Orthopaedic Ward Manager

Drs Direct Ltd
12 May 2017
10 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

As the Clinical Nurse Manager you will be a highly visible leader, delivering the provision of clinical and professional leadership to the ward team, whilst being available to patients and consultants to promote confidence in our services. Maintaining a high profile and standards for clinical practice within the Orthopaedic Department, you will ensure the team have the skills to deliver the needs of the service in a safe, efficient and effective way.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Acts as clinical expert for orthopaedics
  • Ensure effective admission and discharge planning with relevant members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Participate in clinical audit and implement actions based on audit results to enable changes in practice.
  • Oversee all HR duties - recruit and select exceptional staff, retain quality staff, staff rosters, performance management, midyear reviews, training and education for staff, department orientation
  • Contributes to setting the department’s budget including staffing levels and skill mix
  • Maintains department costs in line with budget and worked hours/ UOS explaining variances on the workforce planning tool.
  • Monitor department revenues using the daily revenue report sheets
  • Creatively manage flexible staffing patterns that meet changing patient service level/needs. All duty rosters must be authorised with the Lead Site Practitioner.
  • Complete monthly department financial reviews
  • Work with Deputy CNO and CNO to identify areas for improvement and develop actions plans in response to the monthly nursing audits, and other audits as they arise.
  • Identify and participate in the development of nursing policies and procedures
  • Manage complaints in line and set timeframes ensuring the investigation tool is completed and learning is identified for individual complaints
  • Promote a culture of continuous quality improvement through the use of patient satisfaction feedback and reflection on practice by self and other members of the ward team.
  • Promote, develop and facilitate a learning culture within the ward.
  • Participate in teaching and act as a clinical resource for staff

Skills and Experience

As a registered nurse with extensive previous experience within an orthopaedic setting, ideally supported by a post grad qualification within a related field. You will have management experience across, ideally supported by a management qualification or at least a mentoring course. Having worked at a senior level, you will also have budgetary and resource management experience.