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Ward Manager Diabetes and Endocrinology

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Diabetes and Endocrinology
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Royal Blackburn Hospital
£41,659 - £47,672 per annum
Salary period
07/03/2023 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 9,500 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Job overview

Ward D1 is a 20 bedded acute medical ward with  particular interest in Diabetes and Endocrinology and Hematology conditions.    You will work closely with the diabetic and hematology teams to provide the highest standards of safe, personal and effective care. A flexible approach and the ability to respond to the demands of a rapidly changing acute clinical environment are essential.  The team  is committed to delivering a high standard of nursing care within a calm and compassionate environment.
You will demonstrate strong leadership qualities and have a passion for improving the patient and relative experience. A sound knowledge base is essential along with  well developed communication skills .Good time management skills are essential, as is the ability to prioritise your workload.


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Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for maintaining high standards of care in the ward environment.Facilitate the management of the ward in terms of staff recruitment, staffing rosters and day to day running of the ward. You will work closely with the ward medical teams to  ensure that care for the patient is safe, personal and effective.   You will communicate  with all  wards and departments along with the wider MDT to facilitate admissions and safe discharges.You will also support the matron on call as part of the  out of hours shift system to provide adequate nurse management cover on the hospital site. 

Working for our organisation

Established in 2003 East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) is a large integrated health care organisation providing high quality acute secondary healthcare for the people of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen. 

Our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 700,000 patients a year from the most serious of emergencies to planned operations and procedures. 

We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work and achievements.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To provide nurse leadership, continuous improvement and delivery of care within the ward environment 

Ensure that care is delivered in a safe, personal and effective way.

To be a confident, inspirational  role model for the junior nursing team

Demonstrate care and compassion and enable an inclusive environment that ensures that patients are treated with dignity and respect.

Ensuring best practice in infection control. 

Regularly review standards on the ward with the Directorate Matron to ensure they are maintained within the framework of the trust internal inspections.

Ensure safe and effective discharge planning that puts the patient at the heart of all decision making


Person specification

Registered Nurse

Essential criteria
  • Previous experience working within secondary care
  • Has a qualification that enables them to mentor students
  • Able to produce reports to a high standard
  • Able to prioritise workload
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working within acute medicine particularly within diabetes
  • Experience of budget management
  • Quality improvement experience

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Happy to Talk Flexible WorkingPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in PeopleCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident committedStep into health

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Joanne Mohammed
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