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Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan lane, Wigan WN1 2NN, Wigan
£37,570 - £43,772 / year
NHS Band 7/8A

Job Description

Work for the Best in the North West*

Would you like to be part of a multi award winning NHS Foundation Trust that is one of the best performing Trusts in the region?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to manage and lead the team of the Respiratory Ward on the Acute site at Royal Albert Edward infirmary

We are seeking to appoint a motivated, enthusiastic, experienced and caring individual who will lead the team on Ince Ward, putting the patient at the heart of all decisions and ensuring the smooth and effective running of the Respiratory ward.

Ince Ward is a 27 bedded male / female ward caring for Acute Respiratory patients and also those with long standing disease. It’s a busy environment working 24/7/365.
This post requires a dynamic and forward thinking leader, who will provide strong visible leadership for the team.

Dedicated to delivering a high standard of care you will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills as you will be working closely with GPs, Consultants, Doctors and multidisciplinary teams.

Specific knowledge and skills will be required to support and develop the nursing team in the care of patients requiring specialised respiratory care including intensive therapies, supporting the development of care for this patient group and provide a managerial lead for change in practice and development of services.

All candidates will be required to evidence their certificates to the interview panel.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information please contact:

Matron Julie Lucas

Tel: [Click here to apply]

About our Trust

WWL NHS FT are the proud providers of healthcare to the Wigan Borough. At WWL, we believe that ‘happy staff, means happy patients’. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to providing safe, effective care with dignity. Therefore we are seeking to recruit people who share WWL’s values and beliefs.

*Since 2014 our trust has been honoured to receive more than 25 local, regional and national prominent awards, including the prestigious HSJ Provider Trust of the Year Award.

Recruitment Information

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After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to WWL transferring your application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are successful, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.


Please note that positions at AFC band 8A or above may participate in an on-call rota, if the role is predominantly operational.

Continuity of Service

WWL has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. That means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority; giving you access to our service-related benefits.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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