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Ward Manager

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  • Sector:

    Unqualified Social Care

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  • Salary:

    Up to £22 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Francis

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Akton recruitment are working with a nationwide registered charity to fill an ongoing contract for a ward manager. This role is initially for 6 months with a review and will be paying £22PH. This is a full time role working 5 days a week, 37 hours. Please note experience as a ward manager or similar is required and applicants that do not meet this standard will be rejected without review.

Job Purpose/Summary-

  • To have 24-hour responsibility for the provision of specialist palliative nursing services to meet the individual needs of patients on the Inpatient Unit
  • To be accountable for defining and ensuring that agreed professional standards are reflected in practice within the nursing team.
  • To be accountable for the overall management of the nursing team, recruitment, deployment and supervision of staff and volunteers ensuring the co-ordination of all services provided to the patients.
  • Optimise the cost-effective use of all resources.
  • To collaboratively work with local, regional and national health and social care education partners including other charitable bodies as well as the institutes of higher education.
  • To identify the core and extended competencies required by clinical staff and develop a learning evidenced based programme to support staff to achieve them.
  • To provide professional visible leadership as a member of the Senior Leadership Team
  • To work in collaboration with other service managers internally and externally to develop integrated services for patients and their carers


  • Develop and implement a model of nursing care which ensures each patient has an individual care plan which includes assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care.
  • Work with the multi-disciplinary team to provide a high standard of specialist palliative care to patients and their carers within the hospice.
  • To participate in multi-disciplinary meetings.
  • Act as a specialist resource for patients, carers and non-specialist groups of staff.
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date staff and patient records.
  • Promote an environment conducive to the development needs of all staff, including volunteers, and participate in the teaching of all staff including clinical staff, student nurses, visiting students and volunteers
  • Support nursing staff development using the Marie Curie capability framework
  • Develop and lead in induction programmes for all new staff.
  • To work collaboratively with the Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven palliative care Managed Clinical Network (MCN) to ensure the service is providing a place-based system of care in line with local integrated care pathways.
  • Provide and receive complex and sensitive information and ensures effective communication both internally and with external organisations
  • To foster a sensitive and caring atmosphere for patients, carers and staff leading the nursing teams by example and professionalism.
  • Promote good public relations with professional and non-professional visitors to the Hospice.
  • Plan the work of the team by taking responsibility for the off-duty rota and holiday planning for the nursing team to ensure adequate staffing and skill mix at all times.
  • Manage stock levels within identified resources and contribute to budget planning for the nursing team.
  • Effective resource management through the Marie Curie Sickness policy
  • Participate in Marie Curie's Personal Performance Review and Development programme by undertaking PPRDs and assisting staff to formulate Personal Development Plans.
  • Take an active role in clinical governance by contributing to policy and practice changes arising from, audits, complaints etc.
  • Take an active role in quality assurance initiatives including the setting and auditing of standards and implementing resulting action plans.
  • Participate in research projects and promote the use of evidence-based practice.
  • Ensure that all activities are consistent with Marie Curie policies and to ensure that staff are aware of any changes to the policies
  • Take responsibility for the implementation of Clinical Supervision for the nursing team.
  • In conjunction with the Senior Leadership Team, be responsible for the recruitment and selection of staff for the nursing team.
  • By supporting and line managing the Infection Control Lead, be responsible for infection control within the hospice.