Bed Manager job with Visa Sponsorship in UK

By | January 10, 2024

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 21 January 2024

Job summary

Bed ManagerBand 6 – Permanent37.5 hours per week

Are you outgoing, highly motivated and want to make a real difference to patient care and experience? If so, we want to hear from you! An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 nurse to join the Bed Management Team.

This is a challenging, varied role, where you will use your nursing, operational and organisational expertise to the full. You will also provide advice, support and information, ensuring efficient streamlining of a patients journey to facilitate “Right Patient, Right Bed”.

Main duties of the job

You will be required to provide the hospital with a single source of accurate and up to date information at all times on bed occupancy and Emergency Department waiting times.

The successful candidate will be part of a team providing site cover 7 days per week 24 hours per day. You must computer literate with an eye for detail and demonstrate excellent communication skills. It is essential to be able to work independently and as part of a team.

To be responsible for the efficient and effective utilisation of bed resources ensuring the safe clinical placement of patients across the hospital site..

To always act in a manner consistent with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct, carrying out his/her duties in accordance with Trust policies and procedures.

About us

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children.Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate:

  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+& Disabled people.

Benefits include; flexible working, 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays, sick pay, NHS Pension Scheme, free eye tests and health checks, gym discount, free bicycle loan scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, support with stress, bereavement, relationships, finance, and much more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To prioritise all admissions both planned and emergency to make best use of the beds available, maintaining effective and safe flow across the Trust
  • To inform medical teams and senior management when beds are unavailable for emergency admissions and offer advice on action to take. Follow bed escalation as per Admissions Policy.
  • To keep senior management informed if problems arise with bed availability by following the Trust Bed Escalation process and act on any advice given.
  • Liaise with Administrative and medical staff when requested planned admissions dates are not available, offering advice as necessary.
  • Work closely with the infection control team, informing them of any high risk patients admitted to the hospital, and to facilitate the movement of any newly diagnosed high risk inpatients within the hospital to the correct location.
  • To work at all times within the hospitals Operational Polices regarding bed management
  • To work with the ward teams to promote proactive discharge planning for all inpatients.
  • Arrange for patient transfer to other wards as outliers when there is an increased demand for beds which exceeds capacity in any speciality at any given time.
  • Manage the requests for inter hospital transfers and repatriations, working closely with medical teams to identify clinical priority.
  • Update bed management documentation to provide an accurate record of bed management activity and issues.
  • Take responsibility for the supervision of patients waiting for admission in the department, respond appropriately to changes in condition.
  • To ensure all patient awaiting admission are kept informed of any delays in bed availability.
  • Work collaboratively within the clinical areas to ensure admission and discharge procedures are adhered to.
  • Contribute to the achievement of Trust targets, whilst identifying service development priorities.
  • Participate in the implementation of Clinical Governance systems.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse relevant to specialty with current registration


  • Supervisor/assessor competencies



  • Previous experience of patient flow within an Hospital Environment
  • Proven experience of participation in practice development


  • Proven experience of management/staff supervision



  • Clinical expertise relevant to area of practice
  • Knowledge of resource management
  • Skilled clinical judgement
  • Expanded role skills relevant to area of practice
  • Knowledge of fundamental aspects of nursing: oEmergency Department quality standards oKnowledge of Infection Prevention standards
  • Managerial Skills: oAbility to work as a team oDemonstrate prioritisation skills oExcellent interpersonal skills oExcellent negotiation oHighly motivated

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

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