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Deputy Ward Manager (Ward 1)

South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust
£40,448 to £47,965 a year per annum inc
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust is offering an exciting position of Deputy Ward Manager on Ward 1 PICU.

Ward 1 is a 13 bedded male Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit based at Springfield Hospital providing 24 hour care for adults aged 18-75 years old who are acutely unwell and who are deemed to present as too high risk to be managed on an acute admission ward. We aim to ensure that a service user should be treated within the least restrictive environment as possible. Care and treatment offered is patient-centred, multidisciplinary, intensive, comprehensive, and collaborative.

Main duties of the job

If you are a forward thinking experienced band 5 nurse ready to develop your clinical and managerial skills further or a seasoned band 6 expert, this is an exciting opportunity to consider. We are looking for someone who is clinically competent with the appropriate skills to lead a diverse and experienced team. The successful candidate will be able to develop a positive team atmosphere through hard work, calmness, tolerance and consistency.They will be able to develop their management skills, build the staff rota, manage staff sickness, supervise junior staff and cover in the absence of the ward manager. They will lead on quality improvement initiatives and support a culture of reflection and learning. Lastly the candidate will be able to mentor, counsel, coach and generally support those who are not confident in the clinical environment, building morale and self-esteem and generally encouraging others to give their best performance.

It is important that you have an understanding of multidisciplinary team working, leadership, risk management and the challenges that face people with acute mental health problems. You will be passionate about mental health, believe in the recovery model and our Trust values, and work collaboratively with service users and their families. You will also demonstrate a commitment to learning and keeping yourself abreast with local and national services.

About us

Our offer to you:

In addition, to our wide range of benefits we also offer:

Agile and flexible working:

As one of the few Trusts in London we are proud to offer flexible and agile working as part of our new ways of working, and we are happy to talk flexible working at the interview stage.

Career progression pathways and development opportunities

We are committed to get the very best out of our staff and support staff in their career aspirations. We have career pathways available, where you will be able to develop your skills and build on your experience to progress into other roles across different specialties.

About our locations:

Tooting (Wandsworth)

Our Trust headquarters is located within the impressive grounds of Springfield University Hospital in Tooting and we also operate in nearly 100 other locations throughout the UK. This is easily accessible via the Northern Line (Tooting Bec Station) and via private transport. The Trust provides subsidised parking fares for all our substantive staff. Our main site is located immediately next to Tooting High Street where staff can easily access a range of shops, cafs and restaurants.

Job description Job responsibilities

The Deputy Nursing Team Leader/Clinical Charge Nurse/CommunityPsychiatric Nurse/Practice Development Nurse role is suitable forRegistered Nurses who have successfully completed preceptorship and have registered as an approved NMC mentor.

The post holder will deliver, or advise on the delivery of, high quality safenursing care, ensuring consistently high standards of practice and clinicalexcellence which comply with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) code of professional conduct.

As a Deputy Nursing Team Leader/Clinical Charge Nurse/CommunityPsychiatric Nurse/Practice Development Nurse you will promote anddevelop clinical leadership and clinical practice and be a positive role model to junior members of the team through the practice of evidence-based care. You will be expected to support professional development through clinical appraisal and supervision and contribute to the ongoing educational programme for staff, fostering a positive learning environment.

Your professional and personal development will include further postgraduate study and you will be encouraged and supported by your line manager to undertake Masters programmes.

Person Specification Education and Qualification Essential
  • Registered Adult Nurse and/or Registered Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Master's degree
Experience and Knowledge Essential
  • Experience of research-based/reflective practice, e.g. understanding and ability to use supervision to reflect on skills, attitude and knowledge and develop these by using evidence based practice.
  • Significant relevant clinical experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience as a preceptor / mentor
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and audit
  • Knowledge of relevant Professional and Clinical legislation
  • Experience of taking responsibility for a ward / clinical unit.
  • Experience of engaging / supporting clinical research projects
  • Experience of supporting practice development in clinical areas
  • Experience of teaching. e.g. lecturer practitioner/preceptorship
  • Experience of recruitment and selection of staff

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