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Band 6 Deputy Ward Manager - Dementia and Frailty

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health 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 a passionate mental health professional to work with our older adults and lead our within out Dementia & Frailty ward at the Juniper centre. We are looking for a mental health professional who can provide leadership and mentoring, who will act as a positive role model for junior staff in a manner that positively reflects the philosophy of the service and the values of the organisation. You will be responsible for managing, directing and leading the nursing team with support and guidance from the Ward Manager.

If you have a real understanding of the needs of older people with Mental Health issues and you can bring innovation and change to our services then we want to hear from you. This is a great opportunity to become a specialist in Dementia care and be involved in compassionate care and support. We offer excellent learning and development opportunities. We want to support you in your career and give you options to progress.

Patients and their families will engage with you on a daily basis and are looking to be treated with respect and dignity. We want our nurses to be fully integrated in the mental health and wellbeing of everyone they work with and feel comfortable communicating with different stakeholders.

Main duties of the job

You must have a professional qualification with adequate experience of leadership. It's important that you have an understanding of multidisciplinary services and the challenges that face people with mental health problems. We want to recruit nurses that are passionate about older people's mental health, who believe in our recovery model and who will act as advocates for our patients.

We work on a foundation of honesty and openness, and use our skills and experience to support our patients through their recovery journey(s) whilst working towards their safe discharge .

In return, we will offer you a Leadership and Management Training, Mentorship training, regular management and clinical supervision, continuous professional development and a supportive team to nurture your skills and talent.

You will also be a valued member of the multi-disciplinary team working in collaboration with our service users, their families, and other professionals, internal and external multi-agencies.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification Professional Registration RMN Essential
  • Professional Qualification OT or RMN
  • Post registration experience
  • Experience of working with Older people
  • Leadership experience

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