Deputy Ward Manager

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Mar 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
In-patient services are designed to meet the holistic needs of service users/patients and carers, in an environment conducive to staff development and wellbeing. The Deputy Ward Manager will, along with the Senior Staff Nurses, support the Ward Manager to:
  • To actively promote teamwork, respect, integrity, accountability, excellence and compassion within the clinical team in accordance with the Trust values and code of conduct.
  • To lead a team of nursing staff in the delivery of a high quality mental health care.
  • Support the Ward Manager is the management and leadership of the ward and staff
  • Undertake the role of MHUNIC / Duty Senior Nurse when required
  • To provide nurse leadership within the multidisciplinary team and ensure the effective assessment formulation planning, monitoring of care given to inpatient service users.

Main duties of the job

You must be able to provide clinical leadership and motivation to develop the existing staff whilst maintaining high professional standards, demonstrating commitment to staff development and patient care. Must have knowledge and experience within adult mental health.

You will promote and maintain high standards of care whilst supporting and assisting to implement local and national strategies and initiatives.

You will need to possess excellent interpersonal skills, have leadership and staff development skills. A strong commitment to your ongoing professional education and development is essential.

The successful post holder will be expected be able to rotate across the specialty areas and be able to work shifts covering 24 hours, seven days a week.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oRegistered Nurse - Mental Health with previous years post graduate experience including:
  • oSuccessfully completed preceptorship programme post qualifying
  • o100% compliant in Mandatory training and PDR
  • oEvidence of post registration academic or vocational professional development (e.g. knowledge and expertise acquired through either in depth experience or theoretical study of a broad range of techniques/processes relating to the knowledge area)
Knowledge Essential
  • oUnderstanding of Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • oKnowledge and practice of Mental Health Act 1983
  • oKnowledge and practice of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • oDemonstrate understanding of how research has influenced practice
  • oKnowledge of common mental health problems and medication used in relation to these
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • oA number of years post-graduation experience consisting of completion of preceptorship in mental health nursing (12 months) and 12 months post preceptorship experience with the ability to demonstrate competency in the below:
  • oDemonstrate high quality patient care and documentation
  • oExperience of managerial responsibilities i.e , competent in understanding and being able to demonstrate effective team and clinical leadership
  • oExperience of assessing, planning and implementing and reviewing care needs
Personal Essential
  • oEvidence of Continued Professional Development that supports clinical practice
  • oAbility to undertake Positive and Safe training including the use of physical restraint
  • oSkill in motivating and managing chance in self and others
  • oClear ability to understand new concepts and ideas and excellent clinical practice

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