Bed Manager - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Apr 2023

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Senior Manager
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a mental health nurse or allied health professional looking for an opportunity to interact with numerous professionals in a job that gives you an overview of clinical systems and demand?

If so this Job could be for you!!!

The role of Bed manager is available for two motivated and adaptable band 6 clinicians to help manage the bed flow through the mental health and learning disability services.

The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of mental health services across the county and knowledge of the current pressures both locally and nationally.

If you are lucky enough to be one of the successful candidates for the GHC bed manger position you could be surprised by the opportunities this role may bring to you. In the role you will be encouraged to build working relationships with professionals across the trust with a focus on hospital flow.

The role allows you to gather an operational perspective of the service and its challenges with opportunities to demonstrate your clinical skills and problem solving capabilities.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will display the ability to communicate with a variety of professionals in order to aid patient discharges. The post holder must have the ability to multi-task, prioritise and problem solve in a calm, focused manner. Given the nature of the environment the post holder may be required to adapt their day accordingly at short notice, which could then impact on scheduled arrangements.

The post holder must be available to work weekends to support the clinical on call manager with the allocation of beds out of ordinary working hours.

Flexible working is both supported and encouraged and at times necessary to meet patient needs.

About us

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document 'Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice' prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are proud to have been recognised as a 'Veteran Aware Trust', evidencing the provision of the best care for Veterans and driving to improve the care for veterans and their families. Find out more about this by clicking on the link at the right hand side, titled 'Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance'.

Job description Job responsibilities

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trusts view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

Person Specification essential Essential
  • experience
  • grade
  • knowledge of MCA and MHA
  • community
  • inpatient
essential Essential
  • passionate about mental health working
  • hard working
essential Essential
  • experience and grade
  • Good communication
  • knowledge of the service
  • community and inpatient experience
  • leadership qualities

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