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IDD Service Manager Inpatient and Day Services

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you looking for something new and exciting within the NHS?

Are you looking for a role in a highly rewarding area of work where you can make a real difference?

Can you inspire others to make a difference using a compassionate and collaborative approach?

The Mental Health Specialist Services have an ambitious strategy to deliver excellent community services for people, their families and carers with Intellectual Developmental Disability and you could be part of this.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, talents and ambitious individual to undertake the role of Service Manager of Intellectual Developmental Disability Inpatient, and Day Services

The successful candidate will be passionate and empowering with the ability and skills to enable teams. They will ensure that high standards of patient care and communication are delivered. The successful candidate will have the support and autonomy to innovate and create change to transform Services.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will lead and manage the provision of Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (IDD Inpatient and Day services within the Mental Health Specialist Services Directorate on a day-to-day basis.

The Service Manager will support team leads in formulating plans for the services, providing leadership and ensuring the development of an effective team and service provision and be accountable for the delivery of high-quality service/s.

The post holder will provide overall strategic support to the Operational Manager and deliver the agreed programmes of development and improvement.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes. We have a growing number of ACPs and trainees with increasing opportunities for peer support, teaching, rotational insight visits and networking.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

This role requires an individual with a relevant clinical/or managerial qualification and experience in the management of people and services, to lead, direct and co-ordinate safe, effective, and efficient local services to meet the needs of people with intellectual developmental disabilities.

The Service manager will need to demonstrate and provide strong leadership skills to support Team leads, Clinical Nurse Specialist, MDT and ward team, recognising that staff are NHCT most valuable asset in managing and delivering excellent services.

The role requires extensive experience of managing an in-patient unit for people with intellectual developmental disabilities or mental health. The potholder will require change management skills in order to effectively respond to the complexities of delivering In-patient services for people retained under the MH Act, the transformation of services, maintaining the delivery of high quality services.

Improving the experience of service users, patients, their carers and families, in line with commissioned service specifications will be crucial.

The Service manager will:
  • Participate in the rota for Manager on Call responsibilities when required.
  • Deputise for the Operational Manager.

Person Specification
Contractual Requirements
  • Full driving license with access to a vehicle

  • Degree level qualification with relevant clinical professional qualification and substantial experience or equivalent

  • Management qualification
  • Masters level Qualification

  • Substantial experience at Band 7 or above in Mental Health Services
  • Experience of the management and monitoring of budgets
  • Recruitment and selection, appointing and managing staff
  • Managing people, including setting and monitoring objectives against performance. (Managing under performance)
  • Building effective communication and working relationships with a diverse range of colleagues and agencies
  • Experience of actively working as part of an MDT in order to achieve shared goal
  • Experience of maintaining quality standards in one's own work and encouraging others to do so in theirs
  • Experience of working in an in-patient unit

  • Experience of service improvement initiatives
  • Experience of managing an in-patient unit for people with intellectual developmental disabilities in line with the Transforming Care agenda
  • Experience of managing staff performance and disciplinary issues efficiently
  • Undertaking Investigations

  • Leading on, implementing and monitoring a service transformation and development/change initiative
  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, the Trust's Equality and Diversity principles and values
  • Commitment to service user involvement & engagement
  • Knowledge and awareness of Key Performance indicators for Learning Disability & Autism (Transforming care), Building the Right Support agenda to support the achievement of local and national targets
  • Awareness of policies and procedures in relation to confidentiality, information sharing and child protection

  • Empathetic and psychologically minded
  • Sound judgement and decision making skills
  • Plan, organise and manage change
  • Excellent verbal, written and report writing skills with the ability to communicate at a high level in the organisation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Leadership and management skills
  • The ability to innovate, problem solve and find creative solutions
  • Able to work on own initiative; prioritise and manage workload
  • IT literate

  • Adopting a systematic approach to problem solving, using varied sources of information

  • Management training
  • Supervision Training

  • Evidence of management/leadership training and development

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