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Deputy Ward Manager

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have life experience?

Have you got transferable skills and like working with people?

Are you caring, compassionate, flexible and have excellent communication skills?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Deputy Ward Manager and Band 6 clinical nurse to work on Dee ward , an all female acute ward in Clock View Hospital.

Dee Ward is a dynamic and challenging environment, with a hard-working and dedicated family of staff who strive to provide consistent, high standards of care to the diverse client base that we care for.

The range of skills you can learn and develop while working on Dee Ward is wide and varied, working in this environment can encourage you to become a dynamic, creative and strong leader as well provide you with the ability to think on your feet, problem solve and manage a challenging setting.

Future aims for DeeWard include therapeutic and psychological input for clients, this will be driven and provided by the staffing team so staff coming into this role will eventually be provided with additional training that you would not experience working in any of the other local division inpatient wards.

If you think you have what it takes to become part of the Dee Ward team then we would love to hear from you!Shortlisting planned for 16 July 2024Interview planned for 23 July 2024

Main duties of the job

Can you demonstrate the values of our Trust, Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect and Enthusiasm?

If so look at the opportunity below......

We are looking to recruit a Deputy Ward Manager and/or senior clinical nurse to join the busy and multi-disciplinary team on Dee Ward.

Successful applicants will be able to support the Ward Manager in ensuring the environment is managed safely and effectively over a 24-hour period.

Ensuring the delivery of high standard of care to Service Users, providing support, supervision and education for colleagues, other professionals and students.

You will be required to provide clinical advice, expertise and leadership to Ward Staff. You will be required to liaise with other professionals and support the Ward Manager in developing the team and acting up as required.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Dee ward is 17 bedded acute female ward based at Clock View Hospital that provides acute treatment, and support to service users, who are experiencing a mental health crisis, and often present with a variety of complex mental health needs.

To maximise service user recovery, the team works in a trauma informed way. Our aim is to work in the least restrictive way as possible whilst maintaining patient safety. We work closely with the PD Hub with a strong focus on the self harm project.

Upon joining our team, we will ensure that you undergo both mandatory and bespoke training, to fully equip you with the skills required to work within our team.

Person Specification

Knowledge/ Experience


  • Evidence of experience of working with older people with mental health problems in a variety of health care settings
  • Knowledge of relevant Mental Health legislation
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Nursing interventions
  • Knowledge of clinical risk and Health & Safety Management
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ECC guidelines
  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the concepts of mentorship, preceptorship and supervision and ability to provide education and supervision to qualified and unqualified staff
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of the Code of Conduct and the nurses' responsibility to identify gaps in their knowledge base


  • Proven experience of leadership and management



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse


  • First line management e.g., Leo
  • Evidence of post registration study / continuing professional development e.g., ENB 998 / Mentorship in Practice or D32, 33 NVQ
  • Approved training in phlebotomy



  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and non-verbally
  • Possess excellent listening and negotiation skills
  • Ability to contribute to developing nursing excellence within the ward area
  • Professional attitude
  • Flexibility
  • On going post-registration development


  • Ability to assist in the process of standard setting and audit
  • Computer literate
  • Clinical Leadership skills



  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Clockview Hospital

2A Oakhouse Park


L9 1EP

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