Ward Manager

Ward Manager (Band 7)

Salary grade £41,891 – £53,148 per annum

Department/ward Continuing Care – Specialist Nursing Home

Responsible to Matron for Continuing Care

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) is one of the oldest independent hospitals and medical charities in the UK, not to mention one of the most respected. Today, we continue to enhance dignity, independence and quality of life for every single one of the patients and residents who rely on the rehabilitation and care we provide. We are respected as an authority on Neuro-disability care, we provide training in neuro-care and research advances into the science of care for individuals with neuro-disabilities. Providing short and long-term specialist services for adults with profound or complex neurological injuries, the RHN is passionate about finding ability in disability.

We are seeking a Ward Manager to join our Specialist Nursing Home within our Continuing Care Service at the RHN.

Your key responsibility is to deliver a high standard of professional clinical care to patients and residents of the hospital, and provide effective and specialist leadership of the ward including clinical, operational, and people management.

Main objectives of the role

  • To deliver a high standard of care to the patient and residents of the hospital
  • To provide leadership and direction to the nursing workforce in your ward
  • To participate in complaints management within the framework of the hospital complaints policy; this will include undertaking investigations, incident reporting and investigating and root cause analyses including reviewing trends and reporting and monitoring
  • To actively contribute to creating a culture where quality is at the centre of everything we do and is delivered on all occasions to the highest level, in accordance with the appropriate CQC regulations and professional standards including the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code
  • To work according to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and relevant professional guidelines as a named nurse for a defined group of patients and take responsibility for:

Protecting and supporting the health of individual patients and residents.

Assessment of care and health and social care needs.

Development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for individual patients and residents.

Key Responsibilities

  • Clinical Management & Professional Practice
  • Leadership & People Management
  • Communication
  • Integrated Governance & Risk Management

Person Specification

  • Part 1 registration
  • B.Sc. degree (or equivalent)
  • Teaching/assessing/mentorship qualification
  • Leadership course
  • Appropriate experience in a Sister/Charge Nurse role
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Experienced in resource management
  • Experience of delivering, monitoring and evaluating training programmes with clinical staff
  • Experience of successfully managing the implementation of change
  • Experience in clinical audits
  • Experience in the development of policies and protocols to support best practice
  • Experience in incident and risk management
  • Experience in complaints management
  • Knowledge of NMC Codes and guidelines and their implications for practice
  • Knowledge of the Health & Social Care Act 2008 and Care Quality Commission Requirements
  • Knowledge of Human Resources policies, processes and tools including interviewing, performance coaching and conducting performance reviews
  • Good financial awareness and control
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal presentation skills & report writing
  • Good analytical skills and ability to consider the wider picture
  • Strong organisational, planning and budget management skills
  • Demonstrates use of initiative
  • Computer literate with good knowledge of MS word, outlook, Excel
  • Honest, open-minded, treats colleagues with dignity and respect
  • Highly energetic, proactive and motivated to deliver high standards of nursing care
  • Self-motivated and able to motivate others
  • Capacity to work with staff at all levels
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Pleasant and cheerful manner
  • Supportive and approachable

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Candidates applying for a role at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability will be expected to have received their vaccination against the coronavirus strain (COVID-19) as part of our pre-employment process before commencing employment at the RHN.

Please let us know if you have not managed to arrange to receive the vaccine via other channels yet, as we can arrange the administration of the vaccine within the hospital.
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