Deputy Ward Manager - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for Band 6 Deputy Ward Manager to work within Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS trust (GHC) in the award-winning Wotton Lawn Hospital.

Wotton Lawn is an 88 bed Acute Mental Health Hospital situated in the centre of the historic city of Gloucester and provides inpatient services to the population of Gloucestershire. It offers a vital service to the citizens of Gloucestershire in supporting and rehabilitating those suffering from mild to severe mental health problems. All wards are serviced by an enthusiastic, multi-professional team of people, including Doctors, Nurses, Allied Healthcare Professionals and Therapists who are supported by Ward Secretaries and Hotel Services Staff. At GHC NHS Trust we pride ourselves on providing care and support to those experiencing mental health and learning disabilities in order to support them through their recovery.

We are now seeking a highly motivated and committed band 6 Deputy Ward Manager for Greyfriars PICU. Greyfriars PICU is a 10 bedded Psychiatric Intensive Care unit, providing care for people with severe and enduring mental health needs. As the ideal candidate for this post you would be an RMN qualified nurse seeking an opportunity to make a real difference to people's lives, with excellent communication skills and a passion for helping those experiencing a mental health concern.
  • Wotton Lawn Walkthrough.mp4

  • Main duties of the job

    The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the unit manager by providing clinical leadership within the team, to act as a focal point of problem solving, to deputise to the ward manager in their absence, with responsibility of managing the ward, deploying, supervising and teaching staff.

    Within the role they will also be required to support the smooth running of the unit over a 3 shift / 24-hour shift pattern, acting as shift co-ordinator to ensure effective use of resources.

    Individually you will also have responsibility as named nurse for up to a max of 2 patients at any one time, delivering all aspects of care from assessment, admission, up to and including organising discharge into the community. The ability to communicate well with a range of agencies is a distinct advantage.

    About us

    At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

    Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

    Job description Job responsibilities

    The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

    The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trusts view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

    This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

    A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

    To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice prior to applying for the role.

    Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

    Please view the JD&PS attached to this vacancy for the detailed main responsibilities for this role.

    Person Specification QUALIFICATIONS Essential
    • Registered Nurse Mental Health
    • Formal Teaching and Assessing Course (completed or commencement date known)
    • Other post registration courses e.g. ENB 956 (Management of Violence and Aggression)
    • Successful completion of Post Graduate training in a psychological / brief intervention (must be obtained within 18 months of taking up post).
    • Significant experience of working in an acute mental health in-patient setting (at least 18 months).
    • Experience of managing emergencies within an acute mental health in-patient setting.
    • Successful completion of Preceptorship programme.
    • Crisis Home Treatment experience.

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