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Ward Manager

Employer
Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Reigate
Salary
£41,902 to £47,684 a year incl. HCAS Fringe
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Profession
Senior Manager
Service
Community
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen at Margaret Laurie House in the Reigate area, this a 12 bed mixed gender Recovery unit for working age adults requiring further support with their mental health recovery journey.

The service can cater for up to 12 people at a time and is provided by a multidisciplinary team with the involvement of people who use services and their carers.

Referrals are taken from across Surrey and a specialist worker is on-hand to maintain and develop the individual's community links and treatment of mental health problems.

Someone may be referred to a mental health rehabilitation unit if they require a phased approach to their discharge, or if they need additional support – but not the level provided in a ward environment.

Stays in rehabilitation units are designed to be temporary, from three to six months, to help people progress to the next stage in their recovery programme.

Rehabilitation services are designed to equip people with severe and enduring mental illness with the skills they need to live more independently.

Margaret Laurie House is an inpatient unit offering a short term rehabilitation programme, alongside 24 hour nursing support. The service helps people who have severe and enduring mental illness to learn and regain lost life skills, and move to more independent living.

If you feel would be suited to this role please contact Senior Matron Kylie Witkowski for an informal discussion/Visit.

Main duties of the job

This role will be to lead and manage an inpatient recovery unit. You will be responsible for the over all management of the unit, staffing and people who use the service.

You will need to be organised and productive, providing assurance and being assured the service is safe caring responsive effective and well led.

The post holder will need to be a good team player, with excellent communication skills, you will need to be able to support your team on a day today basis, you need to be dynamic with a focus on finding solutions to problems that may arise.

About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country withing easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Job description Job responsibilities

My job makes lives better by leading and managing an inpatient unit and staff team in order to achieve excellent outcomes for the people who use our services, and their carers.

Job Overview

Ensure the service operates in a safe, effective & efficient way as part of the whole system of mental health services. Foster a culture that encourages and enables individuals to have an active role in identifying, planning and meeting their individual needs. Support strategic leadership in relation to service improvement and quality evaluation.

Responsible for the management of the Unit, including staff and budget management.

Qualifications required:

A clinical qualification to degree level or equivalent - RMN

Membership of a professional body (NMC)

Experience required:

3 years post qualification experience

5 years’ experience working with people with MH needs, 2 of which at a band 6 in Adult MH services

Suitable for someone who is passionate and committed and who enjoys managing staff well-being and supporting people who use our services.

Key Responsibilities

· Responsible for managing the Unit Team over a 24 hour period

· Manage the staff budget and any other relevant non-pay budget for the Unit

· Provide management support to staff through appraisal, clinical supervision and continuing professional development

· Ensure a safe environment for people who use services, carers and staff by adhering to relevant health and safety policies; undertaking risk assessments and care plans, and reporting hazards

· Effective communication with internal and external stakeholders

· Ensure that the views of people who use services and their carers are effectively sought to help inform decision-making on the ward

· Responsible for providing the relevant evidence for the annual quality programme and clinical audits; managing complaints and concerns about patient care; developing improvement plans and taking remedial action as required

· Participate in investigatory processes for serious incidents and disciplinaries as required

· Represent the clinical area in agreed Divisional meetings and clinical practice forums

· Participate in personal development opportunities to maintain and develop professional knowledge and skills

· Ensure staff are up to date with statutory and mandatory training within the Trust

· Participate in the weekend on-call rota for staff as required

Clinical Issues and Responsibilities

· Provide Clinical Leadership and overview to ensure planned recovery orientated intervention with a rehabilitation focus are implemented to service users

· Responsible and accountable for standards of care and clinical practice

· Undertake clinical risk assessments and formulate and implement risk reduction strategies

· Promote the physical health and mental wellbeing of people who use our services

· Ensure that the Units team develop, implement and evaluate service-user led programmes of care using a problem-solving approach that ensures the needs of each individual person are met throughout their stay, including detailed arrangements for discharge of the person, and as appropriate, their carer making them central to the planning and decision-making process

· Work effectively with the multi-disciplinary team to maintain efficient channels of communication with all agencies to develop holistic care planning, goal setting and reviews

· Ensure the clinical area is an effective learning environment for student nurses and maintain effective links with education providers, where necessary

· Ensure nursing conduct and practice on the Unit is in accordance with the NMC guidance, Mental Health legislation, and Trust policies

Leadership

· Lead on the setting, monitoring and maintaining of standards of care within the team and will advise on clinical issues which may have a negative effect on the standards of clinical practice being delivered.

