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Job summary

Main area
Acute, Elderly
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
203-EM110
Employer
South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Warwick
Town
Warwick
Salary
£41,659 - £47,672 Per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
06/10/2022 23:59

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South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust logo

Ward Manager - Nicholas Ward

Band 7

South Warwickshire University NHS Foundation Trust is one of the top performing organisations within the NHS. Our staff think this is a great place to work and we hope you will agree. We have recently been rated as 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following our recent inspection.

We provide services across Warwickshire and beyond ranging from Hospitals in Warwick, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Royal Leamington Spa and Shipston-on Stour to Community Services across the whole county. This includes our Community Teams in North Warwickshire.

We are a progressive, expanding organisation with great ambition around improving quality, integrating pathways and delivering high levels of productivity. Over 5000 people work for the Trust and many of them have been here a long time. People find they don’t need to go elsewhere to find a fulfilling career in healthcare.

The first thing you will notice about us is how we take our values seriously. We believe that our values underpin everything we do. If you are interested in a role with us you need to make sure our values match your own.

Our values can be summed up in one sentence. We are ‘Trusted to provide safe, effective and compassionate care’. Throughout the recruitment process you will be asked to think about how you demonstrate these values and how they impact on your work. It doesn’t matter what role you do, whether it is patient facing or not, we are all working in the same way with our values at the core.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is committed to creating and sustaining a positive and inclusive working environment for all our employees. Our aim is to ensure that employees are equally valued and respected and that our organisation is representative of all members of society. We define diversity as valuing everyone as an individual – we value our employees, job applicants, students, patients and visitors as people. This is reflected within our values of being Safe, Effective, Compassionate and Trusted.

Agile Working

All our staff will have a work base. However the Trust operates as an Agile Working Team therefore staff may be working from home on a regular basis as required by the service. However, occasionally travel around Warwickshire and into your base will be required so access to your own transport would be helpful.

Car Parking

The Trust have recently completed the construction of a multi-storey car park at our Warwick Hospital site. This ensures all new staff joining the Trust will have access to car parking facilities without the need to go on a waiting list.

To keep up to date on our latest recruitment activity follow us on twitter @swftrecruit or look us up on Facebook (Recruitment - South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust).


Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Ward Manager for Nicholas Ward and Fraility Assessment area at the Warwick Hospital 

The successful candidate must be enthusiastic, self-motivated and have a minimum of 3 years’ band 6 ward experience. Responsibilities include supporting and developing staff whilst maintaining your own clinical and leadership skills. Commitment is vital to create an environment where patients are shown care and compassion reflecting the values of our Trust.

You will be required to lead and collaborate within a multi-disciplinary team to ensure patient reach their rehabilitation potential. Manage patient flow, maintain safe staffing levels, deliver effective care and review incidents/complaints/audits.

If you feel you are ready for a new challenge on a dynamic Fraility  ward, I look forward to receiving your application.

Main duties of the job

Establish, develop, maintain, monitor and facilitate the delivery of services at ward/departmental level, ensuring services provided meet organisational objectives, divisional service strategies and quality accounts.

Working for our organisation

Come and join a Trust rated Outstanding by the CQC. South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust have been rated as outstanding following our latest inspection by the CQC and we are recruiting new staff to come and help us improve even further.

We provide services across Warwickshire and beyond ranging from Hospitals in Warwick, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Royal Leamington Spa and Shipston-on Stour to Community Services across the county. We are a progressive, expanding organisation with great ambition around improving quality, integrating pathways and delivering high levels of productivity.

Our values can be summed up in one sentence. We are ‘Trusted to provide safe, effective and compassionate care’. Throughout the recruitment process you will be asked to think about how you demonstrate these values and how they impact on your work. It doesn’t matter what role you do, whether it is patient facing or not, we are all working in the same way with our values at the core.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Professional/Clinical

 To provide strong visible leadership to all staff within the ward and across the organisation, ensuring that nursing practice is up to date, evidence based and cost effective.

To develop the ward teams, individuals and self to enhance performance, ensuring that staff training needs to meet organisational objectives are pursued through the principles of IPR and PDP and knowledge & skills framework, in accordance with Trust Policies and procedures.

To be responsible for own professional registration and ensure that all nurses working on the ward have valid NMC registration and practise in accordance with the NMC Code, Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics for Nurses and Midwives and in accordance to Trust policy, ensuring a robust system is in place to checking registered practitioners registration status. 

Provide leadership for the implementation of the quality initiatives such as Essence of Care benchmarking, Productive Ward Project.

Ensure a strong team focus on high quality, clinically effective healthcare that meet our patients’ needs, is embedded in ward culture.

Create and maintain a strong culture of Infection Prevention & Control awareness & practice and ensure robust systems are in place to measure IP&C standards, celebrate & share good practice and develop & review action plans to address deficiencies.

Develop, maintain and review annually the ward’s philosophy so that this continually reflects the aims of the team, division and organisation.

Develop and lead a team that seeks to actively resolve compliant/concerns at local level ensuring appropriate escalation of complaints, clinical incidents or near misses.

Participate in patient acuity studies measuring patient dependency and nurse to bed ratio.

Foster and embed a patient safety culture and participate in national and local patient safety work streams or campaigns to improve the patient’s environment and experience such as Patient Safety Thermometer.

Develop and maintain cohesive multidisciplinary working relationships which focus on individualised patient care that facilitates a care management plan and a safe and timely discharge.

