Ward Manager – Oncology Unit

London, GB-LND
Competitive Salary
03 Sep 2018
01 Oct 2018
Job Type
HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private healthcare group; provides award winning primary, acute and complex care. The Wellington Hospital has over four decades of expertise; providing the highest level of care for patients who are looking for the best treatment in key areas of healthcare. We have over 240 patient beds, spanning 3 sites, including a 50 bed Acute Neurological Rehabilitation unit, the UK’s largest private intensive care unit and 3 Outpatient centres. Our 21 bed Oncology unit treats patients in first class private rooms with the latest in innovative treatments and cutting edge technology. With nursing/patient ratios averaging 1:4 are specialist nursing team can become part of our patient’s entire journey. We have an exciting opportunity for a Ward Manager to join our Oncology unit based at the Wellington Hospital in St Johns Wood, London (NW8 9LE).

Job Description

The post holder will report into the Matron and oversee the running of this state of-the-art 21 bedded unit. You will provide the clinical and operational leadership on a daily basis, ensuring that exceptional standards of care are adhered to at all times. This is a Permanent, full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. Core hours are 8am – 4:30pm with occasional early starts/late finishes. The attractive and competitive salary for this role is £45,754 - £50,331 and will be dependent upon skills and experience. Reward & recognition – We'll look after you with our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review, 247.5hrs holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell. We offer excellent career development; with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.

Duties & Responsibilities

• To have continued responsibility for leadership and the safe management of the clinical area, acting as a clinical expert for junior staff • Take an effective role in staff management, including, recruitment and retention, ensuring staff receive the necessary training and professional development they require as well as managing rostering, holiday and sickness ensuring the unit is always appropriately staffed • Works collaboratively with the ward Matron to implement and achieve the unit’s short and long term goals which are aligned with the organisational vision/mission and the nursing strategy • Maintains department and staff costs in line with budget and worked hours/Units of Services • Actively promote Clinical Governance, Clinical Effectiveness and other quality initiatives as well as ensuring that risk management strategies are in place

Skills & Experience

• Registered Nurse with extensive post graduate experience in Oncology • Previous experience at Ward Sister level or above with excellent leadership skills • Oncology/ Haematology/Chemotherapy certificate with Mentorship qualification • Evidence of effective staff management with the ability to manage resources efficiently within budgetary constraints and for a constantly changing workload • Skilled in prioritising workload and delegating as appropriate • Good communication skills with a proactive and pragmatic approach

About The Individual

At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values. You will also actively participate as a member of a team, working together to achieve tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate a lead by example attitude to inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results. If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.