Are you a leader looking to thrive within a busy acute ward? We are seeking a permanent, full time (compressed hours can be considered) Ward Manager to lead Beechlydene Ward, which is a 21 bed mixed acute ward at Fountain Way Hospital in Salisbury, Wiltshire.
Beechlydene is one of 2 mental health wards in Wiltshire which supports people and their families who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness that cannot be managed in the community.
Beechlydene aims to work collaboratively with people and their loved ones to provide individualised care and treatment plans.
You will act as a Clinical Leader ensuring the care people receive is of the highest standard and in line with evidence based best practice for those receiving Inpatient care for acute mental illness. You will work closely alongside the ward consultant to lead the Multidisciplinary team having clinical and operational oversight of the ward.
We are looking for a Registered Mental Health Nurse with clinical and leadership experience. The post holder willhave the ability to network and establish and maintain positive working relationships and work in innovative ways.
Main duties of the job
To deliver operational management, clinical leadership and supervision to designated team of staff within the Unit, making best use of resources at all times.
Managing staff performance and development.
Oversight for the overall patient care.
Inspiring and driving the nursing team.
Working with service users and their family's to ensure their needs are met.
Participating in trust Governance structure to ensure safe and up to date practice.
Supporting the Trust to manage flow for the local population.
Supporting clinical decision making for complex presentations.
We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust)a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.
We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.
Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.
At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.
Job description Job responsibilities
Clinical Practice ManagementTo act as a Clinical Leader with continuing clinical responsibility for designated clinical areas, ensuring that services provide high quality evidence-based nursing assessment, care planning, interventions andevaluations for patients.
This will include:
Confidential, sensitive and comprehensive, person-centred mental health nursing assessment that includes a Risk Assessment and CPA to people who present with mental health problems.
Contributing to the professional development and the clinical supervision of team members on a formal and regular basis to maintain and develop quality standards of practice in accordance with appropriate professional guidelines, Trust Policies and level of responsibility of the post.
Assess and monitor service provision against CQC standards (e.g. healthcare, associated infection control, health and safety, catering and food hygiene, fire safety and emergency planning) and contribute to the development of services that meet these standards.
Enable service users by providing accurate and appropriate information, offering choices and involving them as fully as possible in the care process.
To demonstrate a working knowledge of the key elements of relevant Mental Health Legislation.
Ensure the ordering, storage, administration and disposal of medication complies with relevant Trust and legislative guidance e.g. NMC Standards for Medicines Management 2010, Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and MHA (1983).
Demonstrating knowledge, experience and competence specific to the area of practice.
Enabling staff to use evidence-based strategies and person-centred/psychosocial interventions in the care and treatment of people with mental health problems.
Leading by example, motivating and empowering others and promoting positive attitudes, mutual understanding and collaboration between all services involved in the care process.
To provide a source of information on how to best meet the mental health needs of service users and their carers.
Pursue legitimate patient concerns, resolving problems on their behalf in an efficient and effective manner.
Ensure that all staff have access to, and are familiar with all clinical and other policies and procedures operational within the Trust.
Teaching, Education & Health Promotion
To use the Practitioners specialist skills, knowledge and resources to co-ordinate learning opportunities for staff within designated areas.
This will include:
Regular provision of advice and training to staff.
Contribute to the provision of an appropriate learning environment for pre- and post- registered students, novice practitioners, and new team members. This may include formal teaching sessions.
Evidence of promotion of positive attitudes towards mental health.
To contribute to a culture of learning within the designated clinical areas.
Continuing Professional Development
To maintain and develop professional knowledge, skills and expertise to ensure that own clinical practice remains evidence based, is current and responsive to meet changing patient and NHS service needs, as outlined in the NHS Plan (2000).
Implement all legal rules, statutory regulations and professional responsibilities relating to practice outlined in the NMC's 'The Code': Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics for Nurses and Midwives.
Take responsibility for post-registration education and for continuing professional development as outlined in NMC Standards.
Actively participate in regular clinical supervision from an identified Senior Practitioner, as identified in Trust Clinical Supervision Policy.
To be aware of the need for appropriate management support and supervision from the line manager, and to maintain records of these meetings.
To maintain Health and Safety in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974).
Implement the Clinical and Personnel Policies and Procedures of AWP Trust.
Maintain up to date knowledge of relevant medicines, related medication management issues in line with the appropriate NMC standards and Trust policy, and ensure that staff also work within these guidelines.
Finance and Workforce
To manage all budgets within the post holders sphere of control and make best use of available workforce resources based on agreed staffing models.
To agree and manage all pay and non pay budgets for area of responsibility.
To work with the Modern Matron to monitor all SLA activity and ensure specified standards are met.
To manage any staffing resources in line with AWP best practice guidance
To contribute to the review of staffing resource and skill mix, ensuring that service provision is both safe and therapeutic.
Develop staff rosters in line with AWP guidance utilizing electronic rostering systems (healthroster)
Monitor record and manage staff attendance as detailed in Trust Policy and procedure, and to take appropriate action.
To ensure structured appraisal systems are in place for all staff.
Take part in initial investigations of staff disciplinary issues.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- NMC registered nurse (RMN)
- Work at band 6 within inpatient services
- Clear record of ongoing continuing professional development
- Evidence of ability to assess , plan, implement, and evaluate resident care and act accordingly if untoward changes occur
- Experience of running medication rounds, and the safe administration and disposal of drugs
- Keeping accurate, relevant records
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