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Job summary

Main area
Unplanned Care
NHS AfC: Band 7
Permanent: full time contract
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (5 days week)
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East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Employer type
£41,659 - £47,672 per annum
Salary period
07/10/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Nurse Team Manager - Ward ACU

NHS AfC: Band 7

Here at  East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust,  

Our mission is:
Providing high-quality, compassionate care for our communities

Our vision to 2030 is:
To be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service


Job overview

Provide leadership to the ward and promoting best practice, facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration and providing education.

Promote high standards of professional practice and the delivery of quality care within the corporate policies, protocols and guidelines. 

Accountable for the delivery and monitoring of robust infection control measures at ward/ department level, through ongoing vigilance by ensuring delivery of all aspects of the Infection Control Strategy

Provide clinical and managerial leadership to nursing and support staff.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a Nurse Team Manager,  Band 7 to lead the care for our acute cardiology patients. Ideally you will have experience of looking after this cohort of patients but training opportunities will be provided.

You will also  support  the nursing team as well as the multidisciplinary team within the unit in providing standard and quality care for our service users.

We are committed to consistently providing specialised, excellent care and treatment and wish to continue in our drive to further improve the service to our patients. No two days are the same in the service and we are looking for someone who is adaptable and able to work independently.

Working for our organisation

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide and our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

 We run the following hospitals:

  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients.  We continue to undergo significant transformation and our staff and patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

In the paragraphs above you have read an overview about the role we would like to offer and general information about main duties of the post holder.  Please see attached – job description which describes in full details the duties, responsibilities and reporting relationships of the advertising role.

Main role requirements are below but for the full details please refer to attached a person specification.

To lead the ward unit promoting expert nursing care and delivering a consistently high standard of healthcare for all ACU patients

To work collaboratively with the other Senior Sisters/Senior Charge Nurses, specialist nursing teams, Consultants and members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) within the unplanned division to provide a streamlined, efficient and effective service

Maintain a high visible presence on ward/department area - acting as an effective role model and expert clinician

Line manage all responsible staff to include annual appraisals employing performance monitoring in accordance with Trust policies and procedures

Work collaboratively with key stakeholders in the development of the ward service redesign using an MDT approach

Responsible for the implementation of measurable accountable models of working to sustain high standards of safe patient care at ward/department level in line with the Trust model.

Responsible and accountable for the ward/department management of all nursing personnel issues in a timely manner in accordance with Trust policies working closely with HR

Responsible for proposing and implementing directorate policies that underpin the continuous improvement of patient care and services at ward/department level

Work in collaboration with senior colleagues to challenge behaviours that undermine equality and diversity adhering to the Human Rights Act, Trust policies and other relevant local national policies

Responsible for holding the divisional bleep, to organise and deploy divisional staff flexibly, to meet patient dependency

Deputise for the matrons for the Surgical Division, as necessary

To support staff development/talent management by growing and developing competent teams.

To manage and support early discharge planning and effective patient plans are in place to support the trusts bed capacity and flow management policies. This involves effective communication at the daily board round with timely action.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse on Part 1 of the NMC Register
  • Relevant clinical post registration education to include a recognised Mentorship qualification.
  • Evidence of on-going professional development and commitment to lifelong learning to include leadership and management.
  • Ability to produce personal professional portfolio.
Desirable criteria
  • Educated to degree level
  • Managerial and leadership qualification / relevant experience.

Previous Experience

Essential criteria
  • Extensive experience of caring for General Medical patients.
  • Evidence of understanding in expenditure and budget management.
Desirable criteria
  • Involvement in audit / research and willingness to present findings at meeting and conferences.


Essential criteria
  • Proven track record in change management to include development.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at a complex level – excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage self and others in delivery of own work and related clinical outcomes to meet department expectations.
  • Demonstrate evidence of strong leadership and motivational skills, ability to lead and motivate a large clinical team
  • Demonstrate a flexible approach, able to react to the changing needs of the department, ensuring sustainability.
  • Ability to engage with management and staff, demonstrating excellent negotiating skills to enable high quality service delivery.
  • Demonstrate sound organisational skills and the ability to work effectively in a devolved management structure.
  • Performance management skills, including understanding of and invoking disciplinary procedure.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and autonomously.
  • Maintain clinical expertise and competence and a strong role model.
Desirable criteria
  • Research and development including presentation at national and international conferences.

Other requirements

Essential criteria
  • Self-awareness, self-motivated with willingness to increasing responsibilities within sphere of practice.


Essential criteria
  • Has an in-depth understanding to manage a busy department.
  • Ability to recognise the training requirements of the department and provide support to develop the team.
  • Proactive in the undertaking of risk management, health and safety and other clinical governance issues.
  • Ability to recognise pressure in the work environment and manage in a professional manner.
  • Knowledge of local and national care initiatives / innovation to improve patient care, experience and safety.
  • Evidence of working with and enforcing Human Resource policies and procedures
  • Financial management ability and competence, including understanding of rosters, skills mix, etc.
  • Understanding of research and audit skills and implementation.
Desirable criteria
  • In-depth understanding of product procurement process.
  • Computer literate – relevant to Stroke departmen

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Fraulein Pineda
Job title
Matron - Unplanned Care Division
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