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Deputy Ward Manager *New Hire Bonus*

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
£3000 - New Hire Bonus

The permanent posts are eligible for a £3000 New Hire Bonus. An initial payment of £1000 will be paid in the first 1 month and a final payment of £2000 will be paid 1 year after your start date. Please see attached New Hire Bonus Terms & Conditions.

We are looking for a Deputy Ward Manager to join our friendly and motivated team.The ideal candidate will have a commitment to teamwork, a sense of accountability, plus an ability to work under pressure. The post holder will provide quality evidence-based nursing advice, support and care for service users with mental and physical health needs and to their carers within a multidisciplinary setting. You will be responsible for leading on the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care on shifts, and will have a good level of knowledge of local, national policies and legislation which govern current service provision.Maples is a 22 bed assessment and treatment unit consisting of two wards. Maple 1 for patients who have a primary diagnosis of dementia and behaviours that challenge. Maple 2 is for patients with functional Mental health diagnosis. Our philosophy of care is to understand that each patient is a unique individual with his or her own preferences, needs and life story. We have very dedicated multicultural team of staff who provide high standards of care to our patients treating them with care and respect.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for identifying and contributing to the training needs of junior registered and unregistered staff and ensure that issues of equality, diversity and rights are dealt with in accordance with good practice and legislation. You will ensure that effective communication pathways exist, and act within your sphere of responsibility, to support the manager with auditing, datix reviewing, health roster updates, staff supervisions and appraisals. A Deputy Ward Manger is expected to lead the team in absence of Ward Manager and promotes quality improvement projects. To be able to deal with complaints and safeguarding concerns effectively.

We offer great development potential and career structures which allow our staff to develop professionally if desired and as a CPFT employee you will be part of one of the top three NHS trusts in the country for mental health research, with access to a diversity of roles available.

We offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service. At CPFT we understand the need for our staff to have a healthy work-life balance and our aim is to provide you with a supportive and inclusive environment in which you can thrive. We are committed to providing high-quality, safe, and effective care within services where staff wellbeing is a priority.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.
  • To be responsible for supervising the role of the named nurses in relation to care planning within the clinical area.
  • To be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the evidence based care required, including health promotion for a named service user/group ensuring it meets Trust timescales.
  • To participate in the setting of quality standards, including the monitoring and reviewing in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy.
  • Utilising the data available such as learning from incidences and complaints.
  • To ensure the post holder understands and meets their professional role and responsibilities under the Care Programme Approach.
  • To ensure that the requirements of the Mental Health Act 2007 are observed, adhered to and implemented.
  • To be responsible for the promotion of carer and service user involvement within the service and for its provision. To encourage recovery, discovery and independence, taking into account risk assessment and management.
  • To be responsible for establishing therapeutic relationships with service users, and the implementation of evidence based therapeutic interventions with appropriate boundaries in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Councils professional code of conduct.
  • To ensure the provision of social/therapeutic activities for service users.
  • To be responsible for the safe custody and administration of medicines in accordance with all medicine policies and ensure compliance is maintained.
  • To respect and value the different therapeutic approaches within the multidisciplinary team but ensure that the agreed philosophy approach is adopted and followed.

Person Specification Education & Qualifications Essential
  • 1st Level Registration Mental Health (Active on the NMC register
  • Able to demonstrate evidence of CPD.
  • Degree level education or willingness to work towards.
  • NVQ 32/D33 Award
Experience Essential
  • Good team player
  • Managing own time
  • Team management.
  • Working with older people in a variety of settings
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Teaching experience
  • Presentation experience
  • Clinical Practice Supervisor for RN Diploma students.
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Mental Health and/or Palliative care
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
  • Ability to form positive working relationships with other agencies, charities and providers
  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others
  • Recognises the limits of own authority within the role
  • Seeks and uses professional support appropriately
  • Understands the principle of confidentiality
  • Demonstrates professional curiosity
  • Aware of the range of emotions in self and others
  • Demonstrates empathy for the concerns of others
  • Listens to and understands directly and indirectly expressed feelings
  • Encourages others to express themselves openly
  • In highly stressful situations keeps own feelings in check, takes constructive action and calms others down.
  • Mental Health and in-depth training at level 3 / 4 regarding MCA, 2005 and DOLS.
Knowledge & Understanding Essential
  • Clinically expert
  • Ability to work on own initiative and with other professional groups.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Assessment skills.
  • Reflective skills
  • Problem solving and decision - making skills
  • Commitment to undertake research and audit as necessary
  • Counselling Skills
  • Understanding of the local health systems and issues
Other Essential
  • Positive approach to older people
  • Recognise peoples right to privacy and dignity, treating every person with respect
  • Willingness to embrace integrated model and new ways of working
  • Willingness to be flexible in approach and attitude
  • Flexibility to work over seven days per week, to support the delivery of a 24hr service.

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