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Ward Manager - Female Acute Inpatient Ward

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Atherleigh Park Inpatient Unit for a Ward Manager of a Female Acute Ward.

Atherleigh Park is a modern, purpose built hospital with free parking for all staff. There is an on site cafe and Gym. We are situated next door to a popular retail park.

The role will involve managing a busy 20 bedded ward, for female service users experiencing acute mental illness, crisis presentations, complex and challenging mental health problems.

We are looking for a professional confident Ward Manager to join us, who can lead, inspire and oversee the delivery of safe and effective care. The post holder will need to be enthusiastic and motivated to work in a busy environment with a high admission and discharge rate.

The post holder will need to be resilient, experienced in managing risk associated with a variety of mental health problems and demonstrate a passion for service improvement.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide effective leadership and operational management to the ward ensuring the provision of high quality nursing care to all service users on the ward / department over a 24 hour period.

To promote and maintain excellence in nursing practice. To be responsible for leading the work of the care team and the co-ordination of effective utilization and resources within the defined area.

The post holder will be accountable to service users / patients, and operate within the Trust's framework of policies and guidelines.

To support the Matron with the management of the clinical area.

This role may include participation in the local on call manager rota covering out of hours periods overnight, at weekends and bank holidays.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400 members of staff, who deliver services from more than 160 locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford, Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification.

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse
  • Management Qualification
Experience Essential
  • Inpatient experience
  • Leadership experience
  • Acute ward experience

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