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Ward Manager

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Pro rata
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Inpatient Mental Health Services - a specialism to be proud ofThere is no doubt that looking after our most acutely ill patients on our wards is a job of the highest importance and a vital and valued component of the Trust's mental health support offer. The value that our staff working in these areas bring to the Trust can never be overstated.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a challenging but incredibly rewarding role to join Ash Villa, a 15 bedded female acute treatment ward for adults experiencing acute mental health. The ward which operates over a 24-hour period, is for working age (18-65) service users who are experiencing acute mental health difficulties following where possible an assessment and treatment plan prior to transfer from our acute ward colleagues in Lincoln and Boston.

Main duties of the job

As Ward Manager, you need to demonstrate strong performance leadership skills in the day-to-day management of the ward. Being kind, curious, creative, self-aware and assertive are important skills that you will build on, as you are often required to think outside the box with the Trust Vision and Values at the core of patient care. With responsibility for clinical and financial KPIs, you will work with the Multidisciplinary Team which promotes high performance standards both individually and as a team.

Providing high quality care will be second nature to you with a positive attitude toward change. In addition to this, you will be able to continue to develop and create a culture that aspires to delivering best practice for our patients and demonstrates effective communication and promotes a culture of transparency and equity.

About us

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health services and a number of learning disability, autism and social care services in the county of Lincolnshire. Employing around 2,800 staff, and serving a population of over 766,000, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

You could be part of a Trust rated by staff as one of the best mental health and learning disability trusts in England, in an area heralded as a fantastic place to live and work. We firmly believe the key to high quality care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in our Care Quality Commission rating of 'outstanding' for well-led and 'good' overall. In the most recent National NHS Staff Survey, our staff rated us as the number one trust nationally for staff morale and one of the top scoring NHS Trusts in the Midlands for being compassionate and inclusive. We're really proud of this!

We are also leading the way in transforming care, with multi-million-pound transformation of patient environments and radical redesign of community services.

This is the time to join and help redesign our services of the future. We offer options for flexible working and provide a wide range of training and promotion opportunities in all professions. We support and celebrate diversity, have active staff networks groups and are always looking at what more we can do to support our staff.

Job description Job responsibilities

Practice Accountable for all nursing practice and can demonstrate involvement of user/carer in practice within their immediate practice setting. Continually refine and up date their knowledge, skills and attitudes to a higher practice level with regard to their particular practice setting. Frequently critique the nursing intervention of the team against latest evidence to assess where improvements could be made. Regularly assist in the evaluation of health and social outcomes of clients treated within their team. Contribute and assist in the development of a strategic plan to inform practice within the team. Provide skilled clinical and managerial supervision to the wider multi-disciplinary team. Use specialist knowledge to deal effectively with newly encountered clinical situations.

Leadership Accepts overall management responsibility for the delivery of high quality, effective treatment and care within their area of responsibility. Demonstrate the ability to manage and lead a teams development and improvements in their clinical practice. Provide advise and consultation on complex clinical matters faced by the team. Instigate, lead, implement and evaluate local quality improvement programmes. Demonstrate the ability to effectively influence the political dimensions of service development.

Practice Development and Research Construct a local service delivery plan in association with other professional groups/stakeholders. Establish a clearly defined support structure for team members to implement agreed local practice development action plans. Actively lead in practice and service development at a local level within the wider context of health and social care improvement. Give a professional nursing perspective on service delivery.. Oversee local practice development projects. Work in partnership with other professional groups to establish the model and philosophy of care appropriate to the care environment. Promote a learning environment where evidence/value-based practice is implemented routinely. Identify areas of nursing practice for further research. Formulate existing research and evidence into proposals for improving the quality of care provided by the team i.e. NICE Establish a system in which local networks and stakeholders actively contribute to ongoing evaluation of service delivery.

Education, Training and Personal Development Implement a range of different models of learning. Ensure all nurses within the team undertake clinical supervision Contribute to the ongoing development of the learning environment. Effectively contribute to the training needs analysis of the nursing team reflecting the team ability to deliver operational/service objectives. Facilitate and support others in the extension of their professional roles and their personal development. Monitor and support the roles of all nurses undertaking a mentor role in accordance with the assessment and learning in practice standard (NMC) and provide a suitable learning environment for all learners

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in mental health and social care or equivalent: 1st Level Registration (NMC,HPC)
  • Evidence of specialised continued professional training (degree level) in clinical practice
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Leadership
  • Masters Degree
Experience Essential
  • Post-Registration experience of working with adults with mental health needs.
  • Experience of managing staff and good leadership skills
  • Experience in using psychological and acute interventions with up to date knowledge of evidence-based practice.
  • Highly developed clinical reasoning skills.
  • Sound knowledge of the national agenda for mental health
  • Sound knowledge of clinical / risk assessment and understanding of confidentiality.
  • Sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act and Care Programme Approach
  • Evidence of involvement with research initiatives
Skills and Competences Essential
  • Prioritisation and resource allocation, planning and organisation skills.
  • Able to communicate complex and at times highly sensitive information to a variety to stakeholders
  • IT skills- email, word processing excel, system use
  • Good negotiation skills for conflict resolution
  • Budget management.
  • Self- motivated with excellent personal management skills.
  • Analyse and interpret data/or information

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