This position is a 12 month fixed term position to cover maternity leave starting in July 2022
- Are you someone looking for a career in one of the UK's most respected mental health and learning disability trusts?
- Would you like to be part of a dedicated team committed to making a difference to people’s lives to enjoy a better future?
We are seeking a compassionate and psychologically minded RMN to apply for the position of Deputy Ward Manager at Jasmine Lodge, mother & baby unit.
Jasmine Lodge is an 8 bedded, purpose build Mother & Baby unit. We are a national service and we are commissioned by NHS England.
The environment can be challenging and complex, supporting mentally unwell mothers to provide care and maintain a bond with their baby whilst being supported by the team that you will be leading.
Devon Partnership NHS Trust is growing as we establish ourselves us as one of the leading providers of mental health services in the country.
Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will make a difference to people’s lives from the moment you start.
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum pro rata (Band 6)
The successful candidate will uphold their professional standards and act as a positive role model to the wider MBU team. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to lead and positively influence the team by promoting reflection and identifying the needs of others.
To be a Deputy Ward Manager means that you will have a sound working knowledge of the Mental Health Act and relevant legislation to support and safeguard the children and women in our care. As part of this role you will be expected to enable an environment where junior staff can learn and develop by coaching the team.
The successful post holder will take on the specific duties carried out by the current post holder, this includes leading on physical health, medicines optimisation, local audits and leading on ensuring there is a robust therapeutic timetable in place. In addition to this you will have an active role with rota management, building and maintaining the rota in a timely way to meet the flexible changes of Jasmine Lodge's staffing levels.
You will be expected to attend meetings where the Ward Manager is unable to and represent the ward in a professional way.
You will be expected to take a clinical lead role with infection prevention control, safeguarding, therapeutic activities and audit and policy, leading on this to ensure that the ward is meeting CQC and safety and Quality standards.
If you would like to discuss the role further please do not hesitate to contact us on 01392 539100.
Attached document: Perinatal CCQI standards, Mother & baby unit induction booklet.
Your base will be Jasmine Lodge in Exeter, however under the current COVID-19 conditions this may be subject to alternative arrangements/change for example home working. Please be assured that any alternatives will be discussed fully with you and the organisation. Please ask the appointing manager if you have any questions.
Devon Partnership Trust Perinatal Service is a well-established one & nationally awarded (Positive Practice in Mental Health - Community Perinatal Team 2016 winner). We have close working partnerships with our local Maternity Departments, Exeter University, Plymouth University & a well-respected Research Department.
We will provide on-going supervision & practice development which will be integral to developing a suite of skills in the field of perinatal mental health. We are an aspirational service & actively encourage innovation, joining the Mother & Baby Unit at the beginning will be a once in a lifetime chance to really drive for a service of excellence with women, babies & families at the centre of all we do.
Our offer to you
We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.
In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.
Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:
- Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
- 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service withtheNHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
- Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training
- Generous NHS pension scheme
- Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
- Health service discounts and online benefits
- Incremental pay progression
- Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
- Access to our staff networks
- Health and wellbeing opportunities
- Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
- Structured learning and development opportunities.
Devon offers beautiful coastal and countryside locations with a wide range of social & leisure opportunities. This ranges from some of the best beaches in the Country, The Moors, Canals and rivers all of which can be accessed easily via foot, car, bike or boat.
Great place to work. Great place to live
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