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Nurse Manager

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of ward manager on a fast paced, often challenging but always rewarding, male inpatient ward at the Harbour, Blackpool.

You might be looking to progress into your first leadership role, or you may have lots of experience already under your belt, what matters to us is your drive and determination. You should have a keen eye for detail, and the ability to adapt quickly to situations.

With the ward due to soon embark on quality improvements around the use of virtual reality headsets for mindfulness, another around the introduction of self help books for patients to work through, and recently beginning a quality improvement journey around treating tobacco dependence, the right person should be equipped with the enthusiasm and motivation to push these initiatives in the right direction.

Leading a great team of staff, you should have experience of delivering meaningful supervision, as well as a passion for helping those around you develop to their full potential, including colleagues and students.

Main duties of the job

The inpatient units are designed to meet the holistic needs of service users/patients and carers, in a working environment conducive to staff development and wellbeing.

The post holder supports the delivery of the inpatient hospital model providing leadership to professional and direct care staff, ensuring the availability of appropriate administrative support services in their wards to release clinical time to care.

The post holder will provide a visible, accessible and authoritative presence on wards, to whom patients and their families can turn for assistance, advice and support .

Job Description

Our vision: To support our local communities by excelling in everything we do together.The post holder supports the delivery of the Inpatient Hospital model throughTo actively promote teamwork, respect, integrity, accountability, excellence and compassion within the ward team in accordance with the Trust values and NMC code of conduct.

To oversee and ensure that nurse leadership within the multidisciplinary team provides effective assessment, formulation, planning and monitoring of care given to inpatient service users.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health Nurse Post reg. learning and development relevant to the role On-going registration with the NMC. Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development Mentorship qualification


  • Honour degree 2:2 or above or an equivalent professional qualification related to Health Sign-Off Mentor qualification First line management/leadership qualification



  • Understanding of Health and Safety policies and procedures Knowledge and practice of Mental Health Act 1983 Knowledge and practice of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Demonstrate understanding of how research has influenced practice Can provide evidence of recent professional/personal development An understanding and awareness of recent national policy Ability to manage time and workload Demonstrates an ability to motivate self and others Knowledge of common mental health problems and medication used in relation to these Knowledge of common physical health conditions Understanding and knowledge of physical and mental health promotion A/I (all) Experience



  • Post graduate experience at Clinical Leader level Supervision and management of staff Able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team Experience of assessing, planning, implementing and reviewing care needs Experienced in acting as a mentor/assessor of student staff Experience of CPA

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to undertake effective aggression management including the use of physical restraint Ability to maintain own performance and participation in group skills Can demonstrate the ability to manage change Good interpersonal skills Developed clinical and managerial skills Can demonstrate communication skills through practice and experience Clear ability to understand new concepts and ideas and excellent clinical practice Ability to maintain own performance and participation in group skills Ability to manage time and workload Demonstrates an ability to motivate self and others

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Churchill Ward

The Harbour



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