Deputy Ward Manager/Charge Nurse

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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As a Deputy Ward Manager on Blossom ward, you are a role model, leader and experienced clinician. You have opportunities for management responsibilities, to develop your clinical leadership and maintain your hands-on nursing skills.

We are a 15 bedded female Medium Secure and Forensic ward. We support our service users on their individual pathways through a multi-disciplinary approach. We are are a motivated and responsive team managing an ever-changing environment.

The Hellingly Centre is a Secure Hospital, comprising of three Medium Secure Wards and one Low Secure Ward. Situated in rural East Sussex, close to Hailsham, Eastbourne and Lewes, we enjoy the benefits of both beautiful countryside and the convenience and amusements larger town links provide.

As a Band 5 or 6 Nurse at Hellingly, you will receive:o £2k Golden Hello Payment or relocation supporto Additional 5% Salary Premiumo First year pin paid for newly qualified nurseso Additional £4 per hour for bank shifts

Main duties of the job

As a Deputy Ward Manager, you will;- Uphold our core values of openness, transparency and learning- Supervise and mentor new/ junior staff and newly qualified nurses- Oversee areas of clinical expertise such as medication management and physical health provision- Support the Ward Manager with HR tasks- Maintain accurate and timely clinical documentation- Conduct assessments of risks and risk management plans to support incidents on the ward

You will be working with service users who have committed criminal offences, but have often also been victims themselves. Service users regularly experience stigma for both mental health and offending history, so our role is to develop trusting and safe relationships which balance being collaborative and supportive with sound risk management skills. No two days are the same; while we have structure and set boundaries, there is always a need to be able to adapt to what is a dynamic ward environment.

About us

Working in the Forensic Healthcare Services:Forensic mental health is a unique and fascinating field which provides both challenge and opportunity .

Being curious, creative, self-aware and assertive are important skills that you will build on, as you are often required to think 'outside the box'.

We play a crucial part in supporting and advocating service users towards recovery, while maintaining the legal requirements within the MHA and of public protection.

Our Trust:We provide mental health and learning disability care for all ages across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

We'd love you to join our organisation, rated 'good' overall and 'outstanding' for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, with 82% recognising patient care as our top priority in our staff survey.Other key survey results include:o 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work within their teamo 77% identifying the opportunities to show initiative in their roles

Job description Job responsibilities

To be a successful Deputy Ward Manager on Blossom Ward you will be:- A qualified nurse, registered on the NMC (We encourage student nurses who are due to qualify to apply and interview with us)- Passionate about improving the lives of individuals who are being held within the criminal justice system- Understanding that this is a challenging but hugely rewarding work setting- Working a mixture of shifts including Long Days (07:00 19:30) and Nights (19:00 07:30)It would also be advantageous if you:- Have experience working in a management or leadership role

Development and TrainingWe are committed to investing in staff and offer regular quality supervision, reflective practice, in-depth training and development opportunities.The Forensic Healthcare Service supports nurses to undertake both academic and professional development opportunities including nurse prescribing, advanced clinical practice and multi-professional responsible clinicians. We are keen to offer staff the support to progress through a clinical career pathway and have nurses undertaking MSc programs and degree modules.

Hellingly Centre is a member of Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services. QNFMHS benchmarks via peer reviews, creating opportunities for qualified staff to become certified peer reviewers for nationwide forensic services.

Additional Incentives T&Cs:- Golden Hello: This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

We are also aware that nationally there is a current shortage of RMNs which is why we want you to choose us. We have introduced the Hard to Recruit and Retain Premia for our band 5 and band 6 nurses. This supplement will follow the principles of Agenda for Change and will be based on the Fringe Allowance, which is 5% of salary or a minimum of £1066 and a maximum of £1,845.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional qualification
  • Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Significant post qualifying experience relevant to the care group
  • Experience of working alongside people with severe mental health problems particularly in their acute phase of illness
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
  • Experience of working within the CPA process
  • Understanding of clinical governance

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