Bed Manager

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Bulwell Nottingham
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to join a growing team of bed managers working within the urgent care pathway at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust? Investment is in place to develop the bed management role to better support the demands for inpatient beds, providing Band 6 Clinical support and decision making to support Band 3 bed coordinators .

You will be working a 24/7 shift pattern based at Highbury Hospital in Nottingham , managing the flow of admissions to the Trust Adult Mental Health and subcontracted beds .

This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Main duties of the job

You will be managing all requests for inpatient beds , coordinating admissions, and supporting the clinical prioritization of requests for inpatient beds ensuring daily bed list is kept up to date.

You will be expected to present live, accurate information regarding bed capacity and demand to senior managers in the Daily Demand Meeting .

The role demands good sound clinical knowledge and understanding of AMH services, particularly CRHT Teams and acute inpatient care.

In this role you will need excellent communication skills and demonstrate that you can liaise with all professionals from a variety of disciplines.

Keeping accurate records is a key element of this role .

You will work with colleagues to accurately record data jointly working with the performance team in regular auditing of bed management forms to ensure correct data flow.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the Trust Values, they will in turn be supported via regular supervision and appraisal.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

This role requires an individual with relevant clinical experience and specialist knowledge in the management of risk.You will be conversant with all policies relating to bed management / patient flow and be aware of monitoring systems that are in place and actions to be taken as necessary.You will provide a comprehensive multi disciplinary approach of care, rapidly responding to people requiring admission to acute mental health care inpatient services in Nottinghamshire.You will support the Team manager in service development which includes ensuring strong links with the inpatient wards, DPM , RRLP & Mental health Liaison and social care.

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification in Mental Health Nursing or Occupational Therapy, at Diploma or degree level
  • Maintains registration with the NMC
  • Evidence of learning and development post qualification



  • Relevant post registration experience in adult mental health.
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary working
  • Experience of working in acute mental health care.
  • Competency in completing comprehensive mental health assessments and assessment of risk
  • Understanding of responsibilities in relation to the mental health act, mental capacity act, CPA, and safeguarding


  • Experience of working in a community based, mental health team
  • Leadership Skills



  • Competency in completing comprehensive mental health assessments
  • Current knowledge and understanding of acute mental health needs and an ability to demonstrate clinical competence
  • Able to clearly evidence knowledge of effective assessment risk and of risk management



  • Commitment to engaging in and offering clinical supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to analyse and present complex information to professional colleagues
  • Caseload Management
  • Commitment to organise and participate in Professional appraisal reviews


  • Psycho-social Interventions
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Highbury Hospital

Highbury Road

Bulwell Nottingham


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