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Ward Manager

Job Description

Ward Manager

Location: Swansea

Salary: £37,000

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Further Details: We are currently looking for a highly motivated, passionate and experienced Ward Manager to join a really friendly and welcoming team at a reputable private hospital in Swansea. The hospital is bright, warm and welcoming and is set in a beautiful location. They pride themselves on delivering the highest level of healthcare to their patients and continually strive to find new ways to improve upon this. The service enjoys a fantastic reputation and has been ranked as one of the top performing hospitals in Wales. The hospital is in a central location and is easily accessible via public transport links around Swansea.

What you'll be doing:

  • As Ward Manager you will provide effective leadership in the ward, maintaining good staff morale and ensuring high standards of patient care are performed and maintained.
  • As Ward Manager you will exercise leadership based on professional behaviour, sound organisation, good interpersonal relationships and effective communication.
  • As Ward Manager you will encourage the nursing team to provide evidence based care to comply with the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).
  • As Ward Manager you will be accountable for own clinical practice and participate in improving knowledge and professional competence to comply with PREP regulations and registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council.
  • As Ward Manager you will progress the use of Integrated Care Pathways (ICPs) and other ward/hospital documentation as changes occur.
  • As Ward Manager you will undertake clinical practice as required and to ensure that own clinical skills are maintained. This should equate to 30% of time spent on duty.
  • As Ward Manager you will provide management of the ward nursing team through regular discussions with Head of Clinical Services and ensure a safe clinical environment is maintained at all times.
  • As Ward Manager you will conduct annual appraisals for all ward staff and provide support for agreed objectives.
  • As Ward Manager you will act as deputy for Matron in her absence.

What you'll need:

  • As Ward Manager you will be registsred with the appropriate governing board (NMC)
  • As Ward Manager you will have a minimum 2 years' experience in a similar role.
  • HDU experience desirable.
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding department.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • A flexible approach is necessary to reflect occupancy levels within the hospital

Key employee benefits:

  • 24 minimum holiday PLUS bank holidays PLUS travel time for overseas staff
  • Employee Assistance Programme - support available on a wide range of personal and work issues
  • Quality working environment
  • Long service recognition
  • Supportive personal development plan to help you achieve your career goals

For more information and or to apply please call Jessica Osborne on 01489 774202 and or email

This location is commutable from: Neath, Swansea, St Thomas and Uplands