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Job summary

Main area
Day Surgery
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (To suit the needs of the services - predominantly Monday to Friday working but may need to work occasional weekends as required)
Job ref
319-3212941ZS
Employer
Northumbria Healthcare - NHCT Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Wansbeck General Hospital
Town
Ashington
Salary
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
05/08/2021 23:59

Employer heading

Northumbria Healthcare - NHCT Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust logo

Ward manager

NHS AfC: Band 7

Do you want to work in one of the best performing NHS organisations in England?  Work in an organisation that supports its staff and focuses on staff experience as much as it does the experience of its patients? You can live and breathe in an area that has the cleanest air, cost effective living, great nightlife, some of the best schools with a wealth of history available on your doorstep. Sound too good to be true? Well it isn’t, this is what you get when you work for Northumbria Healthcare and, this is…the Northumbria Way!

Our trust is innovative and progressive, with an £800 million turnover, employing over 10,000 staff to serve a population of 500,000 with an extensive range of acute and community health care. We own and operate GP practices with a collective list size of over 50,000 patients through Northumbria Primary Care and run a number of commercial businesses including Northumbria Healthcare Facilities Management, adding income to our bottom line which is reinvested in innovation and patient care.

We’re twice rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission inspection in 2016 and 2019 and rated ‘joint best place to work’ by our staff. Investing heavily in staff experience and staff satisfaction – our staff rated us best acute and community trust in equality, diversity and inclusion, health and wellbeing, morale, quality of care, safety culture, staff engagement and for team working.

Managing three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed – covering one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in the country. Leading in innovation and quality – opening a state of the art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and inclusion and are committed to a workforce that is diverse, equal and inclusive.  We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME people are currently under-represented in our workforce as well as other under-represented groups such as LGBT+ and disabled candidates. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, we have a Gold award from the Defense Recognition Scheme, and we are delighted to support Apprenticeships, Age Posi+ive and are a mindful employer.   

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if they indicate they wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments to attend interview please make the recruitment team aware as soon as possible by calling our HR Recruitment Team on 0191 203 1415 option 2.  

Make sure to read the ‘applicant guidance notes’ before submitting your application and make sure you know everything there is to know before joining our fantastic trust!

Please note that it is a requirement of this Trust that all successful applicants pay for their own DBS certification if a DBS check is required for the post.  The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first monthly pay.

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Job overview

Ward 15 is based Wansbeck General Hospital and is one of our four day surgery units within the organisation. The post holder will  expected to drive forward Day surgery services in conjunction with  the staff of the other units to offer a high standards of care as well as ensuring seamless flow of the patients thought the area.  The ward looks after patients from all disciplines who require a surgical day case procedure. Patient experience speaks volumes of the team delivering the care and their commitment to support each other and promote high standards of care

The Trust offers excellent training and development for all staff grades and the successful post holder will be offered induction which will involve working alongside colleagues on our sites.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide nursing care to a caseload of patients and to provide verbal and written handovers to nursing colleagues and the multi disciplinary team.
  • To provide clinical/operational management of a ward.
  • To manage nurses, nursing assistants and others within the ward.
  • To manage the pay and non pay budget for the ward.
  • To provide nursing care to an advanced level

 

Working for our organisation

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, covering one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in the country. Leading in innovation and quality opening a state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. Do you want to work in one of the best performing NHS organisations in England? Work in an organisation that supports its staff and focuses on staff experience as much as it does the experience of its patients? You can live and breathe in an area that has the cleanest air, cost effective living, great nightlife, some of the best schools with a wealth of history available on your doorstep. Sound too good to be true? Well it isn't, this is what you get when you work for Northumbria Healthcare, this is the Northumbria Way! Please read applicant guidance notes before submitting your application.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To be responsible for co-ordinating the provision of continuous clinical care within allocated resources, providing a quality service and high clinical standards for all patients in your area.
  • To be responsible for the management of all human resource issues relating to the staff employed in your area.
  • To act as Budget Holder, accountable for the management of the ward budget, and for the management of the ward’s charitable fund.
  • To exercise accountability as set out in the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
  • To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

The post may require assessment centre or psychometric testing.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • 1st Level Registered Nurse
  • Registered Mentor
Desirable criteria
  • ENB 730
  • Degree or Diploma
  • Managerial qualification
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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Louise Fitzgibbon
Job title
Chief Matron
Email address
Louise.fitzgibbon@nhct.nhs.uk
Telephone number
03448118111
Additional information

Matrons

Heather.Lawson@nhct.nhs.uk 

Gillian.messenger@nhct.nhs.uk