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Ward Manager

Job Description

There are many good reasons to choose to come and work at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

1st September 2015 was a landmark date for Chelsea and Westminster and West Middlesex hospitals as we officially came together to form the enlarged Foundation Trust. This helps secure the future of both major acute hospitals and by combining into a single, unified trust there will be more scope to innovate and develop even better services for our patients.

We aim to be a hospital of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to improve all aspects of the patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focused workforce. Our vision is to be a first class hospital for our community and we will build a strong and sustainable foundation trust which provides high-quality, value-for-money services to meet the health needs of the local population. It' s a very exciting time to come and work for us.

Ward Manager - Supported Discharge Suite

Band 7

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented individual to join the team at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital as a Senior Sister/Senior Charge Nurse on the Supported Discharge Suite. This is a newly established 25 bedded ward admitting both medical and surgical patients in all adult age groups. The purpose of the Supported Discharge Suite is to provide non-acute intermediate care (IC) level support for patients who would benefit from more intensive rehabilitation, nursing and therapies input, either as a step down from acute care or a step up from the community, potentially supporting their reablement back home.

Applicants should be dynamic, enthusiastic and ready to take on a new challenge. The successful person should be passionate about improving the patient experience, and have the skills and knowledge to lead and develop a newly recruited team of nurses and health care assistants. You will be an effective leader, highly motivated, passionate about providing the highest possible quality of care to patients and be a credible role model who has the ability to influence as well as innovate.

If you are looking for your first Band 7 post then we can help support you and develop your management and leadership skills, or if you are more experienced then we can help further develop these skills towards the next step in your career ladder.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Gagandeepsingh Sekhon ( Email address removed )

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.

Please note:
The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Interview arrangements will be communicated via your NHS Jobs account following the closing date. If you decide to apply for this post but have not heard from us within 3 weeks after the closing date, we regret that this usually means that your application was not successful on this occasion

**In submitting an application form, you authorise Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.**

***Please note that during the recruitment process your Identity Documentation (i.e. passport, driving licence, visa, etc.) will be scanned using a device which recognises UV, Infrared and Machine Readable Zone security features of the documents provided***

****Employment at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is offered subject to successful completion of a 6 month Probationary Period****

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

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