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Ward Manager

An exciting new job opportunity has arisen for a committed Ward Manager to manage wards in an exceptional hospital setting in the Dewsbury area.

As a Ward Manager you will be working for one of UK's leading health care providers.


The hospital provides a specialist inpatient service for adults and older age males with severe and enduring mental health conditions, who may also have an undiagnosed memory related illness.

They also provide a specialist neurocognitive/dementia care service for males presenting with very agitated or aggressive behaviour.


As a Ward Manager your day to day duties include:

·         Manages the ward and resources effectively, taking steps to ensure that appropriate staffing levels and skill mix of nursing experience and skills is in place including effective rota management, annual leave and training arrangements.

·         Ensures that all patients have clear current care plans that reflect their personalised needs, and are evidence based and ensures that family members and carers are suitable engaged based on the needs and wants of the patient.

·         Ensure the ward has clear procedures and processes to support the safe and effective running of the ward at all times, including the nutrition of patients, cleanliness of the environment; using tools such as Quality walk rounds to assist

·         Actively lead on the recruitment and retention of staff to the ward and hospital.

·         Deputises for the Director of Clinical Services as required

·         Engages with other members of the Ward MDT, to facilitate positive and efficient MDT working

·         Ensures that Incident reporting is completed promptly and takes corrective action where required, engaging colleagues in the process, where appropriate.

·         Liaises with Ward Pharmacist and acts promptly regarding items identified by Pharmacist Audits, or other requirements.


An ideal Ward Manager must have these skills and experiences as they are beneficial for this position:

·         Be currently registered with the Nursing Midwifery Council as a first level nurse or with the Health Care Professions Council

·         At least 2 years’ experience in a supervisory capacity within a relevant care setting.

·         Appropriate registration or experience required for the ward

·         Computer literate.

·         Experience of clinical audit and/ or service improvement based on evidence desirable

·         Experience of working in an environment that requires the ability to manage multiple priorities

·         RGN or RMN with NMC Registration


The successful Ward Manager will receive an excellent annual salary of £39,000 per annum.

This exciting position is a Full Time role working for 40 hours a week.

In return for your hard work and commitment you will receive the following generous 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

·         Care first - Employee Assistance Services

·         Continuous learning and development

·         Childcare vouchers

·         Career development

·         Personal health insurance

·         An employee assistance programme

·         Voluntary benefits


To be considered for this position you must be qualified as a Nurse either RGN or RMN

Reference ID: 1543

To apply for this fantastic job role, please call Peter Fit on 0121 638 0567 or send your CV to

  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Rate: £39,000 per annum
  • Location: Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Medical
  • Recruiter: Jupiter Recruitment
  • Contact: Peter Fit
  • Tel: 0121 638 0567
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: 1543
  • Posted: 2020-02-19 16:48:01 -

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