Ward Manager

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Brighton and Hove
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pa
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Full Time
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Due to maternity leave of the ward manager, We are looking for an experienced nurse to join the leadership team on Brunswick Ward as the ward manager for a period of 6 months. We encourage you to apply if you are an experienced B6 nurse or a current B7 nurse.

Brunswick Ward is a 10 bedded, dementia acute assessment ward, located within Mill view hospital in Hove.

Our shared valueswithin the team at Mill View are important to us and view ourselves as one team, not individual areas and wards that work in isolation. It is important to us as a leadership team that we look after and support each other when it's needed, particularly during times that are difficult. We have developed a culture where patients and staff's ideas and concerns are listened and we would encourage you to apply if you share these values. We value diversity and opportunity for everyone that works here and we are incredibly proud to have won theEquality and Diversity awardat the Positive Practice Awards 2021 andTeam of the Year Awardin 2019.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for someone who leads a team with passion, clinical expertise and great communication. We need you to help us sustain our high standards and to help us to continue to develop further. You will be expected to have a good understanding of professional boundaries

And ensure you uphold the NMC code of conduct. It is a role where you will be empowered to implement positive changes on the ward. You will be supported by a matron and a Clinical Lead Nurse Manager and you will be working alongside an established and experienced multi-disciplinary team (MDT).

We are passionate on Brunswick Ward about providing the highest standards of care and ensuring to implement least restrictive practice.

About us

You will be managing a team that is resilient, thoughtful in its approach and most of all, kind and supportive to the patients they care for and the colleagues they work alongside.

Flexibleworkingis important to us at Mill View Hospital and we would consider any flexible working requests you may have which will help you have a healthy work-life balance.

You would be provided with on-going support via regular supervision and weekly leadership meetings.

There are lots of vacancies and positions available within the trust and elsewhere, so I would like to thank youfor taking the time to read this advert and for hopefully applying. If you aren't sure, or you maybe you have some questions, I'd welcome you to give me a call or drop me an email so we can go through them. I would also be more than happy to show you around the hospital

Job description Job responsibilities

The purpose of your role as Ward Manager is to be responsible for and provide effective leadership for a clinical team providing a high-quality service on Brunswick Ward.

The key responsibilities are:
  • To be responsible for the management and leadership of a team of health professionals providing care over a 24-hour period including responsibility for assessment planning, implementation and evaluation of care for the patients within their sphere of responsibility
  • To provide effective leadership and management to staff which promotes high performance standards both individually and as a team
  • To deliver a service within the agreed budgets and resources ensuring maximum value in terms of clinical and cost effectiveness
  • Ensure that a culture of effective risk management is present in the team
  • To act as role model and knowledge resource to the nursing team
  • To represent the clinical area in all relevant forums and meetings

In order to be a successful Ward Manager on Brunswick Ward, you will be:
  • An experienced leader in a band 6 or 7 role
  • A Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN)
  • Passionate about patient care

See attached Job Description and Person Specification for a full list of responsibilities

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Educated to degree/ diploma level with a relevant qualification or equivalent experience
  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience of acute care in the care group and demonstrable achievement in clinical practice
  • Experience of providing professional support/supervision and motivation of staff
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Previous experience in similar role
Skills Essential
  • Ability to provide and receive complex and emotive information with staff, service users, carers and other stakeholders
  • An open and facilitative style of leadership which can be adapted when necessary to ensure delivery of objectives
  • Able to hold professionals and peers to account
Approach/Values Essential
  • Demonstrate support for the values and beliefs of the Care Group and those of the Trust
  • Can use constructive criticism and openly seeks to review and reflect on own style and presentation
  • Resilient and motivated with drive and vision that is able to work on own initiative and manage a range of priorities across competing agendas
  • Empathy towards the needs of people using mental health and related services, and a vision of how services can make step changes for improvement
  • Commitment to the aims and values of the NHS combined with high personal integrity

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