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Band 7 Ward Manager - Secure Services, Bristol

Employer
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Location
Bristol
Salary
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Profession
Senior Manager
Service
Prison and Forensic
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Are you a motivated and compassionate leader who is committed to working collaboratively to deliver high quality care?

Secure Services are looking to appoint two Band 7 Ward Managers within Fromeside Medium Secure and Wickham Low Secure.

The successful candidate would be working closely with the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), Modern Matron and an experienced Nursing Team.

There are some exciting pathway developments happening within secure services, so we are looking for an individual who would like experience in change management and implementation.This is anexcitingpersonal developmentopportunityfor the suitable candidate.Our focus is on developing nursing clinical practices in the forensic setting, and improving the patient flow through secure services by cross-working over wards, within that pathway.

This is a demanding and rewarding post where the ward manager is pivotal in ensuring standards and performance are maintained at the highest levels. The person we are looking for should be able to demonstrate key leadership skills to empower the nursing team as they strive to achieve standards of care in line with both the Trust and National guidance.

The interview date will be on Thursday 6th October 2022.

Main duties of the job

This is a demanding and rewarding post where the ward manager is pivotal in ensuring standards and performance are maintained at the highest levels. The person we are looking for should be able to demonstrate key leadership skills to empower the nursing team as they strive to achieve standards of care in line with both the Trust and National guidance.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.

We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Fromeside is an 81-bedded medium secure unit and Wickham is a 31 bedded Low Secure unit. Both secure units are for people with a mental illness who also have a criminal history, or have risks and behaviours that mean they cannot be treated in mainstream mental health services.Fromeside and Wickham provide both short term and longer-term care and we have an ethos of recovery, and service user and carer involvement. We have a service for women and a range of wards for men, supporting those who are acutely unwell through to those preparing for discharge. People returning to life in the community are supported by our community nurses who work alongside mainstream community mental health services.

Job description Job responsibilities

We are currently working hard to develop and improve our services in Secure and we require outward thinking and innovative approaches from our staff whilst remaining committed to maintaining safety and security.

The role will incorporate managing and developing inpatient staff, being involved with clinical complex care reviews and decision-making, championing new ideas and facilitating them into practice. We are also looking for someone motivated and interesting in continuing the reducing restrictive practice work this team has achieved.

This role involves but not limited to:
  • Planning and co-ordinating the quality and management of nursing care, patient care and the clinical environment
  • Roster management
  • Quality improvement objectives
  • Ensuring the ward complies with statutory regulations, current legislation and meets quality standards
  • Responsibility for efficient and effective use of nursing resources


Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current NMC Registration
Experience Essential
  • 5 years post qualifying experience
Desirable
  • Experience of managing other staff


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342-SEC104-0922
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