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Deputy Ward Manager

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Prescot
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen on Grasmere Ward to support the Team Manager and Clinical Leadership Team to deliver high quality safe and effective care.

This is a demanding and challenging role where, as a successful candidate, you will be required to demonstrate high levels of resilience, excellent problem solving and inter-personal skills as well as the ability to provide sound clinical and managerial support to team members.

The post holder will also demonstrate a passion for coaching leadership style, quality improvement and attitude which respects and values service users' choice and works alongside them and their carers to ensure they are at the centre of care planning.

This post is subject to an enhanced check with adults barred listDisclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.Shortlisting planned for 22 July 2024Interview planned for 26 July 2024

Main duties of the job

The post holder will assist the Clinical Team Manager in carrying continuing Professional and managerial responsibility for the ward.

The post holder will operate as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team, undertaking a balance of Managerial and Clinical activity. They will ensure continuity of care for service users on their journey through the acute service.

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

Implement case load supervision to monitor the standards of service user care and ensure record keeping is in accordance with Professional and Trust standards.

Participate in regular clinical supervision as per Trust policy

Assist in the development and implementation of integrated care pathways, including appropriate service user assessments/referrals and models of care.

Provide information, education and support for family members, carers and other relevant professionals.

Give/receive regular managerial/clinical supervision as per Trust policy.

Ensure the clinical environment is conducive to promote service users health, safety and well-being, thereby preserving and respecting each service users personal dignity, privacy, religious and cultural beliefs.

Ensure record keeping is in accordance with Professional and Trust standards.

Ensure the safe management of medicines and adhere to safe practice and principles of administration in accordance with the NMC code of professional conduct and Trust Medicines Code.

Work in a professional and collaborative manner with the Multi-disciplinary team.

Participate and promote positive intra-agency working.

Participate and assist in setting standards of service user care based on sound research findings.

Person Specification

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • Up to date Professional Registration (to be maintained), on the appropriate part of the NMC register and hold a current NMC registration
  • Assessor/Mentorship Training*


EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • Experience of working in an acute environment.
  • Experience of mentorship, supervision and co-ordination of staff.
  • Experience of Care Planning process
  • Working in a multi-agency framework
  • Demonstrate a contribution to change management process
  • Experience in positive leadership of a team
  • Demonstrate experience of problem solving approaches
  • Recovery Model
  • Mental Health Act (1983)
  • Effective Care Coordination
  • Relevant National policies and guidance
  • Evidence based and reflective practice
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Vulnerable Adults Procedure and Child Protection.
  • Safety, Privacy and Dignity Guidelines


SKILLS

Essential

  • Demonstrate sound leadership qualities and an understanding of management styles
  • Understanding of quality and change in the clinical setting
  • Ability to delegate and coordinate
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to utilise Assessment skills and tools effectively
  • Ability to communicate in a variety of settings.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and up to date clinical records
  • Able to present factual information and refer questions to others where appropriate
  • Able to deal with sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to develop effective interpersonal relationships with colleagues
  • Effective time & workload management
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to identify and minimise risk effectively
  • IT skills


VALUES

Essential

  • 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

Address

Knowsley Resource and Recovery Centre

Warrington Road

Prescot

L35 5DR

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