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Deputy Ward Manager - Mental Health

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Coed-y-Gric Rd Pontypool
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Deputy Ward Manager to work as part of our specialist older adult functional 20 bed admission ward.

Older Adult Mental Health services within Aneurin Bevan have a lot of developmental opportunities for all staff members within the directorate, we are also keen to nurture and develop staff through means compassionate management and encouraging personal and professional development.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an experienced Mental Health Nurse who is highly motivated, innovative and enthusiastic, who will demonstrate commitment to the ongoing development of our inpatient service. You will need the necessary clinical experience to lead and model excellent care delivery. You will be responsible for ensuring that high standards of care are delivered and maintained to patients admitted to our ward

The ward currently provides 20 in-patient functional assessment beds treating individuals with varying degrees of mental illness within Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB). The successful post holder will in the absence of the ward manager oversee the management of the ward and therefore leadership qualities, skills and attributes would be essential for the successful candidate.

As a Deputy Ward Manager you will be responsible for the assessment and implementation of high quality care to patients who are admitted to the inpatient environment. A key role is to provide support to patients and their families and loved ones during the admission and facilitate safe discharge.

Within this role you will provide expert clinical advice to junior members of staff and support the ward manager and senior nurse in running the ward in a professional, effective and safe manner. You will need to possess good sound knowledge and have experience in the care of older adults with complex needs and be able to demonstrate skills in clinical leadership.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about patient care and who is driven to working in collaboration with the patient, families and other services to provide a truly individual, holistic and a person centred approach to nursing. We value personal qualities such as kindness, compassion, warmth and the willingness to go the extra mile for our services users above all else. We are keen to foster, support and importantly invest in our staff and there are excellent opportunities available for any successful candidate.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RMN
  • Dementia care experience
Experience Essential
  • Meets all essential criteria as per attached job description/person specification
  • Sufficient experience
Experience Essential
  • In patient experience

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