Nursing - Clinical Site Manager

  • Department Clinical Site Manager
  • Salary £40,057.00 – £45,839 per annum
  • Closing Date 25/01/2022
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-CSM-023
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Secondment: 8 months
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job overview


An opportunity has arisen to join our team of Clinical Site Managers for an 8 month secondment at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury.

Applicants must be Registered Nurses with extensive and current experience at Band 7 in an acute hospital setting. They must be patient centred, have up to date clinical skills and an understanding of current acute hospital performance indicators. This may include cross site working.

The Clinical Site Manager role is integral to the successful operation of the hospital; you will need to be a quick thinker and strong leader with excellent problem solving skills, able to negotiate sound operational decisions in rapidly changing situations, often under pressure so a calm and pleasant manner is essential.

Main duties of the job

A broad overview of responsibilities includes managing the Trust’s bed capacity and patient flow and assisting in the achievement of key performance and quality standards (e.g. emergency and elective admission access targets, single sex accommodation and infection control). You will also be required to support safe staffing levels. Out of hours you will have overall responsibility for the hospital site with support from the on call senior manager and the executive on call.

In conjunction with other members of the Clinical Site Management team, ensure the provision of effective site management, including direct responsibility for the management and reporting of the four hour access target for the Emergency departments and the direction of bed usage throughout the Trust.   

The role will cover twenty four hours a day, seven days a week working in shifts.

Purpose of the Post:

The post involves operational management of all site issues as well as facilitating patient flow throughout the clinical areas. This is with the objective of ensuring that the patient is admitted in a timely fashion, receives the right treatment in the right place and is signposted to alternative service providers in accordance with agreed pathways and protocols of care.

The post will also act as a support for both the Hospital at Night team and ward staff out of hours, to ensure the safe and effective use of resources to provide quality patient care.

Working for our organisation

The Capacity Team are responsible for ensuring patient flow throughout the Trust is safe and effective at all times. The Team encompasses Clinical Site Managers, Hospital @ Night, and facilitating timely discharges from the Trust.

We are a highly motivated and cohesive team putting the patient at the centre of all our discussions. The Capacity  Team is a fast paced area, but ensuring patient safety in the Acute Trust setting is very rewarding. We pride ourselves on effective communication and team working to support each other and provide the best service we can.

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require any individuals employed by the NHS where their role involves patient contact, to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022.  To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination by 3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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