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Ward Manager

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2022

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Senior Manager
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for a Ward Manager to manage our CAMHS General Adolescent inpatient unit - Orion

Inspire consists of Orion which has 9 General adolescent beds (including a High Dependency Area) and Nova a 4 Psychiatric intensive care beds, both deliver a progressive and innovative service model from a newly built state of the art building. The service has recently received two national Design in Mental Health Awards for Project of the year - New Build 2021 and Clinical Team 2021.

Each unit has a dedicated Ward Manager and nursing team with a wider MDT team that supports both units.

Inspire delivers inpatient care working in partnership with the local community as well as being part of a wider network of agencies supporting the mental health and emotional well-being needs of young people and families. The service is working towards providing a whole system trauma informed approach with the focus being on the desire to build upon individual and community strengths, wherever possible, and ensures that young people and their families are active decision makers in the process of choosing what will work for them.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be part of senior Leadership Team working closely with the Ward Manager for Nova the CAMHS PICU Unit, Modern Matron, Consultant Psychologist and Consultant Psychiatrists for both units to continue to develop the service.

You will lead a Nursing team supported by four Band 6 Nurses. You will have excellent communication / time management skills. You will be invested in working alongside young people and to advocate for them to ensure they remain the managers of their own care. You will be lead on the delivery of a high standard of care as part of a supportive multidisciplinary team, caring for young people with a wide range of needs. The services model is working towards the team intervening with a young person within a social and developmental context, creating a systemic change which leads to effective and sustainable outcomes.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale and Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of our patients and service users.

You will join our team of over 2,800 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives every day. We're extremely proud of our Trust community and we know you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development to ensure the delivery of high quality, person-centred and compassionate care to patients. We value our staff and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills and competencies to deliver outstanding care.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Knowledge Essential
  • oFull understanding of relevant policy, legislation, drivers and their application to clinical and service area, e.g. (put in key relevant legislation to nursing and service area here)
  • oFull understanding/application of relevant clinical practice/standards/audit within identified clinical area (put in key relevant clinical examples here
  • oBasic IT skills
  • oAdvanced/expert understanding of relevant clinical practice, standards and protocols within identified clinical area.
  • oEvidence of undertaking audits/surveys
  • oMember of specialist interest group/network, regionally or nationally
  • oGood working knowledge of relevant IT systems to own area of work
Experience Essential
  • oEvidence of sound post-registration professional practice
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a CAMHS Inpatient environment in a managerial capacity
  • oEvidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the clinical area to advanced level e.g. Masters/post-graduate diploma and equivalent knowledge /experiential learning
  • oEvidence of advanced practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development
  • oEvidence of promoting/supporting active user/carer involvement/participation
  • oLeadership/management experience which has had a positive impact and created change within the service delivery/practice
  • oProfessional networking regionally and nationally
  • oBe able to effectively Chair meetings
  • oA breadth of clinical practice including clinically specialising in the field where the post is held
  • oProven leadership/management experience, able to demonstrate examples of positive impact/change within service delivery/practice at an advanced/expert level
  • oAbility to work across team/organisational boundaries developing and maintaining multi-professional and multi-agency partnerships
  • oExperience of developing others through education, mentorship, coaching, teaching, assessing, presentations, publishing
Qualifications Essential
  • oCurrent registration (put in relevant professional registration)
  • oEducated to Masters Level (put in relevant qualification here) or Masters level/Post Graduate modules (put in relevant qualifications here) plus relevant knowledge/ experience (describe key experience required here)
  • oBe on the live register of mentors if required for the service area
  • oPrepared to undertake or hold a recognised non-medical prescribing qualification, if required
  • oLeadership/Management qualification (put in relevant qualifications here) or short courses/modules plus significant experience of managing people, teams, service delivery
  • oSuccessful completion of non medical prescribing course if required
  • oTeaching qualification
  • oAdvanced/expert clinical qualification
  • oPrepared to undertake or hold an accredited leadership qualification
Personal Attributes Essential
  • oEffective inter-personal skills and experience in supervising and mentoring and teaching
  • oAble to demonstrate effective communication skills
  • oGood time management skills
  • oWork within the culture of improving working lives and working time directive
  • oAbility to lead/motivate staff to embrace change
  • oAbility to demonstrate ethical values and attitudes within a culture of equality and diversity
  • oAble to demonstrate effective communication skills at all levels i.e. strategically and locally
  • oBe able to demonstrate leadership/management skills at an advanced level

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