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Deputy Clinical Nurse Manager

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Ruby lodge

As part of this unique provision we are seeking to appoint a motivated and enthusiastic band 6 RNLD/RMN, with experience and knowledge of people with a Learning Disability to join our Tier 4 CAMHS service on Ruby lodge.

Ruby Lodge is a seven bedded inpatient assessment ward for children and young people aged 8-17 who have a primary diagnosis of a Learning Disability and are also experiencing an associated Mental Health presentation.

As part of the leadership team on the lodge you will use your skills to help support the day to day running of the lodge, ensuring patient safety, and maintaining high standards of care.

The multidisciplinary team on the lodge consists of professionals from Psychiatry, Psychology, SaLT, Teaching and Social Work. On site there are a number of different professionals we can access on a needs led basis including Dieticians and Family, Drama and Art Therapy. We also have access to other services across the trust including visiting Paediatricians.

We are fully committed to multi-agency working across the country covering a national remit for assessment. We strive to provide high quality care for patients, families and stakeholders as well as providing clinical development for staff.

Main duties of the job

As a deputy lodge manager on Ruby you will
  • Take the lead as care coordinator for young people.
  • Engage in rota planning- ensuring safe staffing levels on the lodge.
  • Supervise RMN/RNLD and support workers in the team.
  • Provide Appraisal.
  • Engage with site wide initiatives such as reducing restrictive practice and Safewards.
  • Work collaboratively with the site to support development of best practice and reduce risk.
  • Provide signposting for staff wellbeing support.
  • Engage with external bodies for example QNIC and CQC.
  • Provide clinical support on shift to the nursing team.

About us

Sheffield Children's is one of three independent, specialist paediatric hospitals in the country, providing dedicated healthcare for children and young people across community, mental health and acute specialist settings.

We have three overarching aims that set the direction for the Trust in our vision to create a healthier future for children and young people.
  • Outstanding patient care
  • Brilliant place to work
  • Leader in children's health

Our commitment to rewarding colleagues is demonstrated through our brilliant reward and benefits offer including generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme and access to salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and lease cars.

We are committed to supporting colleagues from different heritages and lifestyles while at work. This is supported through the offer we have in place for flexible working and the three equality network groups we have in place. Colleagues are encouraged to join these groups and request flexible working.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full job description for the role of Band 6 Deputy Clinical Nurse Manager including person specification, is attached as an additional document.

Inclusive Recruitment & Selection

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and accurate data capture is an important part of that to ensure we are supportive and representative. Our aim is to ensure that all applicants can see themselves in the available categories on our application form, but we recognise that some of our data capture fields are not inclusive. We have flagged this with our system provider to ask for change.

We offer encouragement and active support to applicants with additional needs, including those from ethnic minorities, with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you wish to adjust any aspect of the recruitment process or wish to find out more about our recruitment & selection processes, please get in touch with our Recruitment Manager:

We are continually reviewing our recruitment & selection process to support the long-term aim of Sheffield Childrens being a champion of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. If you have any ideas for improvement, please get in touch with Catherine Gilbert at

Trust Values

The Trust is committed to providing great quality patient care and keep children, young people and families at the heart of what we do by following our CARE values:
  • Compassion leading by kindness and showing empathy, understanding and respect
  • Accountability striving to do the right thing and owning responsibility
  • Respect value differences, tackling inequality and fostering a culture of inclusion
  • Excellence delivering a high-quality standard of care

Person Specification



  • Teaching and Assessing qualification/Mentorship/Practice Assessor


  • Degree in relevant subject



  • Post registration experience in mental health setting
  • Multi-disciplinary working


  • Previous experience of working with children and young people
  • Auditing clinical standards



  • Working knowledge of Mental Health Legislation
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Current CAMHS practice/issues, clinical interventions/strategies


  • Understanding of clinical governance



  • Self-Management and organisation
  • Excellent Communication/interpersonal skills (verbal and written)
  • Leadership skills


  • Conflict resolution

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust


The Becton Centre - Ruby Lodge

Sevenairs Road


S20 1NZ

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