Deputy Unit Manager

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
16 Aug 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Due to promotion we have a great opportunity to recruit into our specialist leadership team.

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation, and we'd like you to be part of it!

We are looking to appoint a Band 6 Deputy Unit Manager and if you are an enthusiastic, caring and compassionate registered professional, who is ready for the next stage in their career within a challenging and complex environment then we want to hear from you.

Summersview is a 10 bed mental health rehabilitation unit. The team specialises in supporting people with enduring psychosis through their recovery journey, helping them to reach their optimum & their goals.

The unit has a strong MDT focus consisting of a consultant psychiatrist, RNs, ANP, HCSW's, Occupational therapist, STR worker & Psychologist.

Candidates should have experience in working with clients with enduring mental health problems.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead the team, working closely with the Unit Manager ensuring there is a clear focus on patient centred quality care.

Candidates will be asked to prepare a 10 minute presentation on: How would you engage the team to strive for excellence?

This post will provide an opportunity to work within a Trust that is ambitious to perform well and has been told by the Care Quality Commission that it is the fastest improving Mental Health Trust in the country.

Main duties of the job

To act as a role model & clinical lead influencing and developing all aspects of clinical care within the area and implementing clinical governance plans.

Co-ordinate care delivery, e.g. allocations of named nurse/name worker/care co-ordinator, ensuring continuity of care across shifts, staffing changes & absences etc.

To demonstrate the application of appropriate procedures and standards.

To assist in the general management of the clinical area, this may include specific duties such as responsibilities for completing duty rosters, maintaining staff records or updating supervising systems for monitoring resources (e.g. keys) as agreed with the unit manager.

To ensure that the principles and values of the organisation and of the units operational policy and philosophy are evident in everyday practice.

To develop a culture in which the individual's rights of safety privacy and dignity are actively promoted and interactions are conducted with courtesy and respect.

To establish professional relationships and networks beyond the immediate clinical team, developing and promoting interagency working, contributing to appropriate groups and forums. To actively seek to promote the clinical service both within the Trust and within the wider setting developing positive public relations and engendering confidence in the service.

About us

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it. To excel you will be an enthusiastic, caring and compassionate registered professional who is looking to work within a Trust that is ambitious to perform well and has been told by the Care Quality Commission that it is the fastest improving Mental Health Trust in the Country. Whether you are about to qualify, newly qualified or an experienced practitioner, we want to meet you and discuss the possibility of you joining this great Team.

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience.

Job description Job responsibilities

Oversee the systems that ensure that environment and equipment is in good working order and that remedial action is taken promptly. Conduct necessary auditing & action planning of the same.

Take a proactive approach to hazards that may compromise safe working practice or the safety of any individual, take appropriate immediate action to eradicate hazards or minimise their impact and ensure that reporting procedures are adhered to in respect of this.

Working alongside the unit manager to ensure effective management of the team, dealing with internal conflict, providing support and supervision, arranging de-briefs. Ensuring that structures required for optimum team working are maintained e.g. communication systems, staff meetings.

Deputising for the unit manager in chairing relevant meetings and forums and participating in organisation and planning of away days.

Contribute to the areas clinical governance plans taking an active lead in implementing and managing specific projects and supporting other staff in undertaking their own actions. Promote discussion and involvement in clinical governance to all staff working in the area.

Participate in the management of individual staff members, provide feedback on performance, when necessary take action on any immediate performance issues and/or report as necessary to the unit manager. To have responsibilities for planning and conducting personal reviews with an identified group of staff members.

To have responsibility for specific management or administrative duties as agreed with the unit manager. This may include tasks such as compiling duty rosters, monitoring resources, collating statistical information, developing a training profile or managing staff absence.

In the absence of the unit manager, determine the most effective solutions to problems, based upon resources, relevant guidance, knowledge of the clinical area and clinical priorities, seeking guidance from senior staff where necessary. Ensure that decisions are communicated within the team and acted upon.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Valid registration with professional body Evidence of CPD relevant to the clinical area NVQ Assessor/Practise Assessor or working towards it
Experience Essential
  • Previous experience within band 5 role Demonstrate the ability to co-ordinate all aspects of care needs and be able to carry out tasks without direct supervision Demonstrate to other staff procedures and practices

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