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Ward Manager

Band 7

Main area
Trauma & Orthopaedics
Band 7
Full Time
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Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
Haywards Heath
Haywards Heath
£31,696 to £41,787 per annum
25/01/2018 23:59

A unique opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 ward manager to lead the nursing team on Twineham Ward at the Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath. Twineham Ward is an orthopaedic unit which specialises in the treatment and rehabilitation of patients who have sustained a fractured neck of femur. It is also established to provide elective orthopaedic in-patient nursing care and rehabilitation. The diversity of the ward profile makes this a stimulating and engaging environment to work in.

The ward has a well-established multidisciplinary team which is central to ensuring that our patients are provided with every opportunity to reach their true potential. As ward manager you will be expected to support and lead this team.

We would like to appoint a progressive and determined individual who is committed to excellence in nursing to lead our skilled and professional team.

To be successful the applicant will require experience as a Band 6/7 nurse with proven skills in leadership and recent experience in orthopaedic/surgical nursing. You will be expected to promote and monitor a safe and caring environment for patients. It is also essential that you are able to provide professional direction to your team, advocating excellence in clinical practice at all times.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the administration of the wards resources. They should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the importance of good financial management, or provide evidence of previous experience. The candidate should also be familiar with managing data and its application to develop and improve patient care and experience.

Your professional development is important to us and we are committed to providing you with the right opportunities to develop and succeed. We can offer the following:

  • A full orientation and perceptorship package.
  • A personal assistant/administrator
  • Opportunities to access academic and professional courses.
  • Flexible full time working hours will be considered to support your work life balance.

We are situated near the main line to London and Brighton, with easy access to the South Downs National Park and the South Coast.

Posts in the Trust are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Criminal Records Bureau to check for any previous criminal spent and unspent convictions, reprimands, and cautions.

If this post attracts sufficient interest before the closing date, we may decide to close this vacancy at an earlier date, so an early application is advised.

Appointment to this role will commence at the lowest salary point unless confirmed otherwise by HR Employment Services (Recruitment, Administration & Terms and Conditions)

We may also use this advert to build our Bank staff. If you are unsuccessful at interview for a substantive role but meet the BSUH standards you may be offered a bank post.

The closing date may be brought forward once sufficient applications have been submitted.

Job Reference # 379-JAN034-17

Advert Closing Date: 25th January 2018

Interview Date: 2nd February 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Joseph Threlfall, Musculoskeletal Directorate Lead Nurse 07917558758 on or e-mail

Patricia Titherly, Trauma & Orthopaedic Matron on Ext 8837or e-mail

If you have problems applying, contact

01444 448692 or 448616