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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/12/2020.

Ward Manager - Secondment Opportunity - Internal Only

Job Reference: 331-L6471120

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
Elderly Care
Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Lancaster
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''


An exciting Secondment Opportunity …...

Hi……Are you ready for your next challenge?

Looking for your next career move within our developing and innovative Trust?

Are you a Clinical Leader looking to progress to a Ward Manager, or an experienced Ward Manager wanting a change? Then listen up and read on…….

Ward 20 at Lancaster Royal Infirmary is a 24 bedded medical ward which focuses on elderly care. As a ward leader you will lead a passionate team who take pride in their work and the challenges that brings whilst developing new innovative ways to improve patient care and take the ward forward and flourish.

The ward is supported by dedicated care of the elderly consultants and discharge co-ordinators and extended multi-disciplinary team along with an enthusiastic band of volunteer staff who keep our patients entertained and active.

We are seeking a caring, compassionate experienced Registered nurse who can demonstrate excellent leadership skills, can delegate effectively, and work effectively and efficiently as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will be expected to work predominately Monday to Friday in an 80-20% supervisory capacity. They will have 24 hour responsibility with support from senior nurses who provide a 7 day support for the Trust.

You will be reliable, flexible, motivated, have excellent clinical and managerial skills, a commitment to ongoing learning and development, a commitment to delivering high quality care and be willing and open to embracing positive change and transformation meeting the demands of the community we serve.

Is that you?

Don’t hesitate; get in touch as we want to hear from you!

Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameFiona RyderJob titleMatron (Medicine)Email addressfiona.ryder@mbht.nhs.ukAdditional contact information

Fiona Ryder - Matron Medicine Care Group for Ward 20

Mobile telephone - 07971 804 124


Emily Henry

Deputy Associate Director of Nursing for Medicine Care Group

Mobile telephone 07870881823

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