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Deputy Ward Manager

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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Profession
Senior Manager
Service
Adult
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Do you have life experience?

Do you consider yourself to be emotionally resilient?

Have you got transferable skills and like working with people?

Are you caring, compassionate, flexible and have excellent communication skills?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 6 to work on Newton Ward, the only Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) within Mersey Care.

The PICU is a dynamic and challenging environment, with a hard-working and dedicated family of staff who strive to provide consistent, high standards of care to the diverse client base that we care for.

The range of skills you can learn and develop while working on the PICU is wide and varied, working in this environment can encourage you to become a dynamic, creative and strong leader as well provide you with the ability to think on your feet, problem solve and manage a challenging setting.

Future aims for PICU include therapeutic and psychological input for clients, this will be driven and provided by the staffing team so staff coming into this role will eventually be provided with additional training that you would not experience working in any of the other local division inpatient wards.

If you think you have what it takes to become part of the PICU team then we would love to hear from you!

Main duties of the job

Can you demonstrate the values of our Trust, Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect and Enthusiasm?

If so look at the opportunity below......

We are looking to recruit a Deputy Ward Manager to join the busy and multi-disciplinary team on Newton Ward.

Successful applicants will be able to support the Ward Manager in ensuring the environment is managed safely and effectively over a 24-hour period.

Ensuring the delivery of high standard of care to Service Users, providing support, supervision and education for colleagues, other professionals and students.

You will be required to provide clinical advice, expertise and leadership to Ward Staff. You will be required to liaise with other professionals and support the Ward Manager in developing the team and acting up as required.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for more details or required skills, duties and responsibilities for this post.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse.
Desirable
  • Evidence of post registration study / continuing professional development
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience at band 5 or above.
  • Evidence of experience of working with people with mental health problems in a variety of health care settings.
Desirable
  • Proven experience of leadership and management
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and non-verbally.
  • Possess excellent listening and negotiation skills.
  • Knowledge of relevant Mental Health legislation.
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Nursing interventions.
  • Knowledge of clinical risk and Health & Safety Management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of NMC guidelines.
  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the concepts of mentorship, preceptorship and supervision and ability to provide education and supervision to qualified and unqualified staff.
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge of the Code of Conduct and the nurses' responsibility to identify gaps in their knowledge base.
Desirable
  • Ability to assist in the process of standard setting and audit.
  • Computer literate.
  • Clinical Leadership skills.
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES Essential
  • Professional attitude.
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to contribute to developing nursing excellence within the ward area.
  • On going post-registration development.


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