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Deputy Ward Manager

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Pro rota
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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This is an exciting opportunity to join a female acute ward. This role will be overseeing staff and working as part of the ward management team as a deputy ward manager.

Post Title: Deputy Ward Manager

Reports To: Ward Manager, Matron, Operational Manager

Directorate/Department: Mental Health Adult Inpatient Services

Salary Range: Band 6

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a leading role within a multi-disciplinary team involved with the clinical management of patients with mental health problems within an inpatient setting.
  • To provide professional and clinical leadership to the team, taking a supportive role to the Ward Manager for the responsibility for the planning and provision of 24 hour inpatient care.
  • To maintain and develop high standards of care appertaining to the mental and physical well being of patients and promoting a person centred approach to patients.

About us

At Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we're building a high-calibre, diverse and inclusive mental health workforce. One that will givetalented professionals like you the opportunity to shape an outstanding service that will transform community mental healthcare and deliverhappier and healthier lives all across our communities.The Trust is rated 'Good' from CQC (Care Quality Commission) and will become the lead provider for mental health services across The BlackCountry . We have recently invested in newly created clinical divisions and are currently developing new models of integrated primary andsecondary care for adults and older adults, as well launching a far-reaching inpatient strategy, working to eradicate dormitories and building newfacilities.This ambitious model is multi-agency and multi-disciplinary, opening the door for you to work in a collaborative and flexible way with partners,service users, carers and their families

Job description Job responsibilities

To manage and very busy and dynamic ward as part of the management team.

To work with, promote and contribute to the development of appropriate models of inpatient care.

To contribute to the assessment of care needs, development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care within the context of the care programme approach.

To provide supervision and clinical leadership to junior nursing staff, to ensure effective delivery of programmes of care for the patients on the caseload.

To report and identify service deficit limitations/development opportunity to senior colleagues.

To monitor the well being of patients and contribute to the development of practice in relation to protecting individuals whose health and well being is at risk.

To ensure effective communication with the multi disciplinary team, service users and carers about programmes of care and routine or complex matters

To manage safeguarding and complex case management on a busy female acute ward.

Person Specification Experienced Essential
  • experienced band 5 RMN
  • band 6
Skills Essential
  • experience in a supervisory role within a team

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