Ward Manager

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year p.a.
Closing date
17 Aug 2022

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Senior Manager
Old Age
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are seeking an experienced, motivated and inspiring clinician to lead this busy and skilled Older People's Organic Mental Health Ward located at Alderney Hospital, Poole, Dorset.

Herm Ward is a female ward with 23 beds, providing a high quality of care and treatment for patients who need assessment and treatment for the behavioural, psychological and physical symptoms related to dementia. The ward team are highly motivated and experienced in providing a person centred approach with an emphasis on therapeutic stimulation and diverse interventions.

Main duties of the job

As Ward Manager, you will have responsibility for the provision and management of high quality nursing care, using evidence based treatment plans for patients, in conjunction with other professions through the agreed multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment/care plans.

The successful candidate will possess demonstrable strong clinical leadership skills , experience of working in Older People's Mental Health and be able to demonstrate a supportive and empathetic approach to patients and carers. They will have excellent communication and organisational skills, be able to influence at senior level and have hands-on experience of working with challenging behaviours and a wide range of mental health and physical health problems.

We would also like you to be committed in the pursuit of excellence and promoting a high quality of care and the delivery of key local and national outcomes. You will be supported in your role by the Acute Inpatient Service Manager for Older People's Mental Health and the Head of High Acuity Mental Health Services.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification Knowledge, skills and training Essential
  • Managerial skills and evidence of completed training
  • Ability to integrate theory and practice at a highly developed level
Job specific experience Essential
  • Experience at Clinical Leader band 6, experience of working towards Band 7 role
  • Experience of Working within Older People's Mental Health Services.
  • Experience of providing leadership.
Managerial/supervisory experience Essential
  • Experience of providing and receiving clinical supervision
Personal Qualities/Attributes Essential
  • Ability to manage and lead a team or equivalent sphere of clinical practice.
  • Ability to work and communicate across multi-agencies.

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