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Deputy Nurse Manager

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Deputy Nurse Manager to join the Specialist Children's Short Break Team at Dragon Square.

The service provides overnight short breaks for children and young people with severe learning disabilities and other associated complex needs such as behaviours of concern and complex health needs.

The role involves leading and working with a team of Registered nurses and Health Care Support workers in conjunction with the wider multi-agency team such as school, social workers, consultants, specialist nurses, community nurses and parents/carers to meet the needs of the children and young people and achieve positive outcomes for them, as well as supporting families and minimising the risk of family breakdown.

The team support the children and young people to meet their personal hygiene needs, diet and nutrition, communication, religious, cultural needs, health and wellbeing as well as social, sensory needs and developing daily living skills and independence. There are lots of opportunities to support the children to have fun when they are on a short break.

If you feel you are compassionate and have a positive outlook and lots of motivation please apply.

The service is registered with Ofsted and is rated Good. North Staffs Combined Healthcare Trust is rated outstanding by CQC.

Main duties of the job

To act at all times in accordance with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Professional Conduct.

To perform all aspects of the role in accordance with Trust policies and other national bodies.

To participate in the assessment of care needs and the development implementation and evaluation of individual care plans.

To provide specialist advice to other members of staff and act as a role model.

To take responsibility for setting, maintaining and evaluating standards of care throughout the 24 hour period.

To liaise with all members of the multi-disciplinary team and outside agencies in the implementation of child/young person's care.

To ensure that care activities are research based and in keeping with changes in the field of activity.

To contribute to the development of ideas and innovative practice.

To initiate and participate in departmental audit as requested by the Service Manager or Matron.

About us

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it. To excel you will be an enthusiastic, caring and compassionate registered professional who is looking to work within a Trust that is ambitious to perform well and has been told by the Care Quality Commission that it is the fastest improving Mental Health Trust in the Country. Whether you are about to qualify, newly qualified or an experienced practitioner, we want to meet you and discuss the possibility of you joining this great Team.

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To take charge of the unit on a regular basis.

Ensure resources are used effectively and efficiently and inform the Service Manager of resource difficulties and actions taken to resolve any problems.

Ensure that the environment and equipment are in good order report any deficiencies whilst building effective relationships with support service staff and with estates management.

To participate in the performance review of staff which will include annual appraisal and individual personal development plans to monitor staff performance against objectives set with them (i.e. nurses and healthcare support workers).

To assist with the monitoring and reviewing of sickness and absence levels in the clinical area in accordance with the trusts sickness policy.

Management of the nursing / clinical staff as a team, dealing with internal conflict, arranging de-brief when necessary, ensuring that staff have access to formal clinical supervision and that the clinical routine allows for this. Ensuring that structures that support team working are established, maintained and effectively utilised, this includes staff meetings and communication systems. Provide opportunities for staff to be involved in forward planning for the clinical area, and the wider service, facilitate individuals being able to access relevant meetings and forums outside the clinical area. As and when necessary plan and organise time outside the day-to-day clinical duties for the purposes of planning future developments.

Person Specification



  • RNLD (RNMH) with Post Registration experience at a senior level (either management or clinical). Evidence of continued professional development



  • Substantial experience as a band 5 nurse. Evidence of clinical development

Employer details

Employer name

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust


Dragon Square



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