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Deputy Ward Manager **Recruitment Bonus**

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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**£3,000 New Hire Recruitment Bonus**

The permanent posts are eligible for a £3000 New Hire Bonus. An initial payment of £1000 will be paid in the first 1 month and a final payment of £2000 will be paid 1 year after your start date. Please see attached New Hire Bonus Terms & Conditions.

The ideal candidate will have a commitment to teamwork, a sense of accountability, plus an ability to work under pressure. The post holder will provide quality evidence-based nursing advice, support and care for service users with mental and physical health needs and to their carers within a multidisciplinary setting.

You will be responsible for leading on the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care on night shifts, and will have a good level of knowledge of local, national policies and legislation which govern current service provision.

The post holder will be responsible for identifying and contributing to the training needs of junior registered and unregistered staff and ensure that issues of equality, diversity and rights are dealt with in accordance with good practice and legislation.

You will ensure that effective communication pathways exist, and act within your sphere of responsibility, leading the shift in the absence of the Clinical Nurse Specialist, Ward Manager or the designated deputy.

Main duties of the job

Our adult mental health inpatient ward 3-3-3 model is an innovative redesign of acute mental health inpatient care. Time-limited inpatient pathways for assessment (#3 days), treatment (#3 weeks), and recovery (#3 months) replace traditional acute wards.

Oak 1 is our 16-bed assessment and treatment ward in Peterborough. Our focus is on providing care which is structured, planned and meaningful in an environment which allows patients to be supported by a range of staff whose main goal is to empower and involve patients and their loved ones in care.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To be responsible for supervising the role of the named nurses in relation to care planning within the clinical area.
  • 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 ensuring it meets Trust timescales.
  • To participate in the setting of quality standards, including the monitoring and reviewing in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy. Utilising the data available such as learning from incidences and complaints.
  • To ensure the post holder understands and meets their professional role and responsibilities under the Care Programme Approach.
  • To ensure that the requirements of the Mental Health Act 2007 are observed, adhered to and implemented.
  • To be responsible for the promotion of carer and service user involvement within the service and for its provision. To encourage recovery, discovery and independence, taking into account risk assessment and management.
  • To be 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.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse Mental Health (RNMH) or other specialism relating to post such as Registered Nurse Learning Disability (RNLD) or Registered Nurse Children's (RNC)
  • Mentor qualification / ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Additional qualification for specialism
  • Post graduate qualification
Experience Essential
  • Basic training in the Mental Capacity Act
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of inpatient services and working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of dealing with service users with complex mental health needs
  • Experience of developing service user and carer involvement
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with staff across a wide range of professional and managerial groups.
  • Able to offer in-service training to junior colleagues.
  • Effective communication skills both verbally and written, including IT literacy (MS Office).
  • Ability to advocate for the service users and colleagues that your supporting
  • Decision making, delegation and problem solving skills
  • Ability to present complex information to various audiences
Knowledge and Understanding Essential
  • Thorough understanding of care planning and the Care Programme Approach (where appropriate)
  • Knowledge of NICE guidance
  • Understanding of the legislation relating to care including, Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of, Liberty Safeguards Act, Children's Act, Equality Act 2010,

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