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Deputy Ward Manager - RMN/OT

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Are you motivated, enthusiastic and want to make a real difference?

We provide a specialist Inpatient service for adults with mental health needs across 3 inpatient wards and 2 rehabilitation units. Our teams sit within the Adult Mental Health and Learning Disability Service Delivery Unit.

Due to promotion we are looking for a dynamic, motivated and passionate person to join us as a Deputy Ward Manager on the Hadley Unit.

The Hadley Unit sits in our Inpatient pathway and is the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) that covers the county of Worcestershire and Herefordshire. It sits alongside the Assessment ward, the Treatment Ward, and two Rehabilitation units within the pathway.

Hadley Unit is a 9 bed mixed gender treatment ward that is situated in Worcester. The Hadley Unit is a referral-based service we can accept referrals from a number of sources including the community, acute wards and patients detained by the Ministry of Justice. The Hadley Unit have recently opened the regions first state of the art Sensory Room within a PICU. Our vision is to be able to offer alternative treatment methods and coping strategies that empower patients throughout their on-going recovery.

As one of the Deputy Ward Managers you will work very closely with the Inpatient Wards, Complex Discharge facilitator, Home Treatment Teams and the Crisis Resolution Team.

Main duties of the job

Part of your role is to ensure patient care is of the highest standards, you act as a role model at all times and use your initiative to maintain quality and safety. Alongside an already established management team you will assist in supporting and educating junior staff.

As an organisation we live by and pride ourselves by our organisational values, which are that we are Caring Ambitious Responsive Empowering Supportive.

The inpatient teams are friendly and welcoming, providing a nurturing team environment to foster personal, and professional, development in a challenging, but an interesting environment. Inpatient services have consistently received nominations, and awards, at the Trust Annual Award Ceremony. We were also shortlisted for the HSJ Awards in Most effective adoption and diffusion of best practice for our work in Mental Health Red2Green and continue to work collaboratively with ECIP and other Trusts nationally

Join our team, we pride ourselves in providing outstanding care to patients across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We will provide you with resources to develop and progress a long-term career as well as flexibility, continual professional development as well as a wide range of wellbeing and support.

If you would like to discuss informally if this is the right role for you, get in touch with Recruiting Manager which can be found on the top right-hand side of the advert.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Registered with the appropriate professional body
  • Registered Mental Nurse (RMN), Registered Nurse (Mental) (RN(M)), or Occupational Therapist (OT)
  • Teaching and assessing qualification ENB 997/8 or equivalent
  • Evidence of continuous skills and knowledge updating (Personal Portfolio)
  • Up to date training in:
  • MAPA techniques (Levels 1, 2 & 3)
  • Intermediate Life Support and treatment of anaphylaxis.
  • Risk management
  • Mental Health Act 1983
  • Manual Handling
  • Fire
  • Care Programme Approach
  • NCRS
  • Blood Glucose monitoring
  • Basic First Aid


  • Management Training



  • Experience in a qualified position preferably gained in more than one area


  • Management of staff



  • Knowledge of and the ability to apply the principles of the NMC/HCPC Code of Professional Conduct
  • Knowledge of national and Trust policies and procedures and how to access them
  • Knowledge of Patient Group Directives
  • Knowledge of national trends in mental health care
  • Promote peoples equality, diversity and rights
  • Knowledge of the ageing process and related mental and physical health problems
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and a commitment to clinical supervision

Skills & Abilities


  • Effective communication skills, written and verbal
  • Able to deal with a range of people in difficult and complex situations
  • Able to pass on information in a timely and coherent manner, whilst maintaining confidentiality
  • Ability to prioritise problems and use clinical judgment to deal with them
  • Skilled in dealing with psychiatric emergencies

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Hadley Unit, Elgar Unit

Newtown Hospital



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