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Ward Manager Functional (MHSOP)

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£41,659 to £47,673 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit a Ward Manager of our Functional ward, within the Mental Health Services for Older People Directorate. We are looking for experienced mental health nurses with significant experience in Older People's Mental Health settings and experience at Band 6 or above.

This is an exciting opportunity for innovative, dynamic and enthusiastic individuals to develop their leadership and management skills. These posts will allow you to motivate, develop and encourage your teams to provide the highest standards of care.

The Ward Manager position is vital in defining and shaping the team and the service, therefore team building and clinical leadership skills are all requirements for these rewarding and challenging posts.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for someone who will exercise 24-hour accountability for the management of the ward/clinical area, to include leading and developing the core nursing establishment in the delivery of compassionate, high quality, effective, patient-centred nursing care; and providing fair, honest and measured people management.

Provide visible, professional nursing leadership, support, supervision and guidance (in line with NMC standards), expert clinical advice and undertake management and monitoring activities in line with legal and professional requirements, statutory rules and UHB policies relating to evidence based practice

Be responsible for the efficient management of the ward/clinical area budget, effectively deploying the nursing team and utilising the allocated resources and raising any financial expenditure concerns to appropriate personnel in a timely manner.

Work and communicate effectively as a member of the senior clinical and nursing leadership team for the directorate/service, collaborating with other Sister/Charge Nurses and Senior Nurse,

Create and promote a learning culture within the clinical area to support the professional growth and development of all nursing staff, students and (as appropriate) members of the multi-disciplinary team.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Boardis one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission isCaring for People, Keeping People Well,and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • NMC Registered MH Nurse
  • Degree
  • Pertinent postgraduate qualification or willingness to study towards
  • Masters degree/willingness to work towards
  • Recognised Management Qualification
Experience Essential
  • Proven and relevant experience at Band 6
  • Proven post-registration experience and evidence of coordinating and managing a team of staff
  • Experience of effective staff management
  • Experience of running a ward/ area/department
  • Experience of mentoring pre- registration nursing/midwifery students
  • Understanding of financial and resource management processes
  • Experience of working in a Band 7 role
  • Experience of leading a team
Skills Essential
  • Able to demonstrate an awareness of professional issues and developments
  • Excellent (verbal/listening/written) communication skills
  • Good knowledge of information governance/data protection requirements
  • Ability to delegate and prioritise work
Knowledge Essential
  • Appropriate experience within specialty and able to demonstrate sound knowledge of relevant specialty
  • Advanced clinical skills
  • Evidence of effectively implementing change in the clinical practice
  • Evidence of commitment to and understanding of mentorship/reflection/clinical supervision.
  • Evidence of research and audit work
  • Sound knowledge of HR policies

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