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Deputy Ward Manager - Gastroenterology and Endocrine


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Gastroenterology and Endocrine
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£28,050 - £36,644 per annum pro rata
28/02/2019 23:59

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

This is an exciting time to join us. The three NHS trusts that currently run Broomfield, Southend and Basildon hospitals are planning to become a new single NHS organisation by mid-2019.

 All three hospitals will continue to provide the services our patients use the most. These include outpatient appointments, children’s services and day-case surgery.  All three hospitals will continue to provide 24/7 A&E and maternity services.

By working as one team we will provide the same high standard of care and services for all of our 1.2m local residents. Using the same equipment, processes and IT systems means services will run more smoothly.  Single leadership, standards and new structures will speed up decision making.  Combined corporate services will reduce duplication and cut running costs. This means more money for front-line services and faster improvements.


Attracting new talent is key to our future and the scale of our organisation will give far  more career, training and development opportunities for all our staff.




We are currently looking for a compassionate, enthusiastic and caring Deputy Ward Manager to join our dynamic team. You will need to be a motivated team orientated professional with a passion for delivering high standards of nursing care in an ever changing environment and work within a multi professional team; it is essential you communicate effectively within this environment and act in line with the wards philosophy.

Ward details – Eleanor Hobbs ward is a 35 bedded ward caring for 2 specialities, gastroenterology and endocrine patients..

We provide care for patients with complex acute medical issues. We work closely with the patients and their families to give high standards of care, working with many specialities to enable a seamless journey for the patient from admission to discharge. The ward team comprises of 8 consultants who are specialists in management of gastroenterology, diabetes and endocrinology. There is a dedicated ward team to ensure all care needs are met, this include the ward manager/deputies, trained nurses, health care assistant, students, ward clerk, specialist CNS, physiotherapist, ADLA, OT, discharge co-ordinator, social workers and feeding buddies.

The successful candidate will have previous specialist experience in acute medical nursing. You will be required to manage the ward in the absence of the Ward Manager and be able to communicate effectively to all levels. Key elements include; strong professional leadership qualities, which is critical to delivering the high standard of care our trust requires, passion to be able to motivate and increase staff morale and ability to change so to manage and encourage a learning environment.

Main responsibilities to include:
• To monitor the practice and effectiveness of nursing actions, ensuring these are carried out with full regard for the safety of the patient and staff involved.
• To ensure that delegation of tasks is performed equitably, effectively, in accordance with the nurse’s individual skills, development needs and within clear parameters of responsibility.
• To ensure effective communication within the team and externally throughout the 24 hour period.
• To ensure feedback mechanisms are in place, directing and encouraging as appropriate.
• To provide specialist nursing advice or nursing practice within the ward/department, and provide advice to other wards/departments within the Trust.
• To evaluate the effects of nursing actions and plan improvements for the benefit of the service.
• To identify opportunities for improvement in services and where appropriate implement change process.

This is a full time position of 37.5 hours per week.

Southend-On-Sea is an exciting place to live, work and enjoy life. Just under an hour from London and Europe (either by rail or air), Southend and the surrounding area is vibrant and cosmopolitan. Local schools have an excellent reputation and the nearby seaside provides a pleasant backdrop as well as opportunities for fun or relaxation. The attractive nearby town of bohemian Leigh-On-Sea provides an alternative location for many professionals to settle and wind down after work.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Sister Penny -

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sister Penny -