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Ward Manager

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
22 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a experienced nurse to become ward manager of Birch Ward at The redwoods Centre in Shrewsbury. Birch Ward is a 16 bedded mixed sex Acute Mental Health Inpatient ward.

The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and provide Leadership and be a role model to the team. They will provide quality evidence based nursing advice, support and care for patients with mental health needs and their carers within a multidisciplinary setting.

They will carry overall continuing responsibility for the management and leadership of the ward including administration and the overall co-ordination, assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care and the setting and auditing of standards of care.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will undertake assessments of individuals with complex mental health presentations, including those patients presenting with higher levels of risk. Develop in collaboration with the patient their care plan and their recovery plan. Offer specialist nursing assessment and advice where required. Take the lead in delivering therapeutic group work programmes as required.

Administer medication, complying with relevant Trust procedures and NMC Guidance. Ensure the safe custody of all patients as determined by the clinical team. This includes the supervision of patients within the hospital, grounds and the community, as required.

Provide clinical and managerial leadership on the ward. Assess and manage ongoing risks as identified during assessment, ensuring that this is done in collaboration with patients and carers. Regularly review risk factors and make changes to the management of them as necessary.

Continuing responsibility for the effective functioning of the clinical environment including resource management and ensuring safe staffing levels on a shift by shift basis. Overall responsibility for setting clinical and educational standards and monitoring and maintaining these standards.

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

We pride ourselves on the services provided to support with the well-being of all of our employees both physically and mentally and offer counselling support and lifestyle information. Opportunities for flexible working are also available depending on the role.

We encourage career development provided by in house training programs and coaching support.

As part of our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we welcome applications from candidates who meet the specific criteria, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical and/or mental disability or offending background.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

We offer 'Golden Hello' payments which is a 10% bonus of your annual salary (paid 50% at the end of month 1 and the other 50% at the end of month 12).

Relocation packages are also available as required.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Overall responsibility for setting clinical and educational standards and monitoring and maintaining these standards. Regularly undertake audits of clinical activity and standards and develop plans of action to address any improvements required. Participate in the on-site site Manager rota providing out of hours senior managerial / clinical advice, guidance and support on site. To be the first point of contact for fire, medical and psychiatric emergencies and coordinate Section 136 assessments as required.

The post holder will be required to work within the NMC Code of Practice and professional guidelines. Maintain an up-to-date level of professional competence within the specific environment. Attend meetings, multi-disciplinary ward rounds and case conferences as necessary and present information relating to patients or the service as necessary.

Line management responsibility for the ward on a 24 hour basis ensuring appropriate levels of staffing, allocating duties to the ward team and effective rota management. Responsible for the recruitment, performance management and development of staff within the ward team and for implementing staff management policies as necessary, e.g. sickness absence, grievance, harassment and bullying, disciplinary.

Provide clinical and managerial supervision to staff nurses and trainees and maintain accurate and up to date records in line with Trust policy. Carry out appraisals for staff on an annual basis and develop an annual training and development plan for the ward team. Responsible for effective budgetary management in line with Standing Financial Instructions.

Person Specification

NMC registration


  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council



  • Leadership Qualification



  • Mentorship/ Practice Assessor Qualification

Quality Improvement


  • Quality Improvement Qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Birch Ward Redwoods Centre



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