Offerd Salary:£33,706 - £40,588
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Contract Type:Fixed term: 6 months
Working Time:Part time
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Clinical Bed Manager Band 6

Main area

Cardiovascular & Thoracic


Band 6


Fixed term: 6 months


Part time - 10 hours per week

Job ref



Southampton General Hospital




£33,706 - £40,588 pa pro rata

Salary period



06/02/2023 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

We are looking for an experienced nurses to join our Cardiovascular & Thoracic operational team to undertake the responsibility for the management of the emergency and elective admission processes across the Care Group. By using your clinical experience and professional judgement you will be responsible for the safe and appropriate placement of patients together with the achievement of related Trust targets.

If you enjoy a challenge, working in an ever-changing environment and communicating across a wide range of disciplines this post may be for you.

Main duties of the job YOUR MAIN DUTIES

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.

Working for our organisation WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WHAT YOU'LL DO
  • You will be an integral part of the Cardiovascular & Thoracic (CV&T) management of patient flow in and out of the CV&T care group.
  • You will provide a link to the management team and are instructive when escalating any patient delays.
  • You will be the liaison between each department within CV&T, UHS footprint and the wider hospital community.
  • You will be a key person when talking to site/ED and need to always provide correct information.

    You should be a registered nurse with excellent communication and organisational skills but also possess a wide range of clinical skills to support the delivery of clinical care when necessary. Please note this post will involve shift work with rotation onto days and night duty as part of a duty rota.


    Interviews will be held on Friday, 10th February 2023

    Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

    Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • 1st level registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Mentorship qualification (or evidence of meeting the outcomes of the NMC standards)
  • Evidence of on-going personal development
  • Higher Education Institute approved course in supporting learners in practice. Provide evidence of supporting a range of learners in practice
  • Higher Education Institute approved course in supporting learners in practice. Provide evidence of supporting colleagues to promote effective learning in practice
  • Desirable criteria
  • Specialist qualification
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Significant experience at band 5 or equivalent
  • Knowledge of current issues within acute Health Service
  • Understanding of personal accountability
  • Logical and consistent work and career pattern
  • IT Skills, experience of using excel and word packages and email
  • Desirable criteria
  • Proven management experience
  • Experience as an NMC sign off mentor or clinical practice assessor
  • ECDL Courses
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Able to prioritise and deliver agreed objectives
  • Ability to analyse and make sound clinical judgements
  • Able to delegate
  • Able to demonstrate leadership skills
  • Able to motivate and be a team player
  • Able to prioritise and deliver agreed objectives
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Flexible working arrangements able to work days and night shifts
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

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    Employer certification / accreditation badges Applicant requirements

    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.

    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 238.2KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 222.9KB)
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    Georgina Kirk

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    023 8120 8972
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