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Deputy Ward Manager

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Acute Medicine
NHS AfC: Band 6
Part time - 36 hours per week (36 hours per week)
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Royal Stoke University Hospital
Stoke on Trent
£32,306 - £39,027 pa pro rata
Salary period
Today at 23:59

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Job overview

Deputy Ward Manager - Royal Stoke University Hospital - AMU

An rare and exciting opportunity has arisen within the Acute Medical Directorate for the successful candidate to join the senior nursing team on the AMU (Acute Medical Unit). 

Following the successful progression of the deputy ward manager on AMU, we are now in a position to recruit a individual to this position to support the ward manager and take forward the new vision of AMU.  AMU is a 58 bedded unit, which incorporates 14 Higher monitoring enhanced level 1/2 care  beds which currently has a workforce of over 100 staff caring for these patients.  In line with a new work force model and business case the work force numbers will be increasing to enable us to have a 1:4 patient ratio which will enable the unit to continue to move onto the next exciting chapter and evolving our new team to become the showcase ‘ gold standard’ of AMU’s in England.

AMU at UHNM is an evolving acute medicine service and this position will be suitable for a individual who has passion for acute medicine, is innovative and focussed on patient safety and quality.  

The post will offer an ideal opportunity for the successful applicant to develop both their clinical and leadership skills working alongside the Ward Manager and Deputising for them in their absence, while ensuring unit standards are achieved and patient care and safety is delivered to the highest standard.

Main duties of the job

The Junior Sister/Charge Nurse has delegated responsibility for the management of the clinical areas including assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care and the setting of standards on a shift basis and in the authorised absence of the Sister/Charge Nurse.  Excellent communication skills are required as working in close partnership with the Acute Medical Team and the Emergency Care Directorate is an essential part of the role to ensure that safe patient flow is maintained. 
The Junior Sister/Charge Nurse will participate in innovation and evidence based nursing practice through professional leadership and supporting the clinical team in close liaison with the Sister/Charge Nurse and the Senior Staff Nurse for Quality
The Junior Sister/Charge Nurse will act as a credible and professional role model and encourage and empower other staff to develop both personally and professionally to achieve their maximum potential.
To have delegated responsibility for the operational and management issues in the authorised absence of the Sister/Charge Nurse, and take on the leadership of specific projects as agreed with the Sister/Charge Nurse.




Working for our organisation

UHNM is one of the largest Trusts in the country, and a teaching hospital in collaboration with nearby Keele University. Extensive transformation and development projects have been completed in recent years making this Trust one of the most exciting and innovative places to work. The main site is situated just 5 minutes from Junction 15 of the M6, providing excellent transport links north, south and east, together with immediate access to the beautiful countryside of Staffordshire, Shropshire and the Peak District.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Essential Requirements:

RN with 3 years’ experience at Band 6 within an Acute Medical setting

Evidence of or willing to undertake degree level study in health/nursing studies

Excellent communication skills

Leadership skills - Ability to effectively lead a team

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Must be registered nurse with NMC
  • Have a minimum of 3 years experience at band 6 in Acute Medical Nursing
  • Mentorship or other equivalent teaching certificate
Desirable criteria
  • Working towards Degree/Masters in Nursing Studies
  • Have previous experience being in a Leadership Role

Skills and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work well under pressure
Desirable criteria
  • ILS trained
Positive about disabled peopleAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Stacey Salt
Job title
Senior Sister
Email address
Telephone number
01782 676094