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Ward/Unit Manager ITU

HCA UK at the Harborne Hospital – Birmingham, West Midlands
Full time
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ITU Ward Manager
The Harborne Hospital, Birmingham  
Full time, 37.5 hours per week

Salary: competitive, dependent on experience, 9% shift allowance (if applicable) + Benefits (pension, health cover, flexible benefits and excellent career development) 

We’re looking for an ITU Ward Manager to lead our critical care team at The Harborne Hospital.

The Harborne Hospital - part of HCA Healthcare UK is a brand new £100million, purpose built 50 bed, multi-speciality private hospital opening in Birmingham in January 2024. Located on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham campus, the hospital will have the deep clinical infrastructure, equipment and facilities and expert, experienced teams to deliver full clinical pathways across a mix of specialties and sub-specialties at all levels of complexity including Cardiology, Cancer and Complex Surgery. The Harborne Hospital is the 4th NHS partnership within this network, partnering with University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust.

Our friendly team work closely together to adopt a supportive culture. We will work with you to ensure that you can use and develop knowledge and skills in delivering exceptional care in a supportive environment that values your wellbeing. 

What you'll do:

The Critical Care Ward Manager is responsible for taking the lead for the overall running of the Critical Care unit and will be responsible for providing clinical direction with strong, visible leadership to all nursing staff, in partnership with allied health professionals and medical staff.    

You will lead and drive the delivery of excellent clinical standards within critical care, driving a culture of patient safety, clinical effectiveness and continuous improvement. Working in line with local and National Critical Care guidance, you will have the responsibility ensuring all appropriate measures are taken to maintain, promote and safeguard the wellbeing and interests of patients, employees, visitors and the business.  

What you’ll bring:

  • Registered General Nursing qualification at degree level or equivalent with a post-graduate Intensive Care qualification is essential

  • Advanced Life Support Provider Qualification is highly desirable

  • Previous experience of leading and developing a team

  • Possessing or working towards leadership qualifications or Masters degree is highly desirable

  • A strong understanding of clinical governance, quality and risk in regards to patient safety.

  • Demonstrated strong clinical, safety and professional standards within the critical care environment.

  • Experience in Quality Improvement, facilitating and managing change in the workplace.

Management and Leadership

  • Lead and empower your teams to deliver outstanding patient care.

  • With high levels of autonomy you will be empowered to work with the hospitals Senior Leadership Team to grow and develop the service.

  • Motivate staff to be committed to achieving delegated work, identified goals and priorities.

  • Monitor achievement of timeframes and priorities for unit based plans both on a daily and longer term basis.

  • Participate in the development and review of policies, processes and procedures.

  • Utilise effective time management skills to achieve personal work priorities.

  • Act as safeguarding representative for the department in the hospital’s safeguarding committee

  • Participate in strategies to monitor and respond to work load issues.

  • Ensure patient safety and outstanding patient experience are delivered throughout the unit, measuring against GPICS and CQC standards and regulations.

At HCA UK we care about what you care about. We care that you want to deliver the very best care. We care that you want a career you can be proud of. We care that you want working conditions that support your health and wellbeing. Let us care for you and your career, the same way you do for others.  


Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing. 

We believe that by caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. As a Critical Care Ward Manager, you’ll be eligible for:

  • 25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you

  • Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals

  • Private pension contribution which increases with length of service

  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme

  • Group Life Assurance from day one

  • Critical illness cover

  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay

  • Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland

  • Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you

  • Discounts with over 800 major retailers

Diversity and Inclusion

Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.

We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.


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