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Deputy Ward Manager

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£37,152 to £43,994 a year Per annum inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and highly motivated nurse who is; committed, caring, compassionate, have good leadership and problem solving skills, excellent communication skills, the ability to work as part of the multi-disciplinary team and a positive attitude to service developments and quality improvement .We deliver high quality care with the patient/family needs at its core. The deputy ward managers provide clinical leadership and undertake delegated responsibilities for the department in the absence of the Ward Manager. Your professional development will be encouraged and supported.

You will carry out the Duty Nurse role or Bleep holder providing senior nursing leadership for the site out of hours. To oversee the management of referrals, admissions and discharges in the role of the Duty Nurse or Bleep holder.As a deputy ward manager, you will support the Ward Manager in ensuring the environment is managed safely and effectively over a 24-hour period and to maintain the delivery of high standard of care to Service Users. You will be provided and provide support, supervision and education for colleagues, other professionals and students within the team and the trust. In addition, you will support the Ward Manager in developing the team and acting up as when required.

Main duties of the job

  • To support the Ward Manager in providing clinical advice, expertise and leadership to all Ward Staff.
  • To take a key role in ensuring Service Users' care plans are developed to meet the assessed needs of the individual. To monitor the care plans developed for Service Users, where necessary to supervise and train others to carry out and deliver planned care.
  • To ensure a seamless approach by liaising with other professionals as required.
  • To liaise appropriately with family members, Carers and significant others with regards to the assessment of Service Users. To refer to the service manager as necessary. To support the Ward Manager in addressing and resolving concerns by Service Users and Carers sensitively and promptly.
  • To assist the Ward Manager monitor and work with the ward team to ensure that Service User risk is assessed and managed appropriately, and that risk management plans are of a high standard.
  • To direct and supervise ward staff, in order to ensure delivery of a high standard of care to Service Users.
  • To assist the Ward Manager in identified clinical audit projects and setting standards for care based on sound research findings. Ensure that the ward team maintains standards. Assist the ward manager/ service manager in the implementation of change arising from new findings.
  • To co-ordinate the systematic monitoring and evaluation of Service Users and ward environment.

  • About us

    Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust provides local, regional and national award-winning healthcare services. We have more than 3.300 staff working out of 20 main sites serving a population of 1.2 million people. We provide community health services and mental health services for young people, adults and older people. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.

    We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion; one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and well being, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored. Our employees are the reason for delivering Good CQC ratings, excellent outcomes and outstanding patient experiences, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where you can thrive and succeed.

    Job description Job responsibilities

    Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification by clicking on the link attached.

    Person Specification EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS Essential
    • Registered Mental Health Nurse.
    • Continuing professional development e.g. ENB 998 / Mentorship in Practice.
    • Experience as a charge Nurse or Deputy Ward Manager in the Mental Health Setting.

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