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Band 8b Deputy Head of Nursing (Adult Inpatients)

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£56,164 to £65,262 a year
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced nurse leader to join the directorate of mental health senior leadership team. The Deputy Head of Nursing role will cover our Acute, PICU, Forensic & Rehab Wards. You will be working closely with the team clinical leads, nursing staff, doctors, wider clinical team, the Heads of Service, the Business Team and other nursing colleagues within the directorate and the trust. The Deputy Head of Nursing will play a main role in driving forward the professional nursing agenda in inpatient services, including safer staffing, professional standards and playing a vital role in the development of the strategic direction of clinical services.

You will be a passionate, experienced and motivated nurse who has a strong desire for high quality patient care.

Main duties of the job

The Deputy Head of Nursing for Inpatients will take overall responsibility and accountability for the standards of care delivered by the inpatient nursing workforce by providing professional nursing leadership and guidance, inspiring Matrons, Nursing and other clinical staff; build a cohesive, mutually supportive team across the inpatient pathway; model high professional standards and lead by example.

The post holder will lead and promote a culture of learning, sharing learning across the wards and the wider Directorate/Trust and support and deliver quality improvements.

The post holder will create an environment where excellence in clinical care will flourish in relation to the key dimensions of health care quality:

Patient safety

The effectiveness of all health care interventions

Patient experience and involvement

The environment in which care is delivered.

Quality improvement

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

If you like what you have read and would like more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role, please click onto the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Significant post registration experience as a senior nurse in relevant area of practice.
  • Demonstrates motivation and commitment to providing high quality patient centred nursing care.
  • Experience of resource management including staff and budget management.
Qualifications Essential
  • Registered MH/LD Nurse Level 1 Masters degree or equivalent experience.
  • Post registration Qualification.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development within the last 12 months.
  • Hold an NMC approved mentoring qualification.
  • Leadership or Management qualification or willingness to work towards.
  • Specialist Practitioner qualification.

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