What is the role of a Ward Manager
- To provide Clinical Nurse Management, Clinical Leadership and expertise in all aspects of service delivery within sphere of responsibility
- To continue to provide leadership and guidance in working towards an amalgamated service both in the short and long term.
- With support from the Matron, will ensure that high standards are developed, implemented, evaluated and maintained, with required change planned in accordance with the framework of Clinical Governance.
- To lead by example, acting as a role model to all members of the nursing team, leading care teams and creating a positive learning environment. To deploy and supervise all nursing staff effectively.
- Acts as an expert resource on Nursing care of patients within the specialities and holds a key role in the multidisciplinary team
- It is to maintain an environment in which members of the ward/department team can contribute to the maximum of their ability in providing a high standard of care, staff welfare and staff training.
- Designated to take charge of the ward.
- Responsible for the assessment of care needs, and for the development and implementation of programmes of care without supervision.
- Manage an allocated budget and resources in an efficient and cost effective manner.
What qualifications and experience do I need?
- Demonstrable experience at Band 6 or above.
- Recent clinical skills & proven knowledge.
- Proven Registered Nurse.
- Leadership course or the willingness to undertake.
- Evidence of continuing professional development
- Be willing to undertake additional training if required.
Pay and benefits
Please refer to the latest Agenda for Change pay scales for salary details
This is a registered post
My Story: Theresia Makatile
My name is Theresia Makatile, I am a Band 7 Ward Manager. I joined the trust in September 2014
How I got into this role
I originally come from Lesotho which is an independent country in South Africa. I qualified there as a registered nurse and midwife. I moved to Plymouth in 2006 and worked for an agency at a Nursing Home in Plympton. After 8 years, I decided to join UHP and started on Hexworthy ward as a staff nurse.
My role at UHP
Whilst working I studied to get my degree and in 2017 I was appointed as the Junior Sister for MAU/Tavy ward, then in 2018 I became a Ward Manager.
The best bits and the challenges
The opportunities available within the NHS are amazing – in fact I am due to start my Masters Leadership module.
The challenges are the same as in all acute hospitals – we are constantly being kept on our toes because we are so busy.
Life outside of work
I am a mum to 2 lovely girls. I love to be outdoors, exploring the countryside and connecting with the world. As a family we like to visit National Trust properties.
My top tips to being successful
Motivation. That encompasses my own motivation and drive but I also inspire to motivate and help develop others.