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Deputy Ward Manager

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:
  • Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • In our Gift providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Opportunities for flexible working (depending on the role)
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
  • NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Brockington Mother and Baby Unit for an appropriately experienced RMN to work as a Deputy Ward Manager in a permanent full time position. Applications are invited from individuals who have a genuine interest in perinatal specific issues, however clinical experience in this specialism is not essential as training will be provided. We positively encourage both male and female applicants for this post.

You will have the opportunity to join a specialist team delivering high standards of nursing care to women and their families who are experiencing pregnancy related mental health problems.

You will have an awareness of managerial responsibilities and the implementation of Trust policies and procedures. You will fulfil the role of ward manager in their absence, and will be expected to complete Site Manager Duty on a rotational basis, following induction to the role.

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated individual who is an effective communicator and team player. You will provide high standards of care that is evidence based and you will be expected to work days, nights and weekends as per service requirements. A caring and sensitive nature is essential, and a willingness to learn new skills is imperative.

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

We pride ourselves on the services provided to support with the well-being of all of our employees both physically and mentally and offer counselling support and lifestyle information. Opportunities for flexible working are also available depending on the role.

We encourage career development provided by in house training programs and coaching support.

As part of our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we welcome applications from candidates who meet the specific criteria, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical and/or mental disability or offending background.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description Job responsibilities

The Deputy Ward Manager will assist the Ward Manager in the effective day to day management of the in-patient unit for patients experiencing perinatal mental health disorders. They will be involved daily in the clinical provision of a needs led service, ensuring a high standard of effective, evidence based treatment is delivered.

The post will be ward based in Stafford, though significant liaison with community based staff and services is expected. The position will involve direct management of staff and their development, including the delivery of education, supervision and support for junior staff and mentoring of students.

The Deputy Ward Manager will act up the position of Ward Manager during their planned and unplanned absences.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse on NMC Register
  • Conforms to NMC requirements
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
Experience Essential
  • Experience of formulating assessments, planning, co-ordinating and supporting people within a hospital setting.
  • Experience of providing care and interventions within a health setting including specialist mental health settings.
Skills Essential
  • Demonstrate working knowledge/understanding of evidence based practice.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of current thinking and guidance in the management of mental health conditions.
  • Ability to assess and evaluate complex mental health conditions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the need for multi-disciplinary working and an ability to work across professional boundaries.
  • Ability to use own initiative, to enable contribution to a multi-disciplinary team approach.
  • Ability to effectively formulate risk management plans and to evaluate regularly.
  • Standard keyboard skills required for inputting onto RiO.
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Able to fulfil the travel requirements of the post.
  • Flexible approach to meeting the needs of the service.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to personal development.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of clinical/managerial supervision.

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