Ward Manager- General and Orthopaedics Ward

London - London | Clinical | Permanent (Full time) | R0031634

Nuffield Health at St Bartholomew’s   - Ward Manager- General and Orthopaedics Ward

Salary: Competitive (Equivalent to AFC band 7/8a), additional shift enhancements and overtime uplifts for nights and weekends above 15% of the equivalent hourly rate. Bank holidays uplifts will be double time (if required).

In 2021, we’ll open the doors to Nuffield Health at St Bartholomew’s Hospital: The City of London’s only independent hospital, situated next to St Bartholomew’s NHS hospital, Nuffield Health at St Barts will be our flagship centre for cardiac services and will also provide a full range of surgical and medical services, including: orthopaedics, oncology, general surgery, gynaecology and urology surgery.

 The new hospital will consist of:

  • 48 inpatient and day case bedrooms

  • Three digital operating theatres

  • Cardiac catheterisation lab

  • Specialist intensive care beds

  • Oncology day unit

  • Endoscopy and minor ops theatre

  • Full diagnostic imaging suite

Together with the Clinical Services Manager you will be operationally responsible for the day to day management and successful running of the 11 in patient and 6 day case general and orthopaedic surgery ward and its staff. We’ll expect you to actively contribute to service development, policies and procedure development, and in the design and delivery of the clinical induction program to prepare the hospital to open in Autumn 2021. Once the hospital is operational, you will support individuals and teams to deliver high quality, clinically effective patient care through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Along the way, you'll build strong relationships with the UK’s leading consultants, hospital senior leaders, a wide range of healthcare professionals and, of course, patients. Working collaboratively alongside our clinician experts, you’ll ensure patients benefit from the best possible treatment and care.

 The successful candidate needs to provide strong clinical leadership to the ward, leading and managing the clinical team and championing the delivery of the highest quality patient care: care that is patient-centred, evidence-based, brand-defining and innovative; delivered by a trained, motivated, and compassionate team; in line with organisational, regulatory and governance requirements. As the ward manager, you will support the implementation of local strategy, role-modelling and championing clinical excellence and deputising for the Clinical Services Manager in their absence.

Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, you will have at least 5 years’ experience on an acute surgical ward, and you will meet the NMC requirements as a Practice Assessor, together with some mentoring experience. You’ve also got an impressive senior level knowledge and will have a minimum of 2 years’ senior experience leading or managing a team in a general surgery and/ or orthopaedic ward setting.  You’ll be accountable for leading, motivating, educating and supervising the nursing and multidisciplinary team. Professional management is essential, as you’ll need to be equipped for business planning and development, audits and clinical governance, infection prevention, health and safety, and risk analysis.

We want you to be the best you can be. So we promise to support you with training, career development and our unique health and wellbeing focused benefits package. This includes free membership of your local Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing Club, an annual health assessment, as well as a range of lifestyle and financial wellbeing benefits.

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