For those in our care, spending time on our mental health units can have a huge impact on their recovery and lives, for our staff, it is a career-changing experience with fantastic development opportunities.
If you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of an organisation that will help you to develop and achieve your goals in an environment where staff wellbeing matters, then we want to hear from you. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and skilled Band 6 Deputy Ward Manager to join our 6 bedded male PICU.
Main duties of the job
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, 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.
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.
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)
- Post graduate qualification related to ward specialism
- Experience of providing mentorship
- Experience of dealing with service users with complex mental health needs
- Experience of inpatient services and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
- 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
Skills and Abilities Essential
- Ability to present complex skills both verbally and written, including IT literacy (MS Office).
- Able to offer in -service training to junior colleagues
- Ability to carry out physical interventions (certain posts only)
- Decision making, delegation and problem solving skills
Knowledge and Understanding Essential
- Thorough understanding of care planning and the Care Programme Approach (where appropriate)
- Knowledge of physical healthcare needs
- Awareness of safeguarding issues and responsibilities under relevant legislation
Physical Requirements Essential
- Physically able to undertake a demanding role safely, as and when required
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