Ward Manager

Management & support 2092

Job Summary:

KIMS Hospital, Maidstone are looking for a strong and empathetic Ward Manager to lead the teams in our in patient surgical ward You must be a registered nurse who is totally patient focussed with a desire to lead and inspire others to deliver health care at its best.  As a ward manager you will be a dynamic practitioner who can work in partnership with the Matron, the Chief Nurse and Consultants to implement KIMS Hospital clinical strategy.

Role Responsibilities include:

  • Lead and Support the Wards team in the successful running of the day to day activities
  • Ensure the patient experience and well-being remains at the heart of the business
  • Maintain clear communication and lines of accountability.
  • Motivate and ensure that all staff are trained, developed and empowered to deliver “health care at its best”, and to take pride in the work and enjoy the diversity of our hospital

Person Specification:

Essential

  • Be a registered nurse with the NMC
  • Have extensive post-registration experience
  • Have significant knowledge of clinical governance and its application
  • Have a proven ability to manage challenging situations and a desire to mentor others

Desirable

  • Have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working as a Sister
  • Have mentorship training and qualification
  • Experience of working in a variety of settings

KIMS Hospital employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private Health Insurance
  • 33 Days annual leave plus extra time off for your birthday
  • Life Assurance
  • Annual Flu Vaccination
  • Free Eye Test
  • Subsidised Staff Parking
  • Subsidised Staff Bistro 
  • 40% staff discount on some KIMS Services
  • Relocation Packages available 

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy our recruitment manager, Juliet Shand would be happy to help. Please give her a call on 01622 538114 or emailJuliet.shand@kims.org.ukor you can contact our Clinical Manager, Claire Traverse on Claire.traverse@kims.org.uk  

At KIMS Hospital we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive working environment. We strive to create a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

Any offers of employment made by KIMS Hospital for this/these position(s) will be subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK and receipt of a satisfactory DBS Certificate from the Disclosure & Barring Service.   Information about the DBS checks can be found at https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

Posted 30th November 2021

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