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Deputy Ward Manager

Employer
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Cambridge
Salary
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Profession
Senior Manager
Service
Adult
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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If you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of an organisation that will help you to develop and achieve your goals in an environment where staff wellbeing matters, then we want to hear from you. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 Mental Health Nurses/AHPs to join our Adult Inpatient Mental Health wards. In return for your commitment and enthusiasm, working within the unique Adult 3-3-3 inpatient system will give you the opportunity to practice a full range of core mental health nursing skills and to also teach, supervise and support colleagues.

About the team: Our adult mental health inpatient ward 3-3-3 model is an innovative redesign of acute mental health inpatient care. Time-limited inpatient pathways for assessment (#3 days), treatment (#3 weeks), and recovery (#3 months) replace traditional acute wards. Mulberry 2 is our 16-bed assessment and treatment ward in Fulbourn and our focus is on providing care which is structured, planned and meaningful in an environment which allows patients to be supported by a range of staff whose main goal is to empower and involve patients and their loved ones in care.

Main duties of the job

About the role: The ideal candidate will have a commitment to teamwork, a sense of accountability, plus an ability to work under pressure. The poster holder will provide quality evidence-based nursing advice, support and care for service users with mental and physical health needs and to their carers within a multidisciplinary setting. They will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care, and will have a working knowledge of local, national policies and legislation which govern current service provision.

The post holder will be responsible for identifying and contributing to the training needs of junior registered and unregistered staff and ensure that issues of equality, diversity and rights are dealt with in accordance with good practice and legislation. They will ensure that effective communication pathways exist, and that they act within their sphere of responsibility, managing the shift in the absence of the Ward Manager or the designated deputy.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities

The poster holder will assist the Ward Manager in the provision of clinical leadership and to be a clinical role model to the 24-hour inpatient team. Acting on behalf of and to deputise, as directed by the Ward Manager in their absence and provide quality evidence based nursing advice, support and care for service users with mental and physical health needs and to their carers within a multidisciplinary setting. Working in conjunction with the Matron to set, maintain and audit clinical standards in adherence to local and national priorities.

The post holder will be responsible for overseeing the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care within agreed parameters, and have a working knowledge of local, national policies and legislation which govern current service provision. The post holder will be responsible for identifying and contributing to the training needs of junior registered and unregistered staff, and ensure that issues of equality, diversity and rights are dealt with in accordance with good practice and legislation. They will ensure that effective communication pathways exist, and that they act within their sphere of responsibility, managing the clinical area in the absence of the Ward.

About the location: CPFT Trust headquarters is located at Elizabeth House, Fulbourn, Cambridge. Our Mulberry wards are located on the Fulbourn site.

Benefits: We offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service. At CPFT we understand the need for our staff to have a healthy work-life balance and our aim is to provide you with a supportive and inclusive environment in which you can thrive. We are committed to providing high-quality, safe, and effective care within services where staff wellbeing is a priority. As a supportive employer, we are happy to discuss flexible working.

Other benefits include: Our staff benefits app is available to download on iPhone and Android, giving our staff easy access to everything from electronic payslips to a wide range of NHS discounts on the High Street. We have an outstanding Staff Wellbeing Service offering 1:1 and/or group support and our new specialist mental health service for staff provides rapid assessment, diagnosis and treatment for moderate to severe mental health conditions, with specialist occupational support.

Our staff benefit from competitive deals to lease cars. Relocation package available if applicable

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse Mental Health (RNMH) or other specialism relating to post such as Registered Nurse Learning Disability (RNLD) or Registered Nurse Children's (RNC)
  • NMC registration Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Mentor qualification / ENB 998 or equivalent
Desirable
  • Post graduate qualification related to ward specialism Additional qualification for specialism
Experience Essential
  • Experience of inpatient services and working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Basic training in the Mental Capacity Act
  • Experience of providing mentorship
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of dealing with service users with complex mental health needs
Desirable
  • Previous experience of undertaking Continuing Care Assessments
  • Experience of developing service user and carer involvement
  • Experience relating to ward specialism
  • Lived experience of mental health needs
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Effective communication skills both verbally and written, including IT literacy (MS Office).
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as a role model, empowering and motivating other team members
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with staff across a wide range of professional and managerial groups
  • Able to offer in-service training to junior colleagues Enthusiastic and has the ability to participate in full rotational shifts
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision Shows appropriate professional and personal boundaries
  • Ability to carry out physical interventions (certain posts only)
  • Ability to use own initiative, to enable contribution to a multi-disiplinary team approach
  • Ability to advocate for the service users and colleagues that your supporting
  • Ability to calmly manage complex and stressful situations, prioritising own work and the work of others Good assertiveness skills
  • Decision making, delegation and problem solving skills
Desirable
  • Ability to present complex information to various audiences
Knowledge & Understanding Essential
  • Thorough understanding of care planning and the Care Programme Approach (where appropriate)
  • Knowledge of physical healthcare needs Commitment to and understanding of evidence based practice
  • Awareness of safeguarding issues and responsibilities under relevant legislation
  • Understanding of the legislation relating to care including - Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Act, Children's Act, Equality Act 2010, Health and Safety Act and the Data Protection Act
  • Knowledge of NICE guidance
  • Basic understanding of needs of service users
  • Positive Behavioural Plans
Physical Requirements Essential
  • Physically able to undertake a demanding role safely, as and when required
Other Essential
  • Willingness to follow instruction but also able to question and challenge
  • To continue your professional development and participate in annual appraisal and the performance management process
  • Interest in enhancing service user engagement
  • Demonstrates an interest in working with this patient group


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310-ASMH-4320465-A
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