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Ward Manager

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to progress in your nursing career? Or do you want a new challenge? An exciting opportunity has arisen on Endcliffe Ward, a 10 bedded mixed gender Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit in Sheffield. We are looking for a motived leader to be a part of our team as a Band 7 Clinical Ward Manager.

Endcliffe Ward is a warm welcoming and inclusive environment, we have a vision that is shared across our team to support one another to create a safe, therapeutic, and purposeful environment together for everyone. With an established leadership team the successful candidate will be responsible for both clinical and operational leadership of the ward. The successful candidate will also receive regular supervision and support around your continued professional development. A Clinical ward manager on our inpatient wards in SHSC will work closely alongside a Senior Nurse Practitioner, Ward Consultant and the wider leadership team whilst maintaining a relationship with front facing staff.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide effective leadership and management/Role model
  • Develop team performance
  • Manage the ward/department environment
  • Deliver a safe and effective service within allocated resources ensuring the resources are used to maximum effect
  • To ensure safe and effective practice/Professional, ethical and legal
  • Act as a change agent, developing clinically effective practice through the effective utilisation and integration of evidence
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment for staff, patients/clients and visitors by ensuring compliance with legislation, policies and protocols including health and safety, healthcare associated infection, risk management and critical incident reporting

About us

Endcliffe Ward is an integral part of the acute inpatient services in SHSC and is responsible for intensively caring for individuals experiencing moderate to severe mental health crisis. Within the acute inpatient services Endcliffe interfaces with internal services and external agencies. In early 2020 a goal of reducing our length of stay was highlighted within our governance data and feedback from both service users and staff, therefore the PICU pathway was created. The PICU pathway highlights inclusion exclusion criteria for admissions and details pathways from inpatient and community settings into PICU. This collaborative piece of work has shaped our service and significantly improved out length of stay data to align with NAPICU standards of no longer then 56 days. SHSC have allocated departments that support our inpatient wards to reduce restrictive practices in which Endcliffe play a key part in as we will be the only inpatient services to have seclusion facilities in Sheffield. We are also part of a National Research program for reducing restrictive practice which involved opportunities for networking across the country and with other similar services to improve our service and systems.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description for the main roles, responsibilities and key requirements of the post.

Person Specification

Technical Skills


  • oSound knowledge of complex clinical issues, including the management of risk, different treatment modalities, the MHA, the MCA oSound knowledge and experience of managing a team. oSound knowledge of leadership and change- management. oSounds knowledge of nursing professional issues and professional responsibility and accountability. oEffective leadership skills and experience. oAbility to effectively manage an operational team to ensure the best possible outcomes for service users. oAbility to maintain, monitor and improve standards to enhance service user experience. oSound supervisory skills. oExcellent communication skills. oKnowledge of processes in the management of staff e.g. Sickness absence


  • oTrained to deliver specific mode of treatment e.g. CBT, DBT, PSI. Experience of managing staff through HR processes

Training and Qualifications


  • oRegistered Nurse on part 1 of the live register. oPost registration experience within acute inpatient service with a management/leadership role. oEvidence of continuous personal and professional development and willingness to undertake a qualification in leadership or management, to degree level or above


  • oQualification in a leadership or management module or course at degree level or above



  • oExperience of basing service development on the views and opinions of service users. Evidence of successful quality improvement initiative


  • oProject management skills

Personal Qualities


  • oWarmth, empathy and kindness. oWillingness to challenge and be challenged. oAbility to pay attention to detail

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust


Endcliffe Ward

Longley Centre


S5 7JT

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