Ward Manager

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£41,659 to £47,673 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Older Adult Mental Health Services. A ward manager's post is becoming available; the post is based on Onnen Ward within Ysbryd Y Coed, Cefn Coed Hospital. The ward provides assessment for up to 20 patients in a all female environment.

As a potential post holder, you will have significant experience working within mental health services, with experience in management roles and possess leadership qualities. You will contribute to the ongoing development of the model of care, therefore will require knowledge and skills relevant to change management, mental health assessment, care and recovery of adults.

Main duties of the job

As the ward manager in the assessment ward for Older Adult mental health, you will be expected to work autonomously with the ward-based clinical leads. The post holder will have excellent communication skills, they will be confident and compassionate, ensuring they are always providing positive role modelling for all.

About us

The goals of the service are to provide quality mental health treatment and care to people living with mental ill health, working closely with our community services and third sector organisations to provide a safe and effective transition into the community.

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

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for:
  • The day-to-day running of the ward, ensuring the nursing team embraces the health board's values and adheres to them at all times.
  • The effective rostering of the nursing teams
  • Budget management
  • The quality and safety of the care delivered to service users
  • The environmental risk assessment

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Nurse
  • Management and leadership course, QI Bronze award.
Knowledge Essential
  • Specialist clinical knowledge of the issues pertinent to Older Person's Mental Health.
  • Knowledge of the reporting requirements for standards and service governance
  • A knowledge and Experience of the Safeguarding Procedures
  • An extensive knowledge and understanding of the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act.
Experience Essential
  • Experience of managing people / teams and its resources
  • Experience of managing people through periods of change
Aptitude and Abilities Essential
  • Ability to develop and maintain good communication and relationships when dealing with complex, sensitive and often contentious issues.
  • The ability to influence service developments and service changes
Values Essential
  • The ability to influence service developments and service changes
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic in the approach to own and other staff development across the service

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