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Ward Manager

Yorkshire Clinic | Ward Manager | Full Time

We have an exciting vacancy that has arisen at The Yorkshire Clinic for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Ward Manager to join our customer and commercially focused team.

As a key member of the Senior Clinical Team, the Ward Manager will be integral to the development of the strategic vision and plan for the Ward, as well as accountable for delivery of patient pathways that are Caring, Safe, Effective, Responsive, Effective and Well Led.

At the Yorkshire Clinic our wards are made up of 56 beds. We care for patient's pre and post elective surgery. Our specialities include Orthopaedic, Gynaecology, Colorectal, Urology, Plastics, ENT, Cosmetics, Bariatrics, Chemotherapy, Gastroenterology and General Surgery.
The Ward Manager will be expected to play a key role in the management and strategic development of the ward, working closely with the Head of Clinical Services to deliver a challenging agenda; provide a high quality service to patients and a positive working environment for our staff.
We are looking for an adaptable, clinical nurse leader with an interest in surgical nursing, with strong leadership skills. The ability to communicate well with a multidisciplinary team is vital.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong track record of leading and developing high performing teams to enhance patient care and customer experience, whilst facilitating the best possible clinical outcomes. A commitment to the development of high quality evidence based care is essential, combined with the tenacity and passion required to drive success in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.
If you are currently a Band 6 or 7 Nurse looking for a new challenge in further progressing your career in nursing leadership and being able to lead a team in providing outstanding care, this role is for you.

Reporting to the Hospital Deputy Matron, the Ward Manager will: -
* Provide leadership for the ward and work in close collaboration with the other Senior Heads of Department to ensure high quality care throughout the patient pathway.
* Develop strong partnerships with key stakeholders e.g. Consultants
* Build effective controls for the monitoring and management of the clinical nursing teams to comply with effective action plans for continuous improvement
* Ensure the Key Performance Indicator targets are achieved by the department.
* Ensure a skilled knowledgeable workforce is available in providing care which is directed by best practice. Build a team with expertise in key clinical areas i.e Resuscitation, Infection prevention, Audit, Blood Transfusion, Medical Devices, Training.
* Provide effective deployment of resources needed to sustain agreed activity levels
* Build effective controls for the monitoring and management of clinical records.
* Lead the department in complying with all statutory and Ramsay Health Care UK quality standards and policies.
* Lead clinically based projects to support the development of the hospital services and specialities.
* Identify best practices and apply to Ward Care and Service Delivery i.e NICE Guidance, NCEPOD.
* Using the CQC five key domains evidence a caring, responsive, effective, safe and well led department.
* Ensure the team provide high standards of nursing care that is focused around the patient and their families
The ideal candidate will have: -
* A strong clinical background in Surgical Ward nursing.
* Strong focus on Clinical Governance and Quality to support drive the safety clinical effectiveness.
* Experience in chairing committee meetings.
* Excellent communication and influencing skills.
* A "Customer first" approach and genuine commitment to Customer care.
* A strong track record and evidence of delivering a change agenda to enhance quality and efficiency and develop clinical services.
* Significant exposure in a senior clinical role to external stakeholders such as Consultants, and the broader health care community.
* A strong track record in leading and developing a successful, efficient team and being part of that team.
* Experience and confidence in effectively managing finances and budgets.
* Comprehensive understanding of relevant legal and professional care/practice standards and evidence of ongoing professional development

Essential for the role:
* NMC - Registered General Nurse.
* Strong Clinical background (surgical nursing)
* Previous Ward Management experience at Band 6 or 7
* Teaching and Assessing Qualification (ENB 998/SLIP)
* Leadership experience
* Flexible to meet the needs of the ward and services
* Excellent organisational and communication skills

* Competitive Salary plus enhancements where eligible
* Contributory pension scheme
* Access to the Ramsay Academy - genuine opportunities to grow, develop and specialise in your career
* 25 days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays (pro rata)
* Private Healthcare and Life Assurance
* Free onsite parking
* Access to our employee Discount Programme
* Wellbeing centre and access to 24/7 employee assistance line for free advice

About Us:

The Yorkshire Clinic is one of West Yorkshire's leading private hospitals set in three acres of woodland in the grounds of Cottingley Hall near Bingley. The hospital opened in 1982 and has 56 bedrooms including one twin-bedded room all with en suite facilities.

Ramsay Health Care UK is a well-established global hospital group with over 50 years' experience. It is well respected within the healthcare industry and is one of the leading providers of independent hospital services in England.

We love people with a positive, "can do" attitude who want to make a difference in their work. "Our employees are Ramsay." The skills and commitment of our employees forms the basis for our success.

"The Ramsay Way" culture recognises that people - staff and doctors - are Ramsay Health Care's most important asset and this has been key to our ongoing success. Click here to find out more.

All offers of employment in respect of this appointment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Certificate from the Disclosure & Barring Service.
Committed to quality, equality and opportunity for all


Ward Manager

Bingley, West Yorkshire
no work experience required

Published on 6 Sep 2023

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