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Deputy Ward Manager - New Hire Bonus

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The permanent posts are eligible for a �3000 New Hire Bonus. An initial payment of �1000 will be paid in the first 1 month and a final payment of �2000 will be paid 1 year after your start date. This will be pro-rata for part-time posts. Internal applicants are not eligible to receive this bonus. Please see attached New Hire Bonus Terms & Conditions

Are you ready for a new challenge? Would you like to develop your current skills within CAMHS ED services?

The Phoenix would like to offer the opportunity to develop both clinical and managerial skills as a deputy ward manager. Applicants should ideally have post graduate experience.

The Phoenix Centre provides specialist treatment for young people aged between 13-18, with complex eating disorders. We offer 12 inpatient beds including a high dependency room and are at Ida Darwin.

We view eating disorders, particularly anorexia nervosa as chronic illnesses. While recovery is usual, we know this tends to take a long time. We therefore see the goal of treatment at the Phoenix Centre as helping young people improve the degree to which they can control their illness, rather than be controlled by it. This allows for more normal family, social and educational experiences and reduces the risk of young people being lost to mainstream life.

Main duties of the job

The poster holder will assist the Ward Manager / CNS in the provision of clinical leadership and to be a clinical role model to the 24-hour inpatient team. Acting on behalf of and to deputise, as directed by the Ward Manager/CNS in their absence and provide quality evidence based nursing advice, support and care for service users with mental and physical health needs and to their carers within a multidisciplinary setting.

Working in conjunction with the Ward Manager / CNS to set, maintain and audit clinical standards in adherence to local and national priorities. The post holder will be responsible for overseeing the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care within agreed parameters, and have a working knowledge of local, national policies and legislation which govern current service provision.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To be responsible for supervising the role of the named nurses in relation to care and to take the clinical lead on care teams.
  • To be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the evidence-based care required, including health promotion for a named service user/group ensuring it meets Trust timescales.
  • To participate in the setting of quality standards, including the monitoring and planning I the clinical area reviewing in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy. Utilising the data available such as learning from incidences and complaints.
  • To ensure the post holder understands and meets their professional role and responsibilities under the Care Programme Approach.
  • To ensure that the requirements of the Mental Health Act 2007 are observed, adhered to and implemented.
  • To be responsible for the promotion of carer and service user involvement within the service and for its provision. To encourage recovery, discovery and independence, considering risk assessment and management.
  • To be responsible for establishing therapeutic relationships with service users, and the implementation of evidence based therapeutic interventions with appropriate boundaries in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Councils professional code of conduct.
  • To ensure the provision of social/therapeutic activities for service users
  • To be responsible for the safe custody and administration of medicines in accordance with all medicine policies and ensure compliance is maintained.
  • To respect and value the different therapeutic approaches within the multi-disciplinary team but ensure that the agreed philosophy approach is adopted and followed.

  • Person Specification

    Education / Qualifications


    • Current NMC registration (RGN or RCN)
    • Evidence of continuing professional development.
    • To have completed appropriate trauma informed Child and Adolescent training (or be committed to complete on employment).


    • Clinical supervision qualification.
    • Specific training in either family work or psychological approaches to helping young people.
    • Knowledge of specific needs and risk for children in care and related conditions.



    • Experience of working with vulnerable children and their families.
    • Experience of working with young people with complex health needs.
    • Relevant experience of working with vulnerable children and young people.


    • Previous experience of working in a CAMHS or other child and adolescent community or inpatient setting which may be relevant to the post.

    Knowledge & Skills


    • Experience of delivering group work.
    • Assessing, formulating and working with children and young people, their families and professional network.
    • Communicating (oral and written) complex/highly technical and clinically sensitive information to clients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS.


    • Experience delivering training.
    • Experience of complex care coordination with multiagency partners.

    Personal Qualities


    • Motivated, reliable and committed to team working.
    • Flexible approach to engage young people.
    • Embrace opportunity to work with national community resources, 3rd sector and other partners.
    • Values opinions of others.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


    The Phoenix Centre

    Ida Darwin Hospital


    CB21 5EE

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