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Ward Manager - Continuing Care Ward

Job Reference: J183-A-17-26010

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Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
Putney, London
£38,138 - £48,615 pa

This advertisement has been placed by the organisation named in the 'Department' section above.

Should you require further information regarding this vacancy please contact the organisation direct.

The Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability was awarded a “Good” rating by the CQC in September 2017; the report noted many areas of excellence in care, responsiveness, management and leadership.

Ward Manager – Hunter - Continuing Care

Salary: £38,318 - £48,615 (Band 7)

Permanent Position

37.5 hours per week + plus bleepholder responsibilities

The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability is a non-profit, medical charity, a hospital and home, based in Putney, South West London. We provide both short and long-term specialist services (assessment, rehabilitation and disability management) for adults with profound or complex disabilities resulting from damage to the brain or nervous system. Through these services, we seek to enable people with profound neuro-disability to enjoy an optimal quality of life

We currently have a permanent opportunity for a dedicated, passionate and inspiring Ward Manager for the Hunter Ward - one of our continuing care wards. This unit specialises in patients with long term care needs associated with acquired brain injury.

We are seeking a leader who can build a confident, high quality and caring team who are experts in their field. You will be responsible for championing and guiding a diverse range of nursing and health care assistant staff whilst working alongside other multi-disciplinary colleagues.

As part of the Leadership Team within the Hospital, key responsibilities include the human resource and financial management of the ward. You will ensure the 24 hour nursing service is covered by appropriate rostering and skill mix, facilitate multi-disciplinary team working and monitor/participate in patient care provision.

The successful applicant will have:

•Proven interpersonal skills and a demonstrable ability to handle complex communications

•Significant leadership and managerial experience with an ability to demonstrate experience in multi-disciplinary team working

•A management qualification (or willingness to undertake management studies)

•A Teaching/Mentoring qualification

•Experience of managing complex workloads and competing priorities

Person Specification:

  1. NMC / HCPC Registration

  2. BSc degree or equivalent in relevant subject

  3. Expert clinician and professional role model

  4. Evidence of continuing professional development – particularly with management skills

  5. Proven experience in successfully managing a ward roster and ward budgets.

  6. Clinical knowledge and experience of working within a long term care environment.

  7. Ability to negotiate and work effectively in an interdisciplinary team

  8. Excellent communication skills, written and verbal presentation skills & report writing.

  9. Good understanding of relevant compliance standards, codes of practice, and statutory and professional regulations

Benefits Available:

  • Golden Hello (Financial Support for Relocation costs)

  • Free on-site parking

  • Generous staff pension scheme

  • Season ticket loan

  • Childcare vouchers

  • Occupational health service which includes a range of wellbeing services

  • Access to on site staff accommodation

  • Option to join a health insurance scheme administered by HSF at preferential rates.

  • DSE/eyesight tests and cover

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Great work-life balance

  • Subsidised canteen
  • Virgin Health Discounts and onsite Yoga
  • Opportunity to undertake the Putney Nurse Programme which entails training of “Management of Patients who have Highly Complex Neurological Disorders Programme”


For any queries or questions relating to this position please contact:

Ricky Mugwagwa (Matron) on 02087804500 Ext 4530 /


Closing Date on 25th January 2018 11.59pm

Shortlisting to be done on 26th January 2018

If shortlisted, invitations will be sent on 26th January 2018

Assessment / Interviews to take place on either 30th OR 31st January 2018 (tbc)

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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