Deputy Ward Manager

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Oct 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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It's an exciting time to join us at Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust. We are looking for a Band 6 Mental Health and Learning Disability Nurse to join us in our inpatient services and take on the role of Deputy Ward Manager.

At LSCFT we will support you in your personal and career development. You will have access to lifelong learning with a great range of training opportunities including a comprehensive preceptorship, leadership and coaching.

We are seeking a confident individual who are keen to contribute to the delivery of high quality nursing care and service development. You should have a strong interest of working with patients with mental health needs and substantial experience of working in a challenging environment. You should have a high level of resilience and patience and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to demonstrate a warm, patient centred approach to care.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for caring, empathetic, enthusiastic individuals who have a passion to improve the lives of our patients. This role will be to provide care and support to patients who require mental health interventions, guidance or monitoring.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate effective leadership skills and engage in multi-disciplinary team working. You will be expected to facilitate and coordinate the delivery of a mental health service, taking a lead in, and supporting the ward teams with complex patient care, for those with mental health needs. You will have direct line management and supervision responsibilities providing support and leadership to junior staff whilst taking on the role of mentor/assessor as well as deputising for the ward manager as and when needed.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oRegistered Mental Health Nurse (RNMH)
  • oPreparation of mentors certificate, ENB 998, or equivalent
  • oEvidence of continuing professional development
Knowledge Essential
  • oThorough knowledge of the mental health act 1983
  • oAn understanding of, and an ability to performance manage junior staff
  • oDemonstrates knowledge of ward manager responsibilities and capability to act in the role in the absence of same
  • oDemonstrate knowledge and experience of quality and audit
Experience Essential
  • oExperience of team building and practice development
  • oAbility to conduct management supervision
  • oExcellent clinical intervention skills
  • oExperience of working within mental health services at band 5
  • oAn ability to undertake control and restraint training

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