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Ward Manager

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Mortimer Ward is a 21 bed admission ward for adults predominantly aged 18 to 65 with acute mental illness. Our patients often have complex needs and the successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for a holistic approach to meeting those care needs. We work closely with allied health professionals within the Unit and our aim is to maximise the health and wellbeing of the patients in our care, supporting them and their families. We are looking to appoint a motivated and dynamic individual to join our Multi-disciplinary team and manage this busy Ward.

Part of your role is to ensure patient care is of the highest standards, acting as a role model at all times and using your initiative to maintain quality and safety.

If you require any further information please contact Paul Ward, Inpatient Lead Nurse on 01432 220990 or 01432 220945 (direct)

Main duties of the job

To provide a leading role within a multi-disciplinary team involved with the clinical management of patients with acute mental health problems within an inpatient setting.

To provide professional and clinical leadership to the ward team, maintaining the responsibility for the planning and provision of 24 hour inpatient care.

Ensure high standards of patient care are maintained, guaranteeing patients’ individuality and privacy are maintained at all times.

To maintain and develop high standards of care appertaining to the mental and physical well-being of patients and promoting a person centred approach.

Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of all Trust policies and procedures and apply them as necessary.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community nursing services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

Behave consistently with the values and beliefs of the organisation and promote these on a day-to-day basis.

Act as a role model to colleagues, always seeking to maintain the highest standards of professionalism.

Use their initiative and take responsibility for themselves and the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients.

Provide clinical leadership and shift management within the ward.

Carry continuing responsibility for the creation and maintenance of individual programmes of care.

Regularly undertake the duties of Clinical Co-ordinator.

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

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Entry on the NMC register (Part 13)
  • Registered Mental Nurse (RMN) or Registered Nurse (Mental)
  • Teaching & assessing qualification ENB 997/8 or equivalent
  • Evidence of continuous skills and knowledge updating (Personal Portfolio)
  • Up to date training in: Safety Intervention (Level 2), 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
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of and the ability to apply the principles of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct
  • Knowledge of national and Trust policies and procedures and how to access them
  • Knowledge of Patient Group Directives
  • Evidence of recent clinical update or training relevant to the post
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and a commitment to clinical supervision
  • Knowledge of the individuals responsibility towards health & safety
  • Able to demonstrate sound knowledge and awareness of: Clinical care of patients who experience mental health problems, Current health issues, CPA, Care Co-ordination, supervision, team working, Mental Health Act, Linking research to practice
  • Willingness to undertake further specialist training
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience in a qualified position with some experience at Band 6 level
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Effective communication skills, written and verbal
  • 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
  • Use own initiative and be able to make sound decisions
  • Skilled in report writing
  • Possess a range of clinical skills that can be transferred or adapted for any inpatient area within the Trust
  • Basic IT skills
  • Ability to work as effective team leader
  • Ability to provide clinical supervision to others
  • Able to work as an effective team member
  • Able to assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care
  • Able to demonstrate sound clinical skills
  • Able to maintain clear and legible documentation
  • Adapt to changes/workloads

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