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Deputy Ward Manager

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We currently have an exciting upcoming vacancy for 1 x Band 6 Deputy Ward Manager to join our Multi-Disciplinary Team based at our state of the art, purpose built Atherleigh Park Hospital.

We currently have 1 x post based within our award winning 8 bedded Psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU). Priestners Unit provides short term intensive assessment, treatment and support to service users within the GM footprint who maybe experiencing psychiatric crisis and often present with complex mental health needs. Priestners Unit pride themselves on a PBS model of care which successful applicants will be responsible to support in leading the team.

The role has a high emphasis on clinical leadership; ensuring all aspects of care are delivered and maintained at the highest of quality. Positive behaviour support models of care and the reduction of restrictive practices underpins our practice, therefore your knowledge and leadership in this will be essential.

Main duties of the job

Deputy Ward Managers at Atherleigh park are active members of the ward management team, responsible for supporting the Ward Manager in the operational management and leadership of the Ward.

As a Deputy Ward Manager, your responsibilities willbe;
  • Up hold the values of the ward promoting openness, transparency and learning
  • Supervision of junior staff
  • Enthusiastic mentor to new staff, newly qualified nurses and junior staff
  • Oversee certain areas of clinical expertise such as medication management and physical health provision on the ward
  • Support the Ward Manager with HR tasks such as return to works and sickness monitoring
  • Accurate and timely clinical documentation
  • Manage shifts as a nurse in charge
  • Conducting thorough assessments of risks and risk management plans to support incidents on the ward

We are looking for an individual who is resilient, driven and passionate to provide high quality nursing care to our patients, whist supporting the leadership within Atherleigh Park

About us

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Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • NMC registration
  • further study e.g mentor qualification
Experience Essential
  • Post qualifying experience - relevant i.e acutes
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Managing change
  • Managing junior staff
Knowledge Essential
  • Awareness of current best practice and EBP
  • Awareness of national iniatives e.g safewards
Skills Essential
  • Good interpersonal / communication skills
  • Multi Agency working ie MDT
  • Evidence of involving SU and carers in care process
  • Excellent decision making and effective crisis management

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