Ward Manager

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Senior Manager
Old Age
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Mental Health Inpatient Services to join the team at Parklands Hospital as the Ward Manager of Elmwood Ward, our OPMH Dementia admissions ward.

We believe our staff are our most valuable asset; and excellent, well trained and motivated staff will help us deliver this transformation, creating a culture of compassion, collaboration and continuous improvement. We have our own unique, internal Academy of Excellence supporting registered staff to gain support throughout their careers to realise their aspirations as well as links to local universities to support further education and development. We support staff in clinical practice in many ways, and this includes having a team of Practice Educators to support and guide staff as they work alongside them. We are also increasingly looking to enable staff to move seamlessly into roles that best meet their needs at that time, both within the service and across the division as well as within the local healthcare system. We are one of only a few NHS Trusts in the country to offer fully funded leadership and management qualifications to staff.

Elmwood Ward offer an MDT approach to providing care for those with an organic presentation and their families. This role will provide day to day clinical and managerial leadership of the team and the ward environment promoting a culture based on principles of recovery, choice and personalised care, and being a role model to the rest of the team.

Main duties of the job

To provide clinical and managerial leadership to the day-to-day operation of the integrated clinical team and the ward environment.

To support the day-to-day work of the clinical team, ensuring duties are discharged safely and effectively, and to provide expertise and guidance in complex and high risk cases, in line with Trust and Local Authority policies and procedures.

To promote a culture based on principles of recovery, choice and personalised care, providing a role model to the rest of the team.

To support the monitoring and governance of safe and effective service delivery.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description Job responsibilities

To be lead the day-to-day management of our clinical service, working closely with the Modern Matron and create an environment conducive to recovery and the development and/or maintenance of independence.

To promote the value of person-centred practice, multidisciplinary collaboration and be available to practitioners for advice, guidance and support in the efficient, safe and effective discharge of their duties, ensuring the team works within care planning and risk policies.

To contribute to the Area Management team on call rota as required.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Nursing Qualification & current registration with NMC
  • Other development and/or training which indicates a commitment to continuous development and preparation for management
  • Car driver and access to a vehicle
  • Management or leadership qualification and/or training/experience
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience as a qualified nurse
  • Extensive experience of working with clients with a range of mental health problems
  • Experience of supervising qualified staff
  • Service development / improvement experience
  • Proven ability as a clinical leader
  • Autonomous management of a busy caseload
  • Prioritisation of service needs outside of personal workload
  • Ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and effectively delegate
  • Able to communicate complex information to patients and families
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative working
  • Ability to develop partnership working with individuals, groups, communities and agencies
  • Budget and resource management

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