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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/08/2020.

Deputy Ward Manager

Job Reference: 216-SI-W2021

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
216 120063 Whitehorse Ward (PAU)
£31,365 to £37,890 Per Annum

We are a people business – where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 6 to join The Children’s Assessment Unit at University Hospitals Plymouth Trust.

The Children’s assessment unit sees approx. 9000 children a year,  ranging from 0-16 years, covering a range of specialities.

The Assessment unit works closely with the paediatric wards, the Children’s high Dependency Unit and the Paediatric Emergency department.


The successful candidate must have proven post qualification demonstrable experience. Proven knowledge of working in an acute paediatric setting with good assessment skills and communication skills is essential. Proven evidence of management and leadership skills are vital. A good understanding of safeguarding would be advantageous.


The successful candidate will need to have a positive and innovative approach to caring for children. They should be able to work both autonomously and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. They will need a clear vision and direction for children’s services taking opportunities to be a representative of Children’s needs. Family centred care is promoted and encouraged across the floor.


We offer a very supportive learning environment with a clinical educator available throughout the week to work alongside staff offering to support professional learning and development. We also have an excellent training programme that ensures staff are kept up to date with mandatory training and clinical skills.


For further information or an informal visit please contact Ward Manager Beverley Bromley, 01752 432437 or  Matron Anita Dykes, 01752 439887.


Closing date for completed application is 7th August 2020 and interviews will be held on the 26th August 2020. Please be aware that you will be required to do a 10 minute presentation as part of the interview (the topic will be sent to you if shortlisted).


Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is actively working towards a smoke free environment.  Under the Trust’s Green Commuter Strategy, onsite parking is restricted.



Working in partnership towards the Peninsula Medical School


***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & vulnerable adults. Many of our posts are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service check (DBS). A copy of the DBS Code of Practice is available on request. Should the position that you are applying for be subject to a DBS check, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust will fund the cost* of your DBS check application. Should you decide to voluntarily resign from the Trust within two years from the start date of employment, you will be asked to meet the cost* of the original DBS application, which will be reclaimed from your last month’s salary. *Current cost of an enhanced DBS is £40.00 per application.

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