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Band 6 Deputy Ward Manager - Grove Avenue

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The post holder will be responsible for:
  • Supporting the Manager in dealing with day-to-day operational issues on the unit.
  • The management of the clinical area in the absence of the manager.
  • 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.
  • Ensuring the promotion of issues of equality diversity and rights in accordance with good practice and legislation.
  • Ensuring effective communication pathways exist.
  • Maintain effective recording system for training, prioritise unit needs and allocate staff.
  • Assist the manager in developing a robust training plan for all qualified and unqualified staff. Also to support the non acute inpatients training programme.
  • Organising and facilitating adhoc training and other training events within the NAIPS units.
  • Ensuring all staff are compliant with trust policy in respect of mandatory and non-mandatory training.
  • Participation in the review process by offering staff pre review focus sessions to identify training deficits and future needs.
  • Facilitating regular audits to monitor and improve clinical practice.

Main duties of the job

  • 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.
  • Responsible for participating in the setting of quality standards, including the monitoring and reviewing in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy.
  • Responsible for ensuring the postholder understands and meets their professional role and responsibilities under the Care Programme Approach and current child protection and adult protection legislation..
  • Responsible for ensuring that the requirements of the Mental Health Act 1983 are observed, adhered to and implemented.
  • Responsible for the promotion of carer and service user involvement within the service and for its provision.
  • 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.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Registered Nurse Mental Health
  • A1 Assessor for NVQ Assessor

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