Ward Manager

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

View more

Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.
As a new starter into this role, we will offer you a Golden Hello payment of £2,740 (pro rata) and a PICU High Intensity payment of £2000 (pro rata). These will be paid in line with the agreed principles and are subject to normal salary deductions.

Are you:

A qualified healthcare professional with experience of working within mental health?

Ready for the next step in your carer development?

Passionate about providing high quality compassionate care to the population of Nottinghamshire?

Willows is a 10 bedded male Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) ward based at Highbury Hospital in Nottingham. The MDT on the Willows work closely together to provide high quality . The ward has a keen focus on therapeutic activity and engagement and as ward manager you would be key in ensuring positive experiences for patients and staff alike.

You will become part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team, with focus on assessment of need, treatment, and recovery, while placing the service user at the centre of care planning. We provide inpatient care for men aged between 18-65 years old who require a higher level of intensive nursing.

Highbury Hospital provides high quality care 24 hours a day 7 days a week to people from Nottingham City and County who are experiencing a range of mental health and emotional difficulties. This role is within adult mental health services, additionally on site there are service from MHSOP and SSD mental health services.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking a proactive, compassionate, caring and recovery focused Ward Manager with excellent communication skills to lead a female acute ward based at Highbury Hospital.

As the Ward Manager you will be overseeing care approaches and systems of delivery. You will be pivotal in providing strong leadership throughout the wider multidisciplinary team ensuring that high standards are maintained and improved upon with the support of the Matron and Service Manager. Staff supervision, performance monitoring, governance issues and CQC compliance are key areas you will be focusing upon.

You must be a Registered Healthcare professional who has extensive experience of working with people with complex mental health preferably within inpatient settings.

In return, we offer you a supporting professional network of colleagues, opportunities for career development, access to high quality clinical supervision, and an employer who is supportive of your own physical and mental wellbeing.

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.

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.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @NottsHealthcare

Job description
Job responsibilities

As the Ward Manager you will be pivotal to the leadership throughout the wider MDT ensuring that high standards of care are maintained.
  • The Ward Manager will be responsible for the management and leadership of clinical ward staff ensuring patients receive effective services and that performance targets are met.
  • The Ward Manager will ensure that the staff teams wellbeing needs are supported.
  • The Ward Manager will work closely with medical colleagues and others to ensure strong MDT clinical leadership and to manage team resources and budgets.
  • The Ward Manager will work closely health and social care partner agencies as well as the independent sector to ensure timely discharge and effective community follow up, signposting where necessary.
  • There is an expectation of participation with the on call rota providing management and leadership support out of usual hours to AMH services.
  • To ensure the development of services in line with the business plans particularly the implementation of the Trust aims and objectives developed in line with National Targets.
  • To understand and appreciate organisational structures, business strategy and the work of other departments for the development of the service

Person Specification
  • Willingness to undertake new clinical practices, education and training that will enhance service delivery

  • Professional Qualification (Mental Health/Learning Disabilities) plus further specialist knowledge/post registration experience to diploma level or equivalent underpinned by theory within physical healthcare or other formal training
  • Maintain current registration on a professional register
  • Demonstrates continuing professional development within their specialism
  • Management and leadership qualification/experience

  • Demonstrate satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding

  • The ability to deal with and resolve conflict

  • Advanced knowledge of the principals of medication management and concordance
  • Knowledge of education of others and identification of training requirements
  • Advanced knowledge of the Care Programme Approach, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty and Safeguarding etc.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments
  • Knowledge of the nursing 6 c's

  • Awareness of national and local issues impacting of nursing care.
  • Knowledge of management theories

  • Demonstrate leadership and management skills and qualities

  • A high level of emotional intelligence

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert