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Deputy Ward Manager *New Hire Bonus*

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
21 Feb 2023

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* £3000 New Hire Bonus*

If you are looking to join a supportive inpatient system with real opportunity to grow & demonstrate your nursing & leadership skills with added commitment from us to support you in further development opportunities supportive of continued progression in your career, we would strongly encourage you to apply for this role.

Working within inpatient care is hugely rewarding, seeing, & supporting patients under our care through an episode of acute illness towards recovery is key to the many core values of mental health nursing & this environment fulfils this extensively.

We operate a 3-3-3 model of care with a focused pathway to support individuals to achieve goals whilst maintaining a longer-term community focus around recovery, it is important to note that this model of care is not rigid in its indicative time frames and remains flexible to the presenting needs of individuals.

As the Deputy Ward Manager there is a requirement that you have demonstratable experience of working within a Bd 5 Staff Nurse capacity.

A key aspect of this role is to support the development of junior staff, provide increased operational & clinical leadership to the work environment to the benefit of staff and patients in receipt of care.

You will work alongside & under the supervision of the Ward Manager to look at acuity, skill mix, safer staffing, roster management, incident management, audits, and the development of processes to support the delivery of care.

Main duties of the job

In applying for this role, we would ask you to read the information provided in the attached document, 'Mulberry Wards', and to specify in your supporting information which Inpatient setting of the model you have a particular interest for working within.

Do you have a commitment to teamwork, a sense of accountability, plus an ability to work well under pressure when required.

The post holder will provide quality evidence-based nursing advice, support, and care for service users with mental and physical health needs and to their carers within a multidisciplinary setting.

You will be responsible for supporting and leading on the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care on a rotational shift basis and will have a good level of knowledge of local, national policies and legislation which govern current service provision.

The post holder will be responsible for identifying and contributing to the training needs of junior registered and unregistered staff and ensure that issues of equality, diversity and rights are dealt with in accordance with good practice and legislation.

You will ensure that effective communication pathways exist, and act within your sphere of responsibility.

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

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities please refer to the attached job description and person specification of the role you are interested in
  • To be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the evidence-based care required, including health promotion for a named service user/group ensuring it meets Trust timescales.
  • To ensure that the requirements of the Mental Health Act 2007 are observed, adhered to, and implemented.
  • To promote carer and service user involvement within the service and for its provision. To encourage recovery, discovery, and independence, taking into account risk assessment and management.
  • To establish therapeutic relationships with service users, and the implementation of evidence based therapeutic interventions with appropriate boundaries in accordance with Nursing and Midwifery Councils professional code of conduct
  • To demonstrate care and compassion in your work
  • To be responsible for the safe custody and administration of medicines in accordance with all medicine policies
  • To respect and value the different therapeutic approaches within the multidisciplinary team but ensure that the agreed philosophy approach is adopted and followed
  • To ensure that accurate and timely written records are kept which comply with the Trust policy and NMC guidance, reporting on any issues as appropriate.
  • Empower service users by ensuring that they receive the relevant information about their treatment, medication, available services, advocacy services, ward routines and safety procedures.
  • To have completed and continue the delivery of support to Student Nurses in a formal capacity (Mentorship/Supervision/Practice Assessor).

Person Specification Education / Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse Mental Health (RNMH) or Registered Nurse Learning Disability (RNLD)
  • NMC registration
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Mentor qualification / ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Post graduate qualification related to ward specialism
  • Additional qualification for specialism
Experience Essential
  • Experience of inpatient services and working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Basic training in the Mental Capacity Act
  • Experience of providing mentorship
  • Experience of dealing with service users with complex mental health needs
  • Previous experience of undertaking group work
  • Experience of developing service user and carer involvement
  • Experience relating to ward specialism
  • Lived experience of mental health
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Effective communication skills both verbally and written, including IT literacy (MS Office).
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with staff across a wide range of professional and managerial groups
  • Ability to use own initiative, to enable contribution to a multidisciplinary team approach
Knowledge and Understanding Essential
  • Thorough understanding of care planning and the Care Programme Approach (where appropriate)
  • Understanding of the legislation relating to care including - Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Act, Children's Act, Equality Act 2010, Health and Safety Act and the Data Protection Act

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