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Deputy Ward Manager

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 Deputy Ward Manager - Ward 3, Harplands Hospital:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Deputy Ward Manager on Ward 3, Harplands Hospital. This vacancy would suit someone who has gained Staff Nurse experience and is looking to progress in their career.

As a Registered Nurse you will be responsible for supporting your Manager in ensuring that our service users' needs are met through the delivery of high-quality care. As a centre of excellence, you will offer a person-centred approach to their independence and well-being.

Ward 3 is a dynamic, fast paced ward specializing in complex female mental health assessment. The Wards pathway is based on the acute care model, outlined in the report Old problems New solutions 2016.

Based on a 72 hour assessment process all our patients receive a comprehensive assessment delivered by a full MDT, with the focus remaining on independence & recovery.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for the delivery of care and for the supervision of others who are carrying out all aspects of the caring process.

The post-holder will assist in setting and maintaining standards of care, will participate in maintaining effective management of the team and unit and will also maintain effective integration with the multi-disciplinary team and assist with the facilitation of a collaborative approach to patient focussed care.

The post-holder will act as a reliable role model for junior staff.

About us

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

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.

The Trust supports you by offering a flexible shift system including twilight shifts and compressed hours to support working families and our staff parking is free on all our main sites.

In return we offer

A competitive progressive salary

We cover the cost of your DBS Check (�44)

Uniform provided

Competitive staff benefits such as weekly offers and discounts

Individual Personal Development Plan and Career Progression

Excellent pension scheme available

27- 33 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays (pro rata)

Well being initiatives for staff

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

In conjunction with the Ward Manager, 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 patient 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 Ward Manager.

To act in the role as site manager at times, supporting the operational management of the site including coordination of the section 136 suite

Person Specification



  • Valid RMN registered qualification



  • Experience at band 5

Employer details

Employer name

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust


Harplands Hospital



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