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Deputy Ward Manager Dementia Assessment Unit

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Senior Manager
Old Age
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking to recruit people with a genuine interest in working at our Dementia Assessment Unit within our Older Peoples Inpatient Setting. Applicants should be caring and self motivated, works well in a team and understands the importance of maintaining good quality care to achieve the best outcomes for patients.

Our qualified Nurses within Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust are supported to provide the highest possible care, with access to training and development, with many being offered the opportunity to support their learning with post registration training opportunities so we welcome all applicants.

It's an exciting time at Mersey Care as we continue to develop the highest quality services, supported by cutting edge innovation and research.

Shortlisting is planned for 8th August 2022

Interviews are planned for 12th August 2022

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 Merseycare sole Dementia Assessment Unit.

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.

You will be expected to have a major role in the capacity and flow of the ward.

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.
  • 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.
  • Proven experience of leadership and management
  • Previous Experience of working with Dementia
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.
  • Ability to assist in the process of standard setting and audit.
  • Computer literate.
  • Clinical Leadership skills.
  • Professional attitude.
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to contribute to developing nursing excellence within the ward area.
  • On going post-registration development.

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