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Ward Manager - Ward 18 - Cardiology

Band 7

Main area
Cardiology Speciality Medicine
Band 7
Fixed term: 12 months (Secondment)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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£40,057 - £45,839 Per Annum
Salary period
Today at 23:59

Job overview

Are you a Senior Nurse who is looking to take the next step in your career? Are you a natural leader? Then this is a great opportunity for you to co-lead a highly skilled team in the fast paced cardiology environment.

The cardiology department comprises of the Cardiac Catheter Suite, Coronary Care unit and Ward 18.

Ward 18 is 28 bedded vibrant medical ward specialising in cardiology. We provide diagnostic and treatment for cardiac conditions, procedures, implantation of cardiac devices and medical care for patients with both acute and chronic cardiac problems. We are an established team and although it is a very busy and demanding ward we work closely as a team and deal with the day to day pressures with positivity and high levels of energy. We love making a difference and working together as a close family to gain the rewards of making a patient’s journey enjoyable and successful and are constantly seeking to improve our service to meet the diverse needs of our patients and their families.

In return for your commitment you will be able to experience a broad range of leadership and managerial stratergies with access to a comprehensive package of leadership coaching, education and clinical support; You will be fully support by our senior nursing and clinical team, matron, DND and divisional management team

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an individual to work alongside our existing ward manager with a genuine desire to look after cardiac and general medical patients. You should have a keen interest in providing high quality; harm free, patient centred care in a busy, fast paced, ever changing and often challenging environment.

You  will be a strong and compassionate leader able to work alongside and continue to grow our nursing team. It is essential that high standard and quality care is second nature to you whilst you promote kindness and collaborative working. You will jointly manage a team of approximately 60 staff and have the ability to support service developments.

You will have overall responsibility for the provision of excellent care with compassion for the patients, relative and visitors who are cared for within their ward or department or by their team.

Working for our organisation

We have 9000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients.  Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You’ll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you’d never have done.  

You’ll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care and enhancing their experience which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Feel like this role could be for you? Looking for some more information? Please don't hesitate to download and read through our detailed job description and person specification for a more in depth view into this role!

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • • Appropriate NMC Registration
  • • Mentorship qualification
  • • Post Registration Qualifications relevant to the role
  • • Diploma or Degree in Nursing
  • • Successful completion of/will to work towards a leadership and development programme (equivalent to the Internal Band 6 Leadership and Development programme).
Desirable criteria
  • • Level 4 ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) or equivalent

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and Safeguarding and the relevance of these to practice
  • • Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures
  • • Knowledge of ethical issues
  • • Experience of mentorship and ability to identify learning and development needs
Desirable criteria
  • • Experience of managing a clinical area
  • • Evidence of working at Band 7
  • • Experience of budgetary management
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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