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Unit Manager (Learning Disabilities)

Employer
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Stroud
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
4 Aug 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
My name is Moses and I am the Matron for Berkeley House, LDISS and IHOT at Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust and I am looking to appoint a Unit Manager into my team.

We are looking for you to be able to demonstrate the leadership skills needed to manage a large multidisciplinary team and appropriate clinical experience to provide clinical leadership.

You will need to be a qualified experienced Learning Disability or Mental Health Nurse with drive and ambition.

We are particularly keen to receive applications from candidates who can demonstrate positive learning from the past and who can transform and nurture care and work cultures.

Main duties of the job

Please see below elements to the role which may be helpful for you to consider:
  • Lead the operational management and clinical oversight of the Service.
  • Provide day to day management, leadership and line management to the team
  • Oversee and ensure specialist assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for service users with complex Learning Disabilities with possible mental health conditions.
  • Demonstrate enhanced competence in complex decision making, assessment and the management of clinical needs
  • Collect and collate data / information effectively for the purpose of audit, research and service performance
  • Work in partnership with service users, carers and other agencies to ensure effectiveness of outcomes

If you are interested in this post or would like any further information please contact me on 07972621398.

About us

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.

The annual NHS Staff Surveygives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:
  • 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users
  • 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work
  • 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority
  • 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative

Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

* Lead in the operational and clinical management of the Service, providing day to day management, leadership and line management to staff including non-clinical staff* Undertake specialist assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care for individuals with a Learning Disability within an in-patient setting* Demonstrate enhanced competence in complex decision making, assessment and the management of clinical needs* Collect and collate data / information effectively for the purpose of audit, research and service performance.* Mentor, supervise and teach qualified and unqualified staff including students* Work in partnership with service users, carers and other agencies to ensure effectiveness ofoutcomes

Person Specification

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • Registered Nurse - Learning Disabilities RNLD or Mental Health (RNMH)
  • Significant experience as a team leader or manager working within Learning Disabilities/Mental Health


Desirable

  • Formal Teaching and Assessing Certificate/ Qualification
  • Other post registration courses


LENGTH AND / OR NATURE OF EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Experience of working in an in-patient setting at management level
  • Previous experience supervising / managing staff, undertaking basic HR functions
  • Experience of working with service users with complex care needs requiring higher levels of expertise
  • Experience of audit, research and the application of evidence based practice
  • Experience of teaching, assessing and developing training programmes
  • Evidence of recent multi-disciplinary working


Desirable

  • Experience in working with people whes behaviour could be described as Challenging
  • Experience in working with people on the n Autistic spectrum


PROFESSIONAL / MANAGERIAL / SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • Detailed knowledge and ability to apply and teach risk management
  • Up to date clinical knowledge including risk assessment, complex health and social care needs, Transforming Care agenda, positive behavioural support
  • Awareness and understanding of contemporary development in learning disabilities
  • Up to date mandatory training including Basic Life Support
  • Excellent skills in relation to the clinical management of service users
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding on the Mental Health Act, MCA and legal aspects of Mental Health Care


Desirable

  • Ability to participate in Service Development Processes at a strategic level
  • Experience of Mentoring Students


Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Berkeley House

Cashes Green

Stroud

GL5 4SA

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