Ward Manager - Mulberry 3

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you passionate about nursing? Are you looking for a specialist career pathway?

Do you want to be influential in leading a forward thinking team providing specialist assessment and treatment for patients suffering from a range of mental illnesses.

Then you may be the person we are looking for to be involved in shaping our services.

We are currently looking to recruit a keen, enthusiastic and highly motivated Ward Manager to lead our Mulberry 3 Adult Acute Recovery Inpatient Team, part of the 3-3-3 model of care based at Fulbourn Hospital in the vibrant University City of Cambridge.

If you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a team striving to make a difference for our community by supporting people with their mental wellbeing then we want to hear from you.

Mulberry 3 has recently undergone extensive interior renovations, we are now working to re-activate the service, the ideal candidate will be experienced with recruitment, an innovative thinker and someone dedicated to the continued development and growth of the service.

Applicants are actively encouraged to contact the recruiting manager to discuss the role.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work closely with the ward consultant psychiatrist, our community teams and our colleagues in secondary mental health services.

Developing and improving clinical care form the key elements of this post, you will be required to give expert advice to staff as well as support to patients, their families/carers.

Working together with the MDT you will develop innovative ways of working, providing excellent care in an environment conducive to assessment, treatment and recovery. You will support and encourage staff to give their optimum valuing the input of every staff member as part of the MDT.

You will be responsible for day to day governance, management of risk and roster management. A full list of duties is described in the job description/ person specification.

We are keen to support and develop our staff through a clear career pathway with CPD options and encourage promotional opportunities within the service and the wider Trust, we also have a close working partnership with Anglia Ruskin University and opportunities exist to participate in clinical research and innovative practice.

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 undertake a range of management responsibilities, including but not limited to; recruitment and selection processes, performance management, appraisal, sickness/ absence management and staff development.
  • To work in partnership with the consultant and wider multidisciplinary teams to ensure that expert leadership is demonstrated which meets the holistic health needs of adults within an acute mental health division.
  • To provide high visibility leadership, driving forward team developments by demonstrating an exemplar of expert practice, thereby energising and motivating staff to continually deliver person centred of the highest quality.
  • To ensure that the voice of patients and their families/ carers is listened to and suggestions for changes to practice are respected and where necessary, escalated to senior decision makers within the organisation. Thereby embedding a 'you said, we did', ethos within the team.

Person Specification Education & Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Degree or equivalent qualification related to mental health and/or leadership in the field of mental health
  • Student mentor training
Experinece Essential
  • Experience working at Band 6 or above and within specialism of mental health
  • Leadership/management of a team - community or hospital based
  • Excellent nursing skills - ability to lead by example, deliver broad range of interventions
  • Using key leaderships skills -holding people to account, managing poor performance, motivating/inspiring staff/teams, meeting key performance indicators
  • Evidence of successful working within multidisciplinary teams and external partners
  • Developing staff and teams through - appraisal, mandatory/specialist training, performance feedback, supervision, coaching, role modelling
  • Experience within relevant service area
  • Lived experience of mental health services
  • Experience of effective working with broad range of stakeholders
  • Track record of leading and managing a high performing in-patient team
  • Track record of meeting a broad range of KPIs, developing an improving team and individual performance
  • Experience acting as a professional nurse lead - advising on practice, supporting investigations
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
  • In-depth knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of both local and national legislation/policy affecting practice in mental health and the NHS
  • Ability to manage Human Resource recruitment/employment policies and procedures and their application
  • Ability to lead by example, inspiring and sharing the commitment l of a personcentred quality service, provided by competent caring practitioners, in a safe environment
  • Evidence of in-depth training at level 3 / 4 regarding MCA, 2005 and DOLS
Knowledge & Understanding Essential
  • Knowledge and experience of working in mental health settings
  • Ability to commit to and demonstrate the ideal of a person-centred quality service, provided by competent caring practitioners, in a safe environment
  • Strong leadership and motivational qualities. Knows how to inspire and develop a team / individual
  • Able to demonstrate initiative and be proactive
  • Committed to personal and team development
Physical requirements Essential
  • Ability to tolerate working unsocial hours and be flexible
  • Ability to concentrate for sustained periods of time
Other Essential
  • Recognise people's right to privacy and dignity, treating every person with respect
  • Willingness to be flexible in approach and attitude
  • Willingness to go the extra mile for the team and patient experience
  • Champion, create and stimulate a service that celebrates and rewards individual and team achievements

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