Manage Corporate Services – Main Duties

 When holding the Hospital Bleep, co-ordinate hospital services including out of office hours, ensuring the appropriate deployment of staff.  Inform the Hospital Manager on call of relevant issues in accordance with Trust policies and procedures.  This may include bed management duties.

Manage Strategy – Main Duties

 Promote the organisation’s Trust values and annual objectives, with particular reference to the Divisional business objectives, service strategies and developments.

Contribute to the creation, implementation and evaluation of the Divisional service plans by reviewing ward performance against organisational objectives, identifying cost pressures and exceptions and proposing service developments to the Divisional Management Team.

Contribute to the implementation and evaluation of Divisional service strategies and contracts by establishing systems to monitor performance at ward level.

Manage Finance – Main Duties

 Secure effective resource allocation for wards activities and quality initiatives, including the updating of ward and departmental capital and revenue equipment replacement plans at regular intervals to maintain continuity of service.

Monitor and control the use of ward resources by ensuring that costs are contained within allocated budgets whilst achieving maximum value for money on all expenditures and implement a robust system for exception reporting.  Monitor and control the use of ward resources by ensuring that costs are contained within allocated budgets whilst achieving maximum value for money on all expenditures and implement a robust system for exception reporting.

Manage Services – Main Duties

 Initiate and implement change and improvement in services and operational system to meet Divisional service strategies and contracts.

Monitor, maintain and improve service delivery against quality and functional specifications, encourage staff to share innovations and good quality practice when visited by external regulating bodies.

Participate in the development and implementation of Integrated Care Pathways within the clinical area.

Benchmark ward services against published best practices, whilst ensuring that they meet statutory standards and professional guidelines.

Identify and contribute to the Divisional Management Team innovative service development ideas and proposals in line with evidence-based practice and the principles of clinical governance.

Manage People – Main Duties

 Recruit and select ward staff by defining future personnel requirements, determining specifications to secure quality people, and assessing and selecting candidates against Trust Values and organisational requirements.

Support the rotation of all staff through the 24 hour period

Develop and implement ward based accessible clinical supervision for all staff.

Monitor and evaluate sickness/absence trends and act accordingly in line with Trust policies and procedures.

Work collaboratively with the Human Resources Department to proactively manage poor attendance, lateness, capability and performance issues in line with Trust policies and procedures.

Develop teams, individuals and self to enhance performance to achieve organisational objectives and divisional service strategies.

Plan, allocate and evaluate work carried out by teams, individuals and self.  Undertake role mapping to establish the levels of competence for all grades of ward/department staff.  Develop and implement a performance appraisal system supported by a dynamic development programme to meet staff training needs.

Create maintain and enhance effective working relationships by involving and informing staff of service developments, performance against actual plans, and future plans – honestly, timely and sensitively.

Ensure staff comply with Trust policies and procedures at all times and take appropriate disciplinary action to deal with staff who disregard these obligations in the course of their employment.

Develop and maintain a robust system for checking professional registration of nursing staff on appointment and annually thereafter comply with Trust policy.

Manage Information – Main Duties

Seek, evaluate and organise information for action by analysing data relating to utilisation of resources, identifying work flow patterns and making recommendations to effect changes to meet service demands within existing constraints.

Exchange information to solve problems and make decisions by networking with wards/departments within and outside the Division and the Trust.

Contribute towards the Divisional service plans by reviewing ward/department performance against Divisional objectives and service strategies, identifying cost pressures and proposing service developments to the Divisional management team.

Contribute towards the Divisional service plans by reviewing ward performance against Divisional objectives and service strategies, identifying cost pressures and proposing service developments to the Divisional Management Team.

Develop and maintain a robust mechanism for ensuring good communication is disseminated through the team and foster a culture of openness and candour to all patients, relatives and staff.  Measure the success of communication dissemination.

Manage Corporate Services – Main Duties

 When holding the Hospital bleep, co-ordinate hospital services including out of office hours, ensuring the appropriate deployment of staff. Inform the Hospital Manager on call of relevant issues in accordance with Trust policies and procedures.  This may include bed management duties.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • First Level Nurse
  • Degree in Professional Nursing/Health Studies
  • ENB course in Medical Specialties
  • Post-registration management qualification or equivalent experience
  • ILS/ALS
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
Desirable criteria
  • ENB 998 or equivalent qualification

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience in nurse management
  • A minimum of 2 year experience at band 6 within acute hospital setting
  • Experience of change management
  • Experience of general medicine

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Presentation skills and relevance to question
  • Sound knowledge of evidence based practice
  • Knowledge and experience of audit process
  • Evidence of involvement in change management
  • Sound resource (human and finance) management skills
Desirable criteria
  • Some knowledge of business planning
  • Experience of writing guidelines/protocols & policies

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Can demonstrate characteristics of effective leadership
  • Demonstrates ability to motivate, train and develop staff
  • Is innovative, positive and has ability to stimulate a productive team
  • Able to set/achieve individual/team objectives and meet deadlines
  • Able to role model both clinically & managerially

Other Job Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Up to date with current NHS priorities and nursing issues
  • Passes Occupational Health Clearance
  • Flexible and adaptable in meeting changing service demand
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of project work and report writing

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Cicy Mariyathas
Job title
Matron
Email address
cicy.mariyathas@swft.nhs.uk
Telephone number
07392279710
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