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Ward Manager - Mulberry 3

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 Apr 2023
I'm Lorna, until recently, I was the Ward Manager of our Mulberry 2 ward. I am now the Modern Matron across our 3 Acute Adult Inpatient Wards. I am excited to advertise our new Ward Manager position for our 16-bed mixed Adult Inpatient Recovery Ward (Mulberry 3) on our Fulbourn site.

Being a Ward Manager isn't for everyone, but I have loved it. Unlike many management roles, it allows you to remain in a clinical setting with daily engagement and interaction with patients. I also loved working with my team to support their development and new ideas. Being Ward Manager, you also have the autonomy to introduce new innovations and improvements.

Our Recovery Ward is part of our innovative and ambitious model of care, known as the 3-3-3 model. Our three wards work collaboratively to enable patients to access the right care at the right time. We have our Acute Assessment Unit (Mulberry 1), where patients stay up to 3 days, our Treatment ward (Mulberry 2), where patients stay up to 3 weeks and our Recovery Unit (Mulberry 3), where patients stay up to 3 months.

Mulberry 3 has recently undergone an interior renovation and we are excited to relaunch the ward. In this role you will have a unique opportunity, should you be successful, to shape and transform the day-to-day operation and provision of care on our Recovery Ward.

Please get in touch if you are interested in joining us on our journey.

Main duties of the job

As ward manager clear communication and relationship building are key skills. We will need you to build relationships with our community and partner services to support patients in their move back to the community, work with our new Consultant Psychiatrist to establish new ways of working, support your colleagues on Mulberry 1 & 2 to introduce innovation and most importantly, to lead and develop your new team.

You are the centre of the team and will need to be the glue holding the MDT together. Your team will expect you to provide expert advice, ensure high-quality student placements, manage the roster effectively and enhance the service to support the delivery of outstanding care.

Finally, you will be responsible for the provision of high-quality care on the ward. We will look to you to ensure the correct support is provided for patients and their families/carers, the ward is running safely and smoothly, research and innovation is encouraged and supported and the ward is governed appropriately.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To undertake a range of management responsibilities, including but not limited to; recruitment and selection processes, performance management, appraisal, sickness/ absence management and staff development.
  • To work in partnership with the consultant and wider multidisciplinary teams to ensure that expert leadership is demonstrated which meets the holistic health needs of adults within an acute mental health division.
  • To provide high visibility leadership, driving forward team developments by demonstrating an exemplar of expert practice, thereby energising and motivating staff to continually deliver person centred of the highest quality.
  • To ensure that the voice of patients and their families/ carers is listened to and suggestions for changes to practice are respected and where necessary, escalated to senior decision makers within the organisation. Thereby embedding a 'you said, we did', ethos within the team.

Person Specification Education & Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Degree or equivalent qualification related to mental health and/or leadership in the field of mental health
  • Student mentor training
Experinece Essential
  • Experience working at Band 6 or above and within specialism of mental health
  • Leadership/management of a team - community or hospital based
  • Excellent nursing skills - ability to lead by example, deliver broad range of interventions
  • Using key leaderships skills -holding people to account, managing poor performance, motivating/inspiring staff/teams, meeting key performance indicators
  • Evidence of successful working within multidisciplinary teams and external partners
  • Developing staff and teams through - appraisal, mandatory/specialist training, performance feedback, supervision, coaching, role modelling
  • Experience within relevant service area
  • Lived experience of mental health services
  • Experience of effective working with broad range of stakeholders
  • Track record of leading and managing a high performing in-patient team
  • Track record of meeting a broad range of KPIs, developing an improving team and individual performance
  • Experience acting as a professional nurse lead - advising on practice, supporting investigations
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
  • In-depth knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of both local and national legislation/policy affecting practice in mental health and the NHS
  • Ability to manage Human Resource recruitment/employment policies and procedures and their application
  • Ability to lead by example, inspiring and sharing the commitment l of a personcentred quality service, provided by competent caring practitioners, in a safe environment
  • Evidence of in-depth training at level 3 / 4 regarding MCA, 2005 and DOLS
Knowledge & Understanding Essential
  • Knowledge and experience of working in mental health settings
  • Ability to commit to and demonstrate the ideal of a person-centred quality service, provided by competent caring practitioners, in a safe environment
  • Strong leadership and motivational qualities. Knows how to inspire and develop a team / individual
  • Able to demonstrate initiative and be proactive
  • Committed to personal and team development
Physical requirements Essential
  • Ability to tolerate working unsocial hours and be flexible
  • Ability to concentrate for sustained periods of time
Other Essential
  • Recognise people's right to privacy and dignity, treating every person with respect
  • Willingness to be flexible in approach and attitude
  • Willingness to go the extra mile for the team and patient experience
  • Champion, create and stimulate a service that celebrates and rewards individual and team achievements

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