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Deputy Ward Manager

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per annum including Outer London Allowance
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will work closely with and deputise for the ward manager in their absence. Be an active member of the multi-disciplinary team, supervise, teach andinstruct junior and Nursing Assistant/Activity Co-ordinators/STR Workers in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care.Working independently, the post holder will be responsible for developing and coordinating the individual's assessment and subsequent care plan as agreed with the multi-disciplinary team.The post holder will adhere to Trust policies, data protection and Health and Safety.

Main duties of the job

  • To participate as an effective member of the MDT and be responsible for the development and implementation of a patient centred approach to care: assessing, developing, implementing and evaluating the care needs of patients and their carers.
  • To interpret the significance of clinical observations, act upon them and communicate information to other multi-disciplinary team members after making the necessary clinical judgements and in line with clinical protocols.
  • To determine nursing priorities and plan patient care accordingly including full risk assessment, inform the Ward manager when changes in circumstances may affect standards of care.
  • To meet the physical, psychological, social and cultural needs of the individual and their family, using research based knowledge and skills to maintain the individual's identity.
  • To recognise the needs of the family/carers, ensuring their involvement in care where appropriate whilst offering support and education with empathy.
  • To ensure that measurable high standards of nursing care are maintained and participate in the setting and review of standards and nursing audits and in supporting staff in delivering and achieving high standards of nursing care

About us

EHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care.

BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS) which delivers MH care across some of the prisons and provides MH services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury. We are rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. We have also been appointed as the lead provider of forensic mental health services across North London managing the devolved New Models of care budget of �170m from 2018/19. We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Please refer to the attached Job description and Person Specification for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • 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.



  • Evidence of experience of working with people with mental health illness in a variety of health care settings.
  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and nonverbally
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Nursing intervention


  • Proven experience of leadership and management.
  • Ability to assist in the process of standard setting and audit.

Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust


Chase Farm Hospital



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