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Ward Manager

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Epsom, Surrey
£46,836 to £52,849 a year per annum including HCAS
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a compassionate and highly motivated Ward Manager with management experience to lead a dedicated clinical team. This is an exciting opportunity to come and join an AIMS accredited older adults ward team in the Jameson Division.

You will be able to demonstrate progressive skills in leadership, advanced clinical practice, and service development. We are seeking senior nurses who are looking to further their career and you will be joining a multi-disciplinary team that is committed to the provision of high quality and patient-centred care, continuous service and staff development, and strong collaborative working with other agencies.

You will have clear aims for the ward's development and be able to achieve goals set. Firm evidence of how you as a leader have positively affected team dynamics and improved clinical effectiveness is required. You must be able to motivate staff to achieve high standards, and possess excellent communication skills as components to achieve Trust goals.

The post-holder will have specific responsibility for managing the day to day functioning of the ward, providing a dynamic leadership role for the ward team. Ensuring at all times that the needs of service users are at the centre of the ward philosophy, that there are good working relationships with all members of the Multidisciplinary Team and other agencies.

Main duties of the job

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Promote the health and well-being of patients and maintain a safe, caring and therapeutic environment.


Develop and maintain appropriate performance and quality measures for the ward's activities and monitor performance against them. Take appropriate action to ensure that agreed standards are achieved and improved on.


To develop a communication system which ensures the flow of current information to and from hospital meetings, forums and the wider health economy for all staff.


Maintain an adequately staffed, appropriately skilled and motivated workforce.


To continue professional development through a variety of strategies including attending study days, clinical placements, lectures and appropriate courses.


Ensure that the environment is safe as laid down in the Health and Safety at Work Act and that agreed safety procedures are carried out and a safe environment is maintained for staff, patients and visitors.

About us

We are the largest provider of NHS in-patient mental health rehabilitation beds in the country;

? We provide a service for people who have complex needs as a result of a severe and enduring mental illness which is pdychotic in nature;

? We provide a core service across Brent, Harrow, Hillington, Kensington & Chelsea as well as Westminster;

? In addition, we provide cost per case beds across a number of other boroughs and counties;

? Anumber of our services are AIMS accredited;

? GIRFT have also recognized the care we provide;

? We have a stepped care model, using the principle of least restrictive option, that includes the following:
  • High Dependency Units
  • Managed Access Units and
  • Community Rehabilitation Ward

? We accept people detained under both parts ll & lll of the Mental Health Act.

In addition to the standard training and development packages across the Trust we are also supporting staff to undertake the following courses:
  • Clinical Leadership;
  • HCR 20
  • SVR20
  • CBT for Psychosis
  • Family Interventions
  • Advanced Clinical Practitioner.

The above is not an exhaustive list and other opportunities are available if it enhances the service provision and the individual meets the standards required of their post.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Promote the health and well-being of patients and maintain a safe, caring and therapeutic environment.
  • To ensure nursing practice is in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct (NMC 2002) and Mental Health Legislation.
  • Demonstrate overall responsibility and accountability for standards of care in conjunction with the Matron.
  • Act ethically to meet the needs of the patient.
  • Always act in a manner as to promote and safeguard the interests and well being of patients, visitors and colleagues.
  • To provide, in partnership with patients, evidence-based care-plans that include ongoing evaluation and review, incorporate cultural preferences, health beliefs, behaviours and traditional practices as well as respecting differences in relation to gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, and disability.
  • Take overall responsibility for ensuring a systematic approach to care using approved assessment tools.
  • Develop, implement & evaluate programmes of care using a problem-solving approach that ensures the needs of each individual patient are met throughout their admission, including detailed arrangements for discharge.
  • To have an awareness of relational, physical and procedural security within an open rehab unit care setting in order to ensure a safe and therapeutic environment
  • Overall responsibility to ensure that all patients on the unit have their after-care planned and documented effectively in partnership with them and other agencies/services through CPA.
  • Ensure the maintenance of accurate records in line with Trust policy and NMC
  • Participate in the maintenance of general and specific patient observations, accurately recording all relevant information, and in risk assessments as required.
  • Participate as an active member of the nursing and multi-disciplinary teams, accountable for your practice, and work collaboratively and in partnership with patients and other health care professionals or agencies in the delivery of care.

Person Specification TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • Degree/Diploma in Mental Health Nursing (RMN).
  • Mentorship in Practice or equivalent
Experience Essential
  • Substantial experience of working in mental health services.
  • Relevant demonstrable experience of managing people.
  • Practical experience of providing high quality care and exceeding expectations.
  • Leadership skills (motivating, using initiative, change management).
  • Knowledge of the treatment model and management approaches for individuals with complex, severe and enduring mental health who pose a high level of risk.
  • Ability to build constructive relationships with warmth and empathy, using good communication skills.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the rehabilitation process and approaches and the need to be motivated in order to motivate staff and patients.
  • Ability to think and work creatively and sensitively with clients to improve their living skills and adapt to their limitations as a result of their illness.
  • Working knowledge of Mental Health Act 1983/2007.

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