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Deputy Ward Manager - Swanswell Ward

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Deputy Ward Manager - Swanswell Ward

37.5 Hours

Previous Applicants need not apply

The post holder will be responsible for assisting the Ward Manager in all duties relating to the overall continuing responsibility for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care and the setting of standards of care. They will have regular responsibility for managing the hospital site as nominated bleepholder, triaging all out of hours calls through the duty bleep ensuring these are dealt with effectively or delegated to the appropriate person/service.

Main duties of the job

  • To manage/co-ordinate, in the absence of the Ward Manager, and lead a team of staff and provide clinical advice and support as necessary.
  • To provide effective clinical management to ensure the delivery of a high quality inpatient service.
  • To ensure that clinical practice within the area of responsibility is consistent with current knowledge and supports service provision.
  • To ensure effective communication and working relationships with the Multi Disciplinary Team and other key providers - statutory and non statutory.
  • To ensure and undertake the assessment, planning, evaluation and review of individualised plans of care in conjunction with the patient.Communication
  • Communicate effectively via e-mail, fax and telephone to other parts of the Mental Health Services.
  • To regularly liaise with colleagues to discuss, plan and implement new initiatives appropriate to the clinical areas under the guidance of Ward Managers.
  • To maintain effective communications in order that all agreed Trust policies and procedures are clearly communicated.
  • To attend meetings as required. These will include: Ward Managers, Bed Management, Acute care Forum, Bleepholders and Team Brief.
  • Attend Bleepholder handovers as required ensuring effective communication and that staffing deficits are highlighted.

About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We put 'people at our heart' this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others and offer a wide range of benefits and development opportunities.

These include:

generous annual leave entitlement which increases during your time with us

excellent learning and development opportunities, including apprenticeship frameworks, distance learning, internal training, coaching and mentoring, and much more

salary sacrifice schemes for lease car/ vehicle, Cycle to Work, home and electronics, gym membership and more

discounts with a range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues through our Employee Assistance Programme and NHS discount schemes

wellbeing support, including an in-house counselling service, external helpline and morestaff networks and support groups

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Nurse
  • Immediate Life Support Training

Knowledge and skills


  • Able to understand the importance of and compliance to policies and procedures
  • Clear effective leadership and management skills



  • Substantial post registration experience
  • Recent experience working and managing within an inpatient setting

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


Swanswell Ward , Caludon Centre

Clifford Bridge Road



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