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Mental Health Deputy Ward Manager

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Are you a Registered Mental Health Nurse looking for the chance to develop your career within CPFT?If so, we might just have the role for you!

Maple ward is a 22-bed mental health inpatient unit for people with mental health condition or Dementia that require hospital admission. The team offers care and treatment to individuals and their carers to reduce distress and improve their quality of life.

Main duties of the job


To demonstrate highly developed clinical nursing skills, acting as a role model and providing professional leadership, being a clinical advisor and educator to team members. Assisting the team in making clinical decisions and when planning and prioritising patient care and delegation to team members.

Ensuring appropriate multidisciplinary assessments of patients needs and those of their carers are completed in a timely manner. Directing the staff in working in partnership with the patient and carer to agree patient focused multidisciplinary rehabilitation/care goals.

Responding appropriately to the changing patients needs, escalating problems to Medical or specialist staff, and /or the Ward Manager, In-patient Business Manager or On Call Manager if the situation cannot be resolved at ward level. Be prepared to administer emergency life support and defibrillation as required according to trust policy. Recognising your own limitations in the provision of clinical care and urgency of patient needs referring to other health care professionals accordingly.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the evidence-based care required, including health promotion for a named service user/group ensuring it meets Trust timescales.
  • To ensure that the requirements of the Mental Health Act 2007 are observed, adhered to, and implemented.
  • To promote carer and service user involvement within the service and for its provision. To encourage recovery, discovery, and independence, taking into account risk assessment and management.
  • To establish therapeutic relationships with service users, and the implementation of evidence based therapeutic interventions with appropriate boundaries in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Councils professional code of conduct
  • To demonstrate care and compassion in your work
  • To be responsible for the safe custody and administration of medicines in accordance with all medicine policies
  • To respect and value the different therapeutic approaches within the multidisciplinary team but ensure that the agreed philosophy approach is adopted and followed
  • To ensure that accurate and timely written records are kept which comply with the Trust policy and NMC guidance, reporting on any issues as appropriate.
  • Empower service users by ensuring that they receive the relevant information about their treatment, medication, available services, advocacy services, ward routines and safety procedures.
  • To have completed and continue the delivery of support to Student Nurses in a formal capacity (Mentorship/Supervision/Practice Assessor.)

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • 1st Level Registration Adult branch. (Active on the NMC register
  • Able to demonstrate evidence of CPD.
  • Teaching and assessing qualification.998 / equivalent or experience equivalent.


  • Degree level education or willingness to work towards
  • NVQ 32/D33 Award



  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Good team player
  • Managing own time
  • Team management.
  • Working with older people in a variety of settings
  • Rehabilitation experience


  • Clinical Practice Supervisor for RN / Diploma students
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Mental Health and/or Palliative care

Skills & Abilities


  • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
  • Accepts responsibility and accountabilities for own work load and can define the responsibilities of others
  • Understands the principle of confidentiality
  • Shows a realistic appreciation of the challenges of working with children and young people/vulnerable adults.


  • Mental Health and/or Palliative care Evidence of in-depth training at level 3 / 4 regarding MCA, 2005 and DOLS

Knowledge and Understanding


  • Time Management and prioritisation Skills
  • Standard keyboard skills and ability to communicate through IT using packages such as Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and with other professional groups.
  • Ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults
  • Demonstrates understanding of safeguarding issues


  • Commitment to undertake research and audit as necessary
  • Counselling Skills
  • Understanding of the local health systems and issues



  • Flexibility to work over seven days per week, to support the delivery of a 24hr service.
  • Recognise peoples right to privacy and dignity, treating every person with respect

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


Maple Ward

Cavell Centre



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