Nursing - Ward Manager

  • Department Stroke Unit
  • Salary £38,890 - £44,503 per annum
  • Closing Date 30/10/2020
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade Band 7
  • Job ref 223-TWM-574
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust are looking to recruit an experienced, motivated and enthusiastic Ward Manager for the Stroke Unit based at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford. The stroke unit is a 42 bedded unit split across 2 ward areas situated adjacent to each other. The area encompasses; acute stroke with 6 Hyper-acute Stroke beds, a thrombolysis room and 25 stepdown/acute stroke rehabilitation beds.

The unit also includes an out-patient area and gym which supports, TIA and falls clinics. The Stroke service at the Princess Royal Hospital serves the people of Telford and Wrekin, Shropshire and Mid Wales.

This is a demanding and rewarding role that requires commitment and a positive approach towards change at this time of development within the Stroke Service. We are constantly looking at ways we can improve our service and the outcomes for the patients we serve to ensure their experience is the best it can be. The successful candidate must have a
proven ability in supervising, managing and controlling the activities of a ward in an effective and efficient manner.

The successful applicant will be responsible for a team of approximately 60 staff. You will be a clinical role model with a willingness to develop the team as well as your own professional growth, role modelling best practice.

You will need excellent communication skills and high clinical standards with a passion to make a difference for patients and staff alike. The Trust Values are at the core of all we do and we are interested in individuals who can or a willingness to demonstrate the same.

You must have a minimum of extensive post registration experience with relevant Band 6 (or equivalent) in an acute setting. Experience within a Stroke service is preferable but not essential.

In turn, we will assist you with developing the required skills for the role especially around people management and the ‘art’ of mentoring and coaching in practice. All the skills required to advance in your ‘management’ career will be reviewed with you as part of your professional development.

This is an exciting time for Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust as we have recently joined an alliance with University Hospitals of Birmingham who is working with us by supporting our improvement journey.

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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