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Deputy Ward Manager - Recruitment Bonus

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Fulbourn, Cambridge
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The permanent posts are eligible for a £3000 New Hire Bonus. An initial payment of £1000 will be paid in the first 1 month and a final payment of £2000 will be paid 1 year after your start date. Please see attached New Hire Bonus Terms & Conditions.

We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 Deputy Ward Manager to join the Darwin Centre for Young People based in Ida Darwin Hospital, Fulbourn, Cambridge.

The 12 bedded unit is nationally commissioned through NHS England and provides assessment and treatment for young people aged 12-17 years old with a variety of mental health problems, many of which occur in the context of a trauma background. The unit provides DBT skills to the young people and works on an AMBIT Mentalization model.

Main duties of the job

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. Take a safeguarding lead role working in collaboration with local authorities social care teams and CPFT safeguarding.

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 Manager.

The post holder will be responsible for taking a lead safeguarding role on the unit.

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.
  • To be responsible for supervising the role of the named nurses in relation to care planning within the clinical area.
  • To be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the evidence-based care required, including health promotion for a named service user/group ensuring it meets Trust timescales.
  • To participate in the setting and implementation of quality standards, with particular reference to QNIC essential standards, including the monitoring and reviewing in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy. Utilising the data available such as learning from incidences and complaints.
  • To ensure the post holder understands and meets their professional role and responsibilities under the Care Programme Approach.To ensure that the requirements of the Mental Health Act 2007 are observed, adhered to and implemented.
  • To encourage recovery, discovery and independence, taking into account risk assessment and management.
  • To be responsible for establishing therapeutic relationships with service users, and the implementation of evidence based therapeutic interventions with appropriate boundaries in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Councils professional code of conduct.
  • To ensure the provision of social/therapeutic activities for service users.
  • To be responsible for the safe custody and administration of medicines in accordance with all medicine policies and ensure compliance is maintained.
  • To respect and value the different therapeutic approaches within the multi-disciplinary team but ensure that the agreed philosophy approach is adopted and followed.
  • To ensure that accurate and timely written records are kept which comply with the Trust policy and NMC guidance, reporting on any issues as appropriate.
  • To ensure that they comply with current good practice in informing/updating all members of the multi-disciplinary team, their colleagues, service users and appropriate others of changes involving current nursing care plans, progress, mental state and psychosocial factors in line with best practice.

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)
  • Post graduate qualification related to ward specialism
  • Additional qualification for specialism
  • Practice assessor/supervisor qualification
Experience Essential
  • Experience of inpatient services and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Basic training in the Mental Capacity Act
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of dealing with service users with complex mental health needs
  • Experience working with young people who have experienced trauma.
  • 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
  • Previous experience in referring children/families to social care/ early help.
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 minimal supervision
  • Shows appropriate professional and personal boundaries
  • Ability to carry out physical interventions
  • Ability to use own initiative, to enable contribution to a multi -disciplinary team
  • Ability to present complex information to various audiences' approach
  • Ability to advocate for the service users and colleagues that you are 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
  • 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
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
  • An understanding of the needs of adolescent service users
  • An understanding of attachment disorder and trauma informed care
  • The Trust's 7C's and Respect Enable Values (REV) initiative expectations
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 age group

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