Ward Manager RMN/RNLD
Market Drayton, Shropshire, England
My client is looking for a ward manager for their low secure mental health hospital that provides specialist assessments, treatments and rehabilitation for adults with intellectual disabilities, mental health needs, autistic spectrum disorders, including those with varying degrees of challenging behaviours and forensic histories. The Hospital has 46 beds spread across six wards.
The hospital is located in Market Drayton.
Due to the promotion of the current Ward Manager we are looking for an effective and confident individual to work on our Ward (Low Secure Unit) – Female Complex Care Pathway.
Working as the Ward Manager you will be responsible for the nursing leadership and management of the Ward and for the supervision and leadership of the nursing staff, providing an environment where the quality of care is delivered confidently and consistently to a high standard, ensuring all quality standards are met.
As a Ward Manager (RMN/RNLD) working in our Adult Mental Health Service your key roles and responsibilities will be:
To be a visible and supportive presence on the ward by providing strong clinical leadership and have the ability to positively influence the team, hospital culture and clinical practice.
To demonstrate initiative and proactive approaches in the management of their staff by ensuring the allocated staffing resources are deployed effectively, by being responsible for the management of the duty rota for the hospital.
To include consideration of staff “shift requests”, the timely processing of staff annual leave and other absence related requests, and the effective management of staff annual leave.
To clinically lead, and motivate the nurses and support workers in providing high quality patient assessment, care planning, treatment, and interventions.
To coach, develop, and mentor staff in achieving and exceeding their individual competency levels through the delivery of effective systems of supervision and appraisal, and ensure comprehensive supervision and appraisal records are kept.
To manage the staff effectively, ensuring all required standards of individual performance are met in a fair and consistent manner.
To ensure that quality standards relating to patient experience, patient safety, Assessment and Treatment, and Clinical Effectiveness are achieved and maintained.
To fulfil First Tier On-Call duties and responsibilities as required.
To be an integral member of the hospitals Integrated Governance program.
To join as a Ward Manager (RMN/RNLD) you will:-
Be a Registered Nurse with current NMC registration (Mental Health, Adult, Child, Learning Disabilities) appropriate for the job
Have a person centred ethos, showing empathy and a desire to make a difference
Have the ability to motivate, lead and supervise a team
Be able to demonstrate initiative and creativity
Be flexible and adaptable, well organised and able to manage time and workload effectively in line with the needs of the service
Have a desire to expand your professional development and support organisational change
Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of the mental health act and Safeguarding.
Applicants must be flexible and have the ability to operate within the hospital’s on-call system.
Have a legal right to work in the UK
You will be fully supported in your role through clinical supervision and peer support.
In return they will also offer you:
A thorough induction programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working
Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
Generous annual leave entitlement
Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay, (up to a maximum salary of £50k)
2 weeks paid paternity leave
Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
A fantastic preceptorship programme
Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
A range of staff discounts
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Support for revalidation
Support for BSc and MSc
Professional support through Nurses forum
Access to Myfamilycare services which provides support and information at critical life events including access to experts and emergency care services
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
Relocation allowance of up to £8000.00
- £ 35000 - 37000 Per year
- Full time
- Job Level
- Manager, Deputy Manager / Senior Staff, Qualified (non-manager)
Posted 19 Jun 2017
Closes 19 Jul 2017
This job was posted to: Ward mental nurse, Ward learning disability nurse