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Deputy Ward Manager

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an innovative nurse to work on Beech Ward an Adult Acute Mental Health Ward as Band 6 Deputy Ward Manager. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who will have the opportunity to work within an experienced team.

You would need to provide leadership, role modelling and clinical skills. We are looking for the post-holders to be motivated, dedicated and flexible to the service. Our ward and wider services benefit from a welcoming, warm, multi-disciplinary team made up of Psychiatrists, Health Care Support Workers, Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Psychologists. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic applicant to become part of an effective working multi-disciplinary team.

You will be required to act as part of the management team in the running of a busy service, providing both clinical and managerial leadership to junior staff.

Main duties of the job

Assume responsibility for care and standards on the ward or within the department you are assigned to;

Work alongside, & support the ward/ Ward Manager in all aspects of their duties, including the delegated budget, maintaining staff records and in the safe use and maintenance of all medical equipment;

Be responsible for facilitating and arranging staff training & professional development;

Ensure all clinical work is conducted within strict clinical governance boundaries at all times;

Represent the ward during relevant meetings & working groups;

Respond quickly and professionally to the rapidly changing situations, incidents & environment you find yourself in;

Assessing & tackling underperformance and/or inappropriate behaviour;

Manage and respond to complaints from patients, carers or relatives in line with the NHS Trust's values & response times;

Provide specialist advice & knowledge when needed to all junior members of staff and nurses;

Consistently aim for proficiency in all aspect of your work;

Ensure all NHS staff work within the relevant Working Time Regulations in the performance of their duties;

Carry out all legal duties by collaborating with the NHS Trust at all material times whilst carry it out all duties that fall under the remit of a Band 6 Nurse.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Boardis one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission isCaring for People, Keeping People Well,and ourvision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal.Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is ourchance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today's illnesses.

Job description Job responsibilities

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification NMC Registration Essential
  • Essential
  • Post Registration Qualification appropriate to speciality
Experiance and Knowledge Essential
  • Post registration experience in adult mental health
  • Practical experience of providing high quality care and exceeding expectations.
  • Experience in providing and receiving supervision
  • Ability to provide highly specialised advice concerning care
  • Psychological interventions
  • Leadership skills (motivating, using initiative, change management).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the multidisciplinary team concept and factors that affect good team working
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop staff through personal development plans
  • Demonstrates the ability to manage work under pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team and independently
  • Flexible to the needs of the service
  • Problem solving

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