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Ward Manager - Female PICU

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will provide effective leadership and operational management to the ward ensuring the provision of high quality nursing care to all service users on the ward / department over a 24 hour period.

To promote and maintain excellence in nursing practice. To be responsible for leading the work of the care team and the co-ordination of effective utilization and resources within the defined area.

The post holder will be accountable to service users / patients, and operate within the Trust's framework of policies and guidelines.

To support the Operational Manager and Matron with the management of the clinical area.

This role may include participation in the local on call manager rota covering out of hours periods overnight, at weekends and bank holidays.

Main duties of the job

  • To lead and promote excellence in nursing practice.
  • To ensure the clinical care is client centered, evidence based including gathering findings of clinical audits, and to co-ordinate the care team's activities on a daily basis.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary reviews of care plans.
  • Provide leadership, support and advice for others in the care of clients and their carers.
  • To take a major role in the promotion of Clinical and Social governance arrangements in the clinical area.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over7000members 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

  • To manage resources and respond appropriately to the operational demands service-wide as required.
  • To manage the nursing work force and be aware of manpower implications.
  • Ensure compliance to all Trusts quality statements, policies and procedures, for examples, Risk Management, Health & Safety, undertaking initial investigation of and furnishing reports of complaints. Reporting on the difficulties in the maintenance of any policies and procedures to the Clinical Manager.
  • To manage in the recruitment, selection and induction of staff, and to manage attendance in line with the Trusts policies and procedures.
  • Managing and to participate in, the agreed appraisal system including development of junior staff through Preceptorship, Mentorship and Line management supervision.
  • Managing and to participate in, the identification and planning of training needs of self and others. Take part in the delivery of relevant educational programmes, research and new practice developments. Lead and promote a stimulating learning environment including acquisition of new training qualifications for self and others through the use of agreed development plans.
  • Ensure that key performance indicators such as quality targets, PLACE, annual infection prevention audits, CQUINS, nursing strategy requirements are developed, implemented and achieved.
  • To manage the principles of the Equal Opportunities, Investors In People Charter Mark within the clinical area.
  • To lead in the identification, support and facilitation of projects and development strategies for the multi-disciplinary team within the clinical area.
  • To champion the principles of management of change and exercise leadership in a pro-active manner.
  • To participate and ensure the attendance of the care team in PMVA training, and to lead the management of violence and aggression.
  • To maintain the effective use of electronic clinical data system (PARIS) and to provide all necessary statistical information when required.
  • To deputize for the Matron in his/her absence.
  • To lead and develop effective systems to ensure carers are involved in the care of their relative.
  • To lead in ensure that adult and child safeguarding procedures are followed.
  • To ensure incidents are recorded appropriately using the trust incident recording system (Datix).
  • To undertake post incident reviews when incidents occur within this service.
  • To undertake investigation/complaints and ensure reports are written within the specified timeframe.
  • To monitor ward/area budget as per Standing Financial instructions
  • Maintain ward stocks and equipment in accordance with Trust procedures.
    Deal with monitor and audit patients monies and property in accordance with Trust policy.

See attached detailed job description and 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



  • Degree/Diploma
  • NMC registered


  • Post qualifications appropriate to role

Knowledge and Experience


  • Band 6 experience
  • Experience of working in inpatient services
  • Experience of managing staff


  • Management experience within a PICU/Inpatient environment

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Laureate House


M23 9LT

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