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Ward Manager - Moorside Ward Rochdale

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Negotiable per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Moorside Ward is an 18 bedded unit that is based in the John Elliot Unit on the site of Birch Hill Hospital in Rochdale.

We are an admissions ward that cares for female adults of working age that are experiencing acute episodes of mental illness. We are passionate advocates of the recovery model and we believe everybody has the right to excellent care.

We are looking for a registered mental health nurse who is both an excellent nurse, clinician, and leader. You may already be a senior nurse working at band 7 or you may be a clinical lead working at a band 6 who is ready for the next step in your career. If you are looking for your next step or a move, you will be fully supported in your new role.

You will manage the ward and it's resources, taking appropriate action to ensure that standards of care are continually exceptional and that staff receive timely clinical supervision, appraisal, and complete mandatory training.

This is an opportunity to develop your operational leadership skills and to take a lead role in providing clinical excellence within the ward environment through working collaboratively with the service manager, the single ward consultant, and the wider multi-disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

The ward manager is responsible for the management of the clinical environment to ensure that the units provide a high quality service to the service users in their care.

Key Responsibilities of the Post:
  • To be responsible for the recruitment, deployment and management of staff.
  • To ensure staff undertakes specialist assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care needs of service users in their care
  • To lead and be responsible for the clinical management of the ward with service users, who may present with complex behaviours that challenge services
  • To allocate and support individuals with delegated work and review progress as agreed. To co-ordinate and monitor the delivery of person-centered healthcare, using complex clinical decision making where appropriate
  • Leading the team, setting out the highest standards of care.
  • Being a positive role model for staff.
  • Creating a pleasant and productive working environment where there is a strong sense of identity in the team and shared goals.
  • Ensuring the ward is recovery-focused.

About us

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We're really proud of our#PennineCarePeopleand do everything we can to make sure we're a great place to work.

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post. We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually, or as a carer.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification to support your application for this post. Please refer to the essential criteria in the person specification which will highlight the skills, knowledge and experience you will need to demonstrate in your application, by way of example, to give yourself the best opportunity to be shortlisted.

Person Specification quals Essential
  • Registered Nurse with current registration or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Evidence of post graduate training and / or continuing professional development.
  • Leadership Course.
  • Mentorship Course.
  • Clinical Supervision Training.
exp Essential
  • Experience at Band 6.
  • Supervising and professionally developing junior staff.
  • Working within a Governance framework.
  • Clinical Leadership
  • Working with high-level policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Problem solving and complex decision making.
  • Working with HR issues and serious incident reviews
  • Teaching Experience.
  • Experience of implementing effective change management.
  • Experience of working directly with NHS England, contract reporting and engaging and delivering on CQUIN targets.
knowl Essential
  • To be a resource for knowledge in this specialist area of mental health nursing for staff, service users and their families.
  • nowledge and experience of the Mental Health Act, including Part III
  • Awareness of current standards and good practice guidance for LSU.
  • Clinical governance and the importance of this at a local level
  • Knowledge and experience of working with external agencies including MAPPA, SOMU
  • Experience of working with service users who have complex needs and significant index offences.
  • Implementation of local Clinical Governance objectives and evidence of improvements in practice due to audit findings
skills Essential
  • Ability to lead a staff steam through effective change, engaging and involving he nursing and wider multidisciplinary team
  • Ensuring effective line management is achieved and your staffs follow management processes
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • The application of the NMC code of conduct.
  • Well presented, confident, respectful, resourceful, and imaginative
  • The ability to engage staff in individual and group supervision
  • Evidence of an effective change management programme with your leadership skills.

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