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Ward Manager

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Senior Manager
Learning Disability
Band 7
Full Time
Exciting opportunities have arisen for a Ward Manager to join our Medium Secure Autism Ward The Northdale Centre within Secure Inpatient Services at Roseberry Park Hospital in Middlesbrough.

The post is a 12 month fixed term contract. In the event that permanent funding is secured for this post the successful applicant will be confirmed in post on a permanent basis.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will need to have a genuine desire to improve the lives of Autistic individuals within in secure services and will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of issues relating to Autism, risk assessment, safety and preventing harm and should understand the importance of collaboration and service user involvement on recovery. The successful candidate will demonstrate skills in collective leadership and compassionate focused care.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

We fully embrace the Key Principles of Valuing People through adopting a positive and proactive approach to Service User involvement and Clinical Governance. In addition, the successful candidates will need to demonstrate sound leadership and managerial qualities.

Experience of Forensic services desirable

About us

The Secure Inpatient Service provides a specialist service for adults with a mental health disorder, learning disability or autism who exhibit behaviours of concern to others and to themselves. The service provides individualised, comprehensive packages of care within Medium and Low Secure inpatient settings and has links to High Secure services and prisons.

The ethos of the service is to work collaboratively with service users and carers in the completion of assessments, treatment, intervention planning and rehabilitation to enable a person-centered recovery-focused approach to care, meeting their needs in a holistic manner.

The Trust offer a wide variety of benefits;
  • NHS pension scheme
  • 27 -33 days annual leave with the option to purchase additional days
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • NHS car lease scheme
  • Free car parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to employee support, independent counselling, chaplaincy and physiotherapy
  • Great career development opportunities
  • Staff discounts with many retailers
  • Free Gym Access - Within the Ridgeway there is a fully equipped gym. This is free to use by staff when not is use by our service users.
  • Mindfulness Sessions
  • Access to Coaching

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • RNLD or RNMH, current professional registration with NMC (or RMN where appropriate).
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education.
  • Recognised sign-off mentor
  • Post-graduate diploma in a relevant area
  • Leadership or management qualification or willingness to work towards. Qualification must be achieved within agreed timescale.
  • Quality Improvement Systems for Leaders or willing to undertake within agreed timescale
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience working with people with learning disabilities, autism or complex mental ill health in an inpatient environment.
  • Significant experience of working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers
  • Significant experience of providing clinical supervision, mentoring and teaching to healthcare professionals and students.
  • Demonstrable leadership or management experience
  • Use of the Trust's Quality Improvement system
Knowledge Essential
  • Significant evidenced based knowledge of best practice in caring for patients in the designated field.
  • Good understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act) and its application in practice.
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice.
  • Detailed understanding of Care Programme Approach and its application in practice.
  • HR policies and procedures

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