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Ward Manager Specialist Mental Health Unit

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£37,570 to £43,772 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Ward Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen within local division to manage one of our specialist mental health units.

Heys Court is a 16 bedded Unit for older people with mental health issues who require ongoing rehabilitation/ assessment or support prior to discharge into the wider community setting.

You will be responsible for progressing the service towards clinical excellence, leading a team of multi-professionals in a holistic approach to care rehabilitation and treatment . This opportunity will be both challenging and rewarding, and the successful candidate will receive regular supervision and developmental appraisal, thus enhancing current clinical practice and future career prospects.

This post will suit a pro-active practitioner who wants to make a difference for service users who have a variety of complexities and will be able to lead and motivate nursing staff in the provision of high quality patient focused care.

Applicants should be RN (MH) qualified with experience at Band 6 level or above and have significant demonstrable inpatient/post registration experience, together with evidence of post registration study and continuing professional development.

Main duties of the job

Are you a positive role model who can both lead and manage a team?

Do you have excellent communication and networking skills?

Do you have the drive and commitment to provide high quality care in a supportive environment?

We are currently seeking a confident, proactive professional leader who will contribute to our positive vision for the future. You will need to have excellent interpersonal skills that will enable you to challenge, motivate, influence and inspire your colleagues at all levels, and have an understanding of leading and managing a service.

You will be expected to demonstrate good clinical assessment skills and to ensure a high standard of care is delivered within the Ward.

It is imperative that you can engage with Carer's and outside agencies so that discharge planning is effective and collaborative.

You will be expected to interface and work alongside Local Authority/ CCG and external care providers.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description Job responsibilities

To support the delivery of Perfect Care for the people we serve all staff are expected to consistently demonstrate the Trust values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect and Enthusiasm.

You must be able to work various shift patterns covering a 24 hour period

For further information please contact via e-mail or telephone on 0151 250 6002

interviews planned for 6th May 21

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered mental Health Nurse or appropriate professional qualification.
  • Minimum of 3 years post registration experience within mental health services
  • Evidence of post registration study / continuing professional development.
Experience Essential
  • Proven experience of leadership and management of clinical care within the community setting.
  • Evidence of experience working with older people in a variety of health care settings.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities Essential
  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and non-verbally.
  • Possess good listening and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the concepts of mentorship, preceptorship and supervision and ability to provide education and supervision to qualified and unqualified staff.
  • Knowledge of developments in community care and of health legislation
  • Ability to lead the process of standard setting and audit
  • Computer literate
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Professional attitude.
  • Flexibility
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to contribute to developing nursing excellence within the community team.
Other Essential
  • Access to transport

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