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Ward Manager

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An opportunity has arisen to join secure services as a Ward Manager. Working to deliver Secure Mental Health Care to the highest possible standard, applications are invited from experienced nurses to take on the challenging role of Ward Manager.

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is a Community and Mental Health Trust whose services include mental health and substance misuse services to the residents of Lancashire and South Cumbria. The Trust also provides low and medium secure care and forensic services.

Secure Mental Health Care for Lancashire and South Cumbria is provided at Guild Lodge, Whittingham. The service has steadily expanded from it's inception in 1999 and currently has a range of inpatient and community services including 164 beds.

Each of the services has their own model of care and provides bespoke training in addition to the comprehensive Trust and site Induction.

We currently require nurses with at least 12 months experience at Band 6 who have recent, significant experience of working within an inpatient mental healthcare setting. All applicants must have an interest and skills in psychological approaches to working with clients and have a commitment to working collaboratively with clients who may present challenges for engagement

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for line managing and supervising a team of nurses and is directly responsible for the clinical and financial performance of a defined clinical area.

The post holder is also required to ensure the effective management of sickness and absence, leave allocation, disciplinary investigations, complaints and local post incident reviews.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Nurse (RNMH) or Registered Learning Disabilities (RNLD)
Knowledge Essential
  • Able to demonstrate a history of leading on clinical care improvement initiatives. Able to manage change Good interpersonal skills Knowledge of factors affecting secure mental health care and the contemporary mental health agenda Ability to analyse problems, gather relevant information and exercise sound judgement in reaching the most appropriate conclusions Ability to prioritise workload, work at a fast pace and meet deadlines Person Specification Our vision: high quality care, in the right place, at the right time, every time. Good organisational skills, experienced in applying and implementing systems to manage workload Experience of working with and using a variety of models and approaches to care.
Experience Essential
  • At least 12 months at band 6 or above. Recent relevant experience of leading a team and providing care in secure setting

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