Ward Manager

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton-in-Ashfield. Nottingham
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
6 Oct 2022

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Senior Manager
Old Age
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) Directorate is looking for a driven, compassionate and dedicated Ward Manager to join its small but extremely effective inpatient team.

Our Directorate has recently had a significant investment to both develop our workforce and furthermore enhance our hospital environment at the Millbrook mental health unit, and the successful applicant with be centrally involved in the decision making to develop a ward environment which enhances patient recovery and treatment specifically for older people.

This is an exciting a rare opportunity to be part of the development and design of a new purpose built ward, shaping the future care environment which will hugely benefit the care and treatment of older people in mental health services for this area.

If you are passionate about improving services and leading a clinical team to an excellent standard then we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

Mental Health Services for Older People is a major provider of specialist mental health services for older people in Nottingham City and the wider county. The service caters to the needs of all people suffering from dementia, regardless of age and those presenting with severe mental health illnesses. Services are provided in an in-patient andcommunity basis and comprise of:
  • In-patient services-
  • Intensive Home Treatment Team
  • Rapid Response Liaison Psychiatry
  • Community Mental Health Teams
  • Memory Assessment Services
  • Working Age Dementia Service
  • Dementia Outreach Services
  • Psychological Therapies

MHSOP upholds the principle of person-centred care and supports staff to provide dignified and respectful care that meets individual needs, supports choice and enhances wellbeing.All services provide a multidisciplinary team approach. We have exciting opportunities for enthusiastic and proactive candidatesto join our busy, well-established multidisciplinary services

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Ward Manager post within the Directorate of Mental Health Services for Older People. This post is based at Millbrook mental health unit, following exciting plans for the development of wards at this site in Sutton-in-Ashfield. The successful applicant will be centrally involved in creating a fantastic environment for both patients and staff during the development phase of this service.

New Ward will be a 1o bedded, mixed gender ward which provides mental health related assessment and individualised recovery focused care packages to older adult service users.

As the Ward Manager you will be overseeing care approaches and systems of delivery. You will be a central figure of providing strong leadership throughout the wider multidisciplinary team ensuring that high standards are maintained and improved upon with the support of the Matron and Service Manager. Staff supervision, performance monitoring, governance issues and CQC compliance are key areas you will be focusing upon.

You must hold a current NMC/HCPC registration and have advanced experience of working with people with complex Mental Health problems; preferably within an inpatient setting. We are seeking a highly motivated and creative individual holding a strong interest in developing both personally and professionally. You will have access to comprehensive clinical and managerial supervision and annual personal appraisal development.

The main responsibilities of the role are:-

To be responsible for the operational management of a ward team which support and promotes the delivery of high quality health service to a diverse group of patients, their families and carers, in accordance with quality practice and procedures.

To provide continuing leadership and development responsibilities ensuring the effective delivery of clinical/evidence based practice by the team in line with the clinical strategy, service specifications and operational & financial parameters.

Person Specification
Contractual Requirements
  • Ability to work to meet the needs of the service (including unsocial hours and bank holidays)
  • Ability to travel between hospital sites to attend meetings and training,

  • 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/HCPC and adheres to the NMC Code. Demonstrates continuing Professional Development within their specialism.
  • Management and Leadership related qualifications

Skills,Training & Development
  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery
  • The ability to deal with and resolve conflict
  • The ability to perform budget management

  • Experience in managing a staff team
  • Experience of utilising leadership to enhance patient care and promote the development of a team

  • 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 leadership methodology and principle of application

  • Awareness of national and local issues impacting of nursing care.

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