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Ward Manager

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Haywards Heath
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Ever wanted to gain experience in CAMHS services? We are looking for a ward manager to join our compassionate and friendly in-patient team within our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

This is an exciting developmental opportunity to gather experience of a Band 7 Team Leader role, in order to assist your future career progression.

You will receive a full induction to the team leader role and will work alongside the inpatient Matron to develop your skills, knowledge and experience in this role.

You will have the opportunity to develop skills in a number of areas, including managing and leading a team; involvement in clinical decision making with the MDT; monitoring standards of care and addressing deficits that may arise; involvement in ward-based QI project; reviewing incidents and patient/carer feedback.

We have an experienced team and work collaboratively with eating disorder services, paediatric wards and our school which we have on-sight, so our young people have access to educational services.We want you to be a part of our upcoming projects to help continue to strive for more success.

Main duties of the job

If you have not previously worked in CAMHS, don't worry! Many of your skills from other acute settings will be transferable and we will provide training to meet any learning needs identified in your appraisal.

We are looking for a positive, resilient, compassionate, enthusiastic individual with highly-developed organisational and interpersonal skills to lead our ward team in delivering an exceptional standard of care to our patients.

The successful candidate will have the interest and aptitude to develop their managerial and leadership skills whilst running a busy ward.

You will be closely supported by our Clinical Nurse Specialist, Matron, Nurse consultant and general manager, in order to lead the nursing team in maintaining high standards of care, providing evidence based practice, and implementing practice development initiatives.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

About us

Chalkhill Hospital is a modern, 16 bedded unit located in Haywards Heath, West Sussex. We offer a unique and rewarding experience supporting young people to recover at a critical time in their development so they have the best chance to succeed in life.

We are fortunate to be located 20 minutes from Brighton and the seaside, close to the Sussex Downs National Park and just a short train ride away from London. The opportunity to relax outdoors has been invaluable to staff during the pandemic.

We receive consistent feedback from both substantive and temporary staff that we are a really compassionate,friendly and fun team to work with so, come and join us!

We'd love you to join an organisation that is rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the Care Quality Commission. Our staff agree, with 82% of people in our recent staff survey telling us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Other key staff survey results include:

70% highlighting flexible working opportunities as a key point for satisfaction at work

79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work within their team

77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles

This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

Job description Job responsibilities

To be responsible for the management and leadership of a team of health professionals providing care over a 24-hour period including responsibility for assessment planning, implementation and evaluation of care for the patients within their sphere of responsibility

To provide effective leadership and management to staff which promotes high performance standards both individually and as a team, in the achievement of the Trusts objectives and priorities.

To deliver a service within the agreed budgets and resources ensuring maximum value in terms of clinical and cost effectiveness.

At all times supporting the Trust reputation and that of all senior colleagues, maintaining a positive attitude with strong commitment to results

You will work across both our Health Based Place of Safety (for young people detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act) and our 16 bedded in-patient ward. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in crisis management and will build excellent working relationships with our partners in the emergency services, crisis and home treatment teams, and community teams. You will be able to network and share practice initiatives with colleagues from our adult acute services who manage other Health Based Place of Safety facilities within the Trust.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Educated to degree/ diploma level with a relevant qualification or equivalent experience
  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience of acute care in the care group and demonstrable achievement in clinical practice
  • Experience of providing professional support/supervision and motivation of staff
  • Understanding of Health and Social Care Governance
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Previous experience in similar role

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