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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/03/2020.

Deputy Ward Manager - Eleanor Hobbs

Job Reference: 390-MED-688-A

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Senior Registered Nurse
Southend University Hospital NHS Trust, Southend on Sea
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum

Mid and South Essex health and social care organisations serve a population of around 1.2 million people. Within the health system currently, there are three acute hospitals trusts including Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust and Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with a combined income of c£945 million. Recognising that greater collaboration across this part of Essex is required to solve long standing financial, quality and operational challenges, agreement was reached in a number of stages since 2017 to work in an increasingly collaborative way between the Trusts to undertake the reconfiguration of clinical services, supported by an "in common" governance and leadership structure. Since early 2017 we have benefitted from a single executive team across the three organisations. Since January 2019, all of our Trust Boards and our committees meet "in common" only as a matter of course.

In January 2018, the Trust Boards with support from commissioners and from our regulators including NHS Improvement, to pursue a merger of the three organisations. Subject to regulatory approval, we will merge in April 2020 to become Mid & South Essex University Hospitals – a new single organisation, having university teaching and NHS foundation trust status. The new organisation presents an ideal opportunity for you to take a leading and influential role both internally and externally within a health and social care system

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

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 but part time will be considered**

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 -

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sister Penny -

The three NHS trusts within the Mid and South Essex University Hospitals Group (“the Group”) are planning to formally merge on 1st April 2020.

Whilst your application may be for a position at one of the three Trusts within the Group, in the event that the merger takes place and you are employed on or after 1st April 2020, your employment will transfer into the Group under the protection of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations also known as TUPE.

Your contractual employment rights will be unaffected by this transfer.

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.

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