This role forms part of a team that manages the hospital at night supporting a number of wards from across all divisions. The key role will be to add support to Heads of Operations ensuring that the appropriate number of skilled staff are correctly deployed whilst also ensuring that Heads of Nursing are supported in delivering high quality clinical care at night through your interventions, guidance and quality assurance at ward level.

About the role 

You will be tasked with providing highly visible, operational and clinical leadership of our nursing teams across the site during the night.  This will involve ensuring our nursing staff can optimise the patient experience by providing the support they need. You will provide guidance, facilitate practice and support staff as deemed necessary. The goal is to enhance engagement and minimise risk, so you will be making a key contribution to patient safety and welfare, assisting staff in dealing with any incidents promptly and professionally.

This is an influential role, as you will be liaising closely with Nurse Managers, Operational and Nursing Heads and other multidisciplinary leaders on clinical, management and resource issues relating to the divisions. This will also include providing guidance and monitoring the need to request assistance from the Duty Doctor.

About you 

You need substantial experience of managing a large team at Clinical Nurse Leader, Deputy Ward Manager or Nurse Management level.

You will be able to make sound clinical and operational decisions autonomously reporting to Heads of Operations and Heads of Nursing. You will have proven your ability to manage incidents calmly, effectively and with the appropriate levels of escalation. You will be committed to, share in and be able to promote the St Andrews CARE values in all aspects of your work.

Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day.

Current NMC registration is essential.

Your collaborative approach and interpersonal skills will allow you to influence others and manage across teams. You will role model your personal and professional accountability to the teams that you manage and help instil a culture that is patient, division and profession orientated.


Closing Date: 29th May 2022