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Ward Manager - Female Acute Inpatient Ward

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen within The Bolton Inpatient Unit for a Ward Manager of a Female Acute Ward.

The role will involve managing a busy 20 bedded ward, for female service users experiencing acute mental illness, crisis presentations, complex and challenging mental health problems.

We are looking for a professional confident Ward Manager to join us, who can lead, inspire and oversee the delivery of safe and effective care. The post holder will need to be enthusiastic and motivated to work in a busy environment with a high admission and discharge rate.

The post holder will need to be resilient, experienced in managing risk associated with a variety of mental health problems and demonstrate a passion for service improvement.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide effective leadership and operational management to the ward ensuring the provision of high quality nursing care to all service users on the ward / department over a 24 hour period.

To promote and maintain excellence in nursing practice. To be responsible for leading the work of the care team and the co-ordination of effective utilization and resources within the defined area.

The post holder will be accountable to service users / patients, and operate within the Trust's framework of policies and guidelines.

To support the Matron with the management of the clinical area.

This role includes participation in the local on call manager rota covering out of hours periods overnight, at weekends and bank holidays.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400 members of staff, who deliver services from more than 160 locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford, Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities



  • To lead and promote excellence in nursing practice.
  • To ensure the clinical care is client centered, evidence based including gathering findings of clinical audits, and to co-ordinate the care teams activities on a daily basis.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary reviews of care plans.
  • Provide leadership, support and advice for others in the care of clients and their carers.
  • To take a major role in the promotion of Clinical and Social governance arrangements in the clinical area.

Managerial & Development
  • To manage resources and respond appropriately to the operational demands service-wide as required.
  • To manage the nursing work force and be aware of manpower implications.
  • Ensure compliance to all Trusts quality statements, policies and procedures, for example, Risk Management, Health & Safety, undertaking initial investigation of and furnishing reports of complaints. Reporting on the difficulties in the maintenance of any policies and procedures to the Clinical Manager.
  • To manage in the recruitment, selection and induction of staff, and to manage attendance in line with the Trusts policies and procedures.
  • Managing and to participate in, the agreed appraisal system including development of junior staff through Preceptorship, Mentorship and Line management supervision.
  • Managing and to participate in, the identification and planning of training needs of self and others. Take part in the delivery of relevant educational programmes, research and new practice developments. Lead and promote a stimulating learning environment including acquisition of new training qualifications for self and others through the use of agreed development plans.
  • Ensure that key performance indicators such as quality targets, PLACE, annual infection prevention audits, CQUINS, nursing strategy requirements are developed, implemented and achieved.
  • To manage the principles of the Equal Opportunities, Investors In People Charter Mark within the clinical area.
  • To lead in the identification, support and facilitation of projects and development strategies for the multi-disciplinary team within the clinical area.
  • To champion the principles of management of change and exercise leadership in a pro-active manner.
  • To participate and ensure the attendance of the care team in PMVA training, and to lead the management of violence and aggression.
  • To maintain the effective use of electronic clinical data system (PARIS) and to provide all necessary statistical information when required.
  • To deputize for the Matron in his/her absence.
  • To lead and develop effective systems to ensure carers are involved in the care of their relative.
  • To lead in ensure that adult and child safeguarding procedures are followed.
  • To ensure incidents are recorded appropriately using the trust incident recording system (Datix).
  • To undertake post incident reviews when incidents occur within this service.
  • To undertake investigation/complaints and ensure reports are written within the specified timeframe.
  • To monitor ward/area budget as per Standing Financial instructions
  • Maintain ward stocks and equipment in accordance with Trust procedures.
  • Deal with monitor and audit patients monies and property in accordance with Trust policy.


  • Ensure all nursing practice is in accordance with the NMCs Code of Professional Conduct and all other relevant advisory documents.
  • Promote the Mental Health Act and its Code of Practice. Ensure total compliance with the Acts requirements.
  • To maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • To undertake internal rotation and take part in the local (bronze) on-call manager rota.
  • To work within all the Trusts policies and procedures.
  • To undertake any duties that are realistic to the role of a ward manager.

Service Improvement
  • To understand the ethos of change management and use a number of feedback systems such as service user forums, staff meetings, Carers, Trust and directorate feedback to inform change initiatives.
  • To understand the importance of implementing change in an inclusive way.
  • To contribute to Trust and Directorate initiatives and drive forward and implement locally
  • Have an awareness of any requirements needed to make changes in own practice and offer suggestions for improving services.

Health and Safety

All employees have a duty to take reasonable care to avoid injury to themselves or to others and to co-operate with the Trust in meeting its statutory requirements.


All information relating to patients and staff gained through your employment with this Trust is confidential. Disclosure to any unauthorized person is a serious disciplinary offence.

Policies and procedures

To be conversant with and adhere to the policies and procedures of the Trust

Trust Mandatory On-going Requirements - to be met by the candidate after commencing in post, these will not be assessed at the recruitment stage

To undertake any other reasonable duty, when requested to do so by an appropriate Trust manager.

To understand and comply with all Trust policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines.

To understand the Trusts Strategic Goals and how you can support them.

To understand the need to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and adhere to all principles in effective safeguarding.

To carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with Equal Opportunities, Equality and Diversity and dignity in care/work policies and principles

To avoid unlawful discriminatory behaviour and actions when dealing with the colleagues, services users, members of the public and all stakeholders.

To access only information, where paper, electronic, or, in another media, which is authorised to you as part of the duties of your role.

Not to communicate to anyone or inside or outside the NHS, information relating to patients, services users, staff, contractors or any information of a commercially sensitive nature, unless done in the normal course of carrying out the duties of the post and with appropriate permission.

To maintain high standards of quality in corporate and clinical record keeping ensuring information is always recorded accurately, appropriately and kept up to date.

To ensure their day to day activities embrace sustainability and reduce the impact upon the environment by minimising waste and maximising recycling; saving energy; minimising water usage and reporting electrical faults, water leakages or other environmental concerns to the facilities department or their line manager.

Take reasonable care of the health and safety of yourself and other persons

To contribute to the control of risk and to report any incident, accident or near miss

To protect service users, visitors and employees against the risk of acquiring health care associated infections.

To take responsibility for your own learning and development by recognising and taking advantage of all opportunities to learn in line with appraisal and supervision.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse
  • Management Qualification
Experience Essential
  • Inpatient experience
  • Leadership experience
  • Acute ward experience

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