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Deputy Ward Manager

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Gardener Unit, Prestwich Hospital.

The Gardener Unit is a 10 bedded adolescent Medium Secure Unit.

To be responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of the Care Programme Approach (CPA) within the Specialist Services Network.

To be a role model, promote good nursing practice, providing supervision, support, direction and leadership on a shift-to-shift basis to junior colleagues.

In line with the philosophy of the clinical area, the post holder is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for an identified client group.

Under the direction of the Ward Manager, effectively co-ordinate the running of the clinical area, supporting nursing staff and multi-disciplinary team members to provide a quality service.

To participate in the role of Top Site Duty Manager.

To deputise for the Ward Manager in their absence.

Main duties of the job

Deputy Ward Managers on the acute wards are active members of the ward management team, responsible for supporting the Ward Manager in the operational management and leadership of the Ward.

As a Deputy Ward Manager, your responsibilities willbe
  • Up hold the values of the ward promoting openness, transparency and learning
  • Supervision of junior staff
  • Enthusiastic mentor to new staff, newly qualified nurses and junior staff
  • Oversee certain areas of clinical expertise such as medication management and physical health provision on the ward
  • Support the Ward Manager with HR tasks such as return to works and sickness monitoring
  • Accurate and timely clinical documentation
  • Manage shifts as a nurse in charge
  • Conducting thorough assessments of risks and risk management plans to support incidents on the ward

We are looking for an individual who is resilient, driven and passionate to provide high quality nursing care to our patients, whist supporting the leadership within both Oak and Beech ward.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Pease see attached detailed job descriptionand person specification

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification



  • NMC registration


  • further study e.g mentor qualification



  • Post qualifying experience - relevant i.e acutes
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Managing change
  • Managing junior staff



  • Awareness of current best practice and EBP


  • Awareness of national iniatives e.g safewards



  • Good interpersonal / communication skills
  • Multi Agency working ie MDT
  • Evidence of involving SU and carers in care process
  • Excellent decision making and effective crisis management

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Gardener Ward

Prestwich Hospital


M24 3BL

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