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Deputy Ward Manager

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
26 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Francis Willis is a 15 bedded low secure male unit situated in Lincoln. It provides assessment, care and treatment for males detained under the Mental Health Act. Referrals are received from Prisons, PICU, Acute Wards and other secure services.

The team is responsible for the identification, assessment, care planning, implementation and review of the needs of service users. The nursing team works in partnership with carers, other members of the multi-disciplinary team, community agencies and the provider collaborative.

An opportunity has arisen for a recovery focused, enthusiastic and compassion focused registered nurse to join our supportive team as a Deputy Ward Manager on a full time contract. Hours will be 37.5 hours per week and will include Long Days, Early, Late and Night shifts. As an inpatient service this will involve unsocial hours including weekends and bank holidays.

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes Forensic Psychiatry, Psychologists, Social Work, Nurses and Healthcare Support Workers providing care and treatment to mentally disordered offenders.

Our goals are to support our patients on their recovery journey using a compassion focussed approach. We work collaboratively to uphold the trust's purpose, vision and values to enable the best quality care for our patients.

This is an exciting, challenging and rewarding role within the only forensic inpatient service in Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

To be clinical leader of the nursing team providing care for people with severe mental illness and mental health problems

To provide clinical services that work within the policies, protocols and clinical procedures of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust.

To work as part of a team providing a user-focused, accessible and responsive acute nursing service that is safe, supportive and competent for people who experience acute mental health problems.

To assess care needs and develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care for those who are experiencing acute mental health needs, within agreed limitations.

Patterns of working will be by arrangement and may include evenings, weekends, bank holidays and on call responsibilities

Provides management supervision to Band 5's

To undertake managerial duties in the absence of the Ward Manager

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,900 staff, and serving a population of over 768,400, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Whether you're taking the first exciting steps in your career, itching for a new challenge or searching for a better place to raise a family, Lincolnshire has arange of rewarding health and social care careers in a county that's friendly, fascinating, affordable and brimming with everything you need to live a happy life . Visit beinlincolnshire.comto find out more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to Job Description and Person Specification for further details

Implement evidence-based practice in the provision of treatment and care to clients.

Be accountable for own personal clinical caseload using resources as appropriate.

Select appropriate assessment tools for assessing specific client needs and risks.

Demonstrate sound clinical decision-making skills that are in the interests of the client.

Provide skilled clinical supervision to others.

Apply health enhancing skills in a wider group/community setting.

Apply self awareness to reflections on their nursing practice

Person Specification



  • RMN or RNLD or RN: 1st Level Registration (NMC) or degree or equivalent
  • Mentorship Module (degree level )
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice


  • Certificate in clinical supervision
  • Management Training



  • Relevant experience of working with adults with mental health needs. Or clear evidence of substantial experience of working with individuals in crisis and skills that are transferable to both the community/in-patient. Highly developed clinical reasoning skills
  • Sound knowledge of the national agenda for mental health.
  • Sound knowledge of clinical/risk assessment and understanding of Information Governance principles


  • Experience of working within mental health care



  • Demonstrate the ability to lead a clinical team

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Francis Willis Unit, Lincoln County Hospital

Greetwell Road



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