care community.
  • A strong track record in leading and developing a successful, efficient team and being part of that team.
  • Experience and confidence in effectively managing finances and budgets.
  • Comprehensive understanding of relevant legal and professional care/practice standards and evidence of ongoing professional development

Essential for the role:

  • NMC – Registered General Nurse. 
  • Strong Clinical background (surgical nursing)
  • Previous Ward Management experience at Band 7 
  • Teaching and Assessing Qualification (ENB 998/SLIP)
  • ALS/ILS
  • Leadership experience 
  • Flexible to meet the needs of the ward and services
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills

Benefits:

  • Welcome fee of £3500 - T&C's apply 
  • Competitive Salary plus enhancements at 50% where eligible
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Ramsay Academy – genuine opportunities to grow, develop and specialise in your career
  • 25 days Annual Leave +  8 Bank Holidays 
  • Private Healthcare and Life Assurance
  • Free parking
  • Access to our employee Discount Programme
  • Wellbeing centre and access to 24/7 employee assistance line for free advice 

About Us:
Ramsay Health Care UK is a well-established global hospital group with over 50 years’ experience. It is well respected within the healthcare industry and is one of the leading providers of independent hospital services in England.
We love people with a positive, “can do” attitude who want to make a difference in their work. "Our employees are Ramsay." The skills and commitment of our employees forms the basis for our success.
“The Ramsay Way” culture recognises that people – staff and doctors – are Ramsay Health Care’s most important asset and this has been key to our ongoing success. 
All offers of employment in respect of this appointment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Certificate from the Disclosure & Barring Service.
Committed to quality, equality and opportunity for all.

 

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