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Ward Manager

Job Description

Partnerships in Care is one of the UK’s leading providers of independent specialist secure and step-down care across the UK.

With hospitals around the country, 30 years of experience in our sector and highly skilled and experienced teams, we help patients and commissioners find the right care pathways without the need for multiple reassessments.

Our Ward Manager role involves:

  • Shifting/resourcing management in capacity of Senior Nurse on call
  • Effective strategic resource management
  • Leadership decisions within the context of Ward Manager
  • Performance management of junior staff
  • Ensuring adherence to policies and procedures.
  • Personal development needs
  • Discipline and grievance issues
  • Serious incident reviews and implementation of recommendations
  • Ward Budget Management
  • Advisory role to nursing staff
  • Supporting the implementation of local Clinical Governance Strategy
  • Clear application of clinical experience
  • Satisfactory completion of objectives as agreed at appraisal and monthly supervision
  • Satisfactory fulfilment of core competencies
  • Demonstrating a clear application of a continuing professional development portfolio
  • Clear application of hospital policies and procedures
  • Demonstrating a positive contribution to senior nurses group
  • Facilitating delivery of practice and support supervision
  • Actively contributing to the Nursing Service Agreement, departmental Risk Matrix and action plan and monitoring their implementation
  • Satisfactory completion of designated annual mandatory training
  • Participating in and taking an active lead in organisational clinical and nursing audit programmes
  • Supporting senior management team at local level
  • Contributing to departmental and unit business objectives
  • Effectively managing positive change in the nursing department
  • Providing strong and robust leadership in the clinical environment using the core skills of facilitation, negotiation, conflict resolution, teaching and delegation.
  • Developing a coaching culture within the clinical environment
  • Demonstrating and modelling professional behaviours at all times
  • Support the implementation of clinical and corporate governance for the management of patient information.
  • Participate in service specific strategy and development.
  • Accept 24 hour responsibility for the hospital wards on a rotational basis within the framework of the CNM on call structure.
  • Manage the achievements and maintenance of the Care Standards Act.
  • Provide managerial leadership through coordinating the production of philosophies of care and local procedures. These are subject to annual review.
  • Monitor the performance and conduct of staff and to take corrective action when necessary. This will include, where appropriate, involvement in the disciplinary process.

To be successful as a Ward Manager, you will need:




  • Personal learning and development.
  • Evidence based practice.
  • Values based practice.
  • Patient centred care.
  • Team player.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Flexible.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Management of people skills.


This post applies to registered nurses who have:

  • Experience within a forensic setting within a leadership/management capacity.
  • Relevant sufficient post registration experience.
  • Relevant experience in a similar environment.
  • Proven track record of leadership and management skills.

About our benefits

In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)
  • A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
  • Private Medical Insurance Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Free meals while on duty
  • Carefirst – Employee Assistance Services
  • Continuous learning and development
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Career development – progress across the Staff Nurse grading is via a distinct career path
  • Personal health insurance
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Free car parking (at most sites)
  • Voluntary Benefits

All positions within Partnerships in Care (PiC) are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Unless specifically commissioned in advance PiC will not consider Applications submitted by or through agencies.

PiC is an equal opportunities employer.

Please read the job description and person specification carefully and ensure that you demonstrate the knowledge, skills and experience required to carry out the role.

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