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Deputy Ward Manager -hospital based

Job Description

Job Description
Job title Deputy Ward Manager, Hospital based
Hours: 42 hours a week
Salary: £35,000+
Location: Roehampton, SW15

Our client is seeking a deputy ward manager to co-ordinate the quality and management of nursing care, patient care and the clinical environment. Participate fully with the multidisciplinary team and undertake direct patient care.
Manage and direct the delivery of clinical services within the ward.

Job duties include:
To promote, monitor and implement standards for patient care within the ward/unit
environment, evaluating through clinical governance and audit.
Provide clinical leadership, positive role modelling to the ward team, ensuring effective
communication across the multidisciplinary team, through supervision, mentoring and
Ensure all CPA, risk assessment, HONOS/HoNOSCA and any other agreed outcome measures
are an integral part of the patients care and that these are monitored and updated on a
regular basis.
Develop and lead regular patient feedback mechanisms e.g. satisfaction surveys, outcome
studies, community meetings, patient forums
Ensure that all nursing staff provide an appropriate care plan which is written with the patient
and that the patients progression against these are documented within care notes.
Undertake regular audits to assess the quality of care given to the patients on his/her ward
and presents these within Clinical Governance.
Assist and support local management in developing and implementing new services within
own site.
Looks at developing their own ward to ensure they provide innovative front line services to the
patient group in line with NICE guidelines, CRG and the competition.
Assist the ward manager to help achieve the set objectives for their ward and the site.Deputises over a 24 hour period in the absence of the Ward Manager.

Knowledge & Skills
First level qualified nurse with regular updating of skills.

You will have experience within a related operational, professional or educational
environment, including experience managing a number of staff.

Managerial responsibility for a team of clinical staff undertaking a variety of roles at different
levels, to ensure patient safety and appropriate staffing levels.
Identify training needs for staff employed in the clinical environment.

Budgets & equipment
Delegated authority to certify documents or purchase orders, and for the care, security and
maintenance of equipment, drugs and other consumables on the ward/department

Shared responsibility for the confidentiality, security and accuracy of patient records, data and information. Ensuring good quality patient documentation, which meets the Regulatory
guidelines and statutory requirements.

Communication & Interaction
Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills are a key feature of the role, involving counselling, coaching and/or supervision. Ensures effective communication across the multidisciplinary team. The role holder will regularly be dealing with demanding and difficult

Working environment
The problems faced by patients may present difficult and challenging situations, which may
heighten the physical, sensory and emotional demands of the role.

Special Features
Facilitate clinical supervision for the clinical team. Participate in Audit/Research projects as part of Clinical Governance. Demonstrate the ability to monitor staff performance and, with support from the Clinical Services Manager, be able to take appropriate action.

For further information on this position, please apply online or phone Jenni 0208 254 7514, quoting J1982 as a reference.

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