Ward Manager

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
1 Oct 2022

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Senior Manager
Eating Disorders
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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Are you looking for a career supporting people recover from an eating disorder?Would you like to be part of a dedicated team committed to helping service users and their carers in the recovery journey?

This permanent post is based on the Haldon, an inpatient ward for eating disorder in Exeter.

You will be a registered professional with experience of working with eating disorders, and keen to move into a more senior post providing line supervision of junior staff.

We encourage applications from people who wish to work on a flexible basis, recognising that flexibility may mean a range of different working patterns and hours, we do our utmost to work with our staff to meet their needs and the needs of our service users.

Main duties of the job

To provide leadership and management to the ward and clinical team

To provide evidenced based professional support and advice to the multi-disciplinary team

To lead and promote education and staff development for the continued professionalgrowth of the team members and students

To ensure the delivery of high standards of nursing care in accordance with evidencebased professional practice, policies and procedures

Ensure legislation policies and procedures are implemented and staff have access tothese and an understanding of their use

Manage allocated budget ensuring resources are efficiently and effectively used andmaintained

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health & learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Employer.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be based on the eating disorders ward in Exeter.

You will have access to regular supervision, support and a range of training opportunities to foster your own professional development.

Please see further details in attached job description.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registration as an RMN
  • Demonstrates evidence of ongoing continuous professional development
  • Relevant Degree or Diploma or equivalent experience
  • Training / Teaching qualification i.e. Mentors 998
Experience Essential
  • Experience of leading, supporting and developing teams
  • Clinical understanding of issues relating to the care of people with an Eating Disorder
  • Experience of providing supervision and support to staff and students
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Recognise performances issues on the ward and how to address them
  • Motivated to promote highest standards in a changing service

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