Ward Manager

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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Senior Manager
Learning Disability
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Ward Manager - Orion Unit

Are you an experienced Nurse or Allied Health Professional looking for a rewarding role, maybe the next step in your career ?

If you are looking to join an energetic and vibrant organisation that truly makes a difference to people's lives on a daily basis, we would like to hear from you.

Intellectual Developmental Disability Services are looking for a Ward Manager to join our team. Whether you're coming from an NHS or private hospital we'll give you time to use your skills - and help you build a fulfilling career. Our focus at all times is on ensuring that our patients receive high quality treatment and care, delivered by a multi-disciplinary staff team who are valued and enabled to be their best.

You will be a crucial member of our multi-disciplinary team, ensuring the effective management of the ward and the services delivered at the Orion Unit in conjunction with the leadership team. We provide access to career development opportunities, including a wide range of courses that will help you grow and succeed. If you have the aspiration, capability and dedication, we can give you the support and opportunities to help you achieve your career goals.

Main duties of the job

As an MH/Learning Disability Registered Nurse, or qualified HCPC Allied Health Professional you will have extensive experience gained in a similar environment and recent experience in a senior position. Your ability to solve problems and think both literally and laterally will enable you to coach and support others in your team. We encourage sharing of best practice across our site to develop your skills and take advantage of our excellent clinical leadership knowledge.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

The Orion Unit is an 8 bedded inpatient service for adults with an Intellectual Disability and complex mental health difficulties and / or challenging behaviours that cannot be met within the community. Patients are cared for in the least restrictive setting possible, but within a service which is robust and structured enough to meet their ongoing needs and risks.

The service ensures people lead meaningful lives, where they have choice and control, accessing mainstream services and facilities, engaging in work and training, leisure opportunities, hobbies and areas of personal interest. The Orion Unit encourages people to be as independent as possible with the long-term aim of people moving onto a more independent living setting.

We offer specialist support tailored to the individual drawing flexibly on a broad range of models and interventions working with a highly skilled MDT. The Unit helps and cares for people in times of crisis, difficulty and distress; effectively collaborating between professionals, the person, their family and networks that support them. Working alongside community colleagues and receiving services.

There is access to career development opportunities, including a wide range of courses that will help you grow and succeed. If you have the aspiration, capability and dedication, we can give you the support and opportunities to help you achieve your career goals.

See separate Job Description and Person Specification for main roles and responsibilities for this position.

Person Specification
Qualifications - Academic / Craft / Professional
  • Professional Qualification (Mental Health/Learning Disabilities) plus further specialist knowledge/post registration experience to diploma level or equivalent underpinned by theory within physical healthcare or other formal training.
  • Maintain current registration with the NMC and adheres to the NMC Code.
  • Demonstrates continuing Professional Development within their specialism.
  • Management and Leadership qualification and experience.

  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery.

  • Demonstrate satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding.

  • The ability to deal with and resolve conflict.

  • Advanced knowledge of the principals of medication management and concordance.
  • Knowledge of education of others and identification of training requirements.
  • Advanced knowledge of the Care Programme Approach, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty and Safeguarding etc.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments.
  • Knowledge of the nursing 6 C's.

  • Awareness of national and local issues impacting of nursing care.
  • Knowledge of management theories.

  • Demonstrate leadership and management skills and qualities.

  • A high level of emotional intelligence.

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