· Responsible for their own practice in accordance with their professional body and will take every reasonable opportunity to sustain and develop their professional competence.

· Be a mentor and adviser for students and will work closely with the Clinical Placement Facilitator to ensure that the learning objectives are consistent with the requirements of their educational programs, where applicable

· Provide clinical leadership for a range of clinician’s in their specific area of practice, providing advice on all clinical issues within that service; support clinician’s with updating their relevant knowledge and skills.

· Work closely with the Matron and provide cover in their absence. They may at times have to take on some of the operational management responsibilities should the need arise.

· This will include budgetary responsibilities, signatory for signing time sheet, invoices, mileage forms, Safeguarding Adult issues, annual leave forms

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Qualifications required:
  • A clinical qualification to degree level or equivalent - RMN
  • Membership of a professional body (NMC)
  • Experience required:
  • 3 years post qualification experience
  • 5 years experience working with people with MH needs, 2 of which at a band 6 in Adult MH services
Desirable
  • Experience working in a rehabilitation environment would of benefit but not essential
  • Experience working in a trauma informed manner
Experience Essential
  • Experience working at ward manager level would be of benefit as this is a stand alone service.
  • Experience working in inpatient setting
  • Experience working with chronic mental illness
Desirable
  • Experience with Recovery model
  • Nurse prescriber
Key responsibilities Essential
  • Responsible for managing the Unit Team over a 24 hour period
  • Manage the staff budget and any other relevant non-pay budget for the Unit
  • Provide management support to staff through appraisal, clinical supervision and continuing professional development
  • Ensure a safe environment for people who use services, carers and staff by adhering to relevant health and safety policies; undertaking risk assessments and care plans, and reporting hazards
  • Effective communication with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure that the views of people who use services and their carers are effectively sought to help inform decision-making on the ward
  • Responsible for providing the relevant evidence for the annual quality programme and clinical audits; managing complaints and concerns about patient care; developing improvement plans and taking remedial action as required
  • Participate in investigatory processes for serious incidents and disciplinaries as required
  • Represent the clinical area in agreed Divisional meetings and clinical practice forums
  • Participate in personal development opportunities to maintain and develop professional knowledge and skills
  • Ensure staff are up to date with statutory and mandatory training within the Trust
  • Participate in the weekend on-call rota for staff as required
  • Clinical Issues and Responsibilities
  • Provide Clinical Leadership and overview to ensure planned recovery orientated intervention with a rehabilitation focus are implemented to service users
  • Responsible and accountable for standards of care and clinical practice
  • Undertake clinical risk assessments and formulate and implement risk reduction strategies
  • Promote the physical health and mental wellbeing of people who use our services
  • Ensure that the Units team develop, implement and evaluate service-user led programmes of care using a problem-solving approach that ensures the needs of each individual person are met throughout their stay, including detailed arrangements for discharge of the person, and as appropriate, their carer making them central to the planning and decision-making process
  • Work effectively with the multi-disciplinary team to maintain efficient channels of communication with all agencies to develop holistic care planning, goal setting and reviews
  • Ensure the clinical area is an effective learning environment for student nurses and maintain effective links with education providers, where necessary
  • Ensure nursing conduct and practice on the Unit is in accordance with the NMC guidance, Mental Health legislation, and Trust policies
  • Leadership
  • Lead on the setting, monitoring and maintaining of standards of care within the team and will advise on clinical issueswhich may have a negative effect on the standards of clinical practice being delivered.
  • Responsible for their own practice in accordance with their professional body and will take every reasonable opportunity to sustai

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    325-C9325-22-7752
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