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Deputy Ward Manager

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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About the team: Our adult mental health inpatient ward 3-3-3 model is an innovative redesign of acute mental health inpatient care. Time-limited inpatient pathways for assessment (#3 days), treatment (#3 weeks), and recovery (#3 months) replace traditional acute wards. Mulberry 1 is our 13-bed assessment unit in Fulbourn and our focus is on providing care which is structured, planned and meaningful in an environment which allows patients to be supported by a range of staff whose main goal is to empower and involve patients and their loved ones in care.

Benefits: We offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service. At CPFT we understand the need for our staff to have a healthy work-life balance and our aim is to provide you with a supportive and inclusive environment in which you can thrive. We are committed to providing high-quality, safe, and effective care within services where staff wellbeing is a priority.

We offer great development potential and career structures which allow our staff to develop professionally if desired and as a CPFT employee you will be part of one of the top three NHS trusts in the country for mental health research, with access to a diversity of roles available,geographically across the services we provide in mental ill health and learning disability.

Main duties of the job

About the role: The ideal candidate will have a commitment to teamwork, a sense of accountability, plus an ability to work under pressure. The post holder will 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. You will be responsible for leading on the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care on shifts, and will have a good level of knowledge of local, national policies and legislation which govern current service provision.

The post holder will be responsible for identifying and contributing to the training needs of junior registered and unregistered staff and ensure that issues of equality, diversity and rights are dealt with in accordance with good practice and legislation. You will ensure that effective communication pathways exist, and act within your sphere of responsibility, leading the night shift in the absence of the Clinical Nurse Specialist, Ward Manager or the designated deputy.

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 planning within the clinical area.

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 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, taking into account 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 inaccordance with all medicine policies and ensure compliance is maintained.

To respect and value the different therapeutic approaches within the multidisciplinary team but ensure that the agreed philosophy approach is adopted and followed.

To demonstrate care and compassion in your work.

To be responsible for maintaining and conducting oneself in a professional manner towards service users, carers, colleagues and other agencies, at all times.

Person Specification Education & Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse Mental Health (RNMH) or other specialism relating to post such as Registered Nurse Learning Disability (RNLD) or Registered Nurse Children's (RNC)
  • NMC registration Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Mentor qualification / ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Post graduate qualification related to ward specialism Additional qualification for specialism
Experience Essential
  • Experience of inpatient services and working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Basic training in the Mental Capacity Act
  • Experience of providing mentorship
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of dealing with service users with complex mental health needs
  • Previous experience of undertaking Continuing Care Assessments
  • Experience of developing service user and carer involvement
  • Experience relating to ward specialism
  • Lived experience of mental health needs
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Effective communication skills both verbally and written, including IT literacy (MS Office).
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as a role model, empowering and motivating other team members
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with staff across a wide range of professional and managerial groups
  • Able to offer in-service training to junior colleagues Enthusiastic and has the ability to participate in full rotational shifts
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision Shows appropriate professional and personal boundaries
  • Ability to carry out physical interventions
  • Ability to use own initiative, to enable contribution to a multi-disciplinary team approach
  • Ability to advocate for the service users and colleagues that your supporting
  • Ability to calmly manage complex and stressful situations, prioritising own work and the work of others Good assertiveness skills
  • Decision making, delegation and problem solving skills
  • Ability to present complex information to various audiences
Knowledge & Understanding Essential
  • Thorough understanding of care planning and the Care Programme Approach
  • Knowledge of physical healthcare needs Commitment to and understanding of evidence based practice
  • Awareness of safeguarding issues and responsibilities under relevant legislation
  • Understanding of the legislation relating to care including - Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Act, Children's Act, Equality Act 2010, Health and Safety Act and the Data Protection Act
  • Knowledge of NICE guidance
  • Basic understanding of needs of service users
  • Positive Behavioural Plans
Physical Requirements Essential
  • Physically able to undertake a demanding role safely, as and when required
Other Essential
  • Willingness to follow instruction but also able to question and challenge
  • To continue your professional development and participate in annual appraisal and the performance management process
  • Interest in enhancing service user engagement
  • Demonstrates an interest in working with this patient group

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