Deputy Ward Manager

Dartford, Kent, England
Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust £ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year Full time Save This Job
£ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
24 Nov 2021
23 Dec 2021

Job Description

Job overview

Are you an experienced RMN or RGN looking for their first leadership role or in a leadership role and want a new challenge?

There is an exciting permanent opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic RMN or RNLD looking for a leadership role in the Acute Care Group inpatient services. Cherrywood Ward is a 17 bedded female acute mental health ward at Littlebrook Hospital in Dartford

We will offer development programme opportunities, supervision, reflective practice, mentoring and coaching and will ensure you are fully supported in your new role.

Main duties of the job

You must be able to support the needs of our patients, their relatives and carers. This requires excellent communication and liaison skills.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills to manage and supervise staff effectively. You will be working with a wide range of experienced and friendly professionals, providing high quality of care and compassion. In return we offer regular clinical supervision and management supervision.

We believe in clinically led, management supported services and want to strengthen nurse leadership to provide safe, compassionate, creative services which really make a difference to patient lives.You will therefore be an excellent clinician, committed to the concept of person centred care.

You will have the ability to influence, enthuse and enable, a role model who leads from the front and by example you will use your clinical expertise to improve practice, to challenge tradition and to work with the team to create a culture of therapeutic optimism and hope

Working for our organisation

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
You must have post-registration experience including working within a busy acute environment and have completed mentorship training to be able to mentor students.

As part of the Band 6 Nursing team you will be required to attain a mentoring qualification.

Under the overall direction of the Ward Manager, maintain high standards of patient care.

Be professionally responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of a multidisciplinary programme of care.

Maintain a supportive leadership profile for Ward Manager and the multidisciplinary team.

Manage the ward in the absence of the Ward Manager.
  • Attend all mandatory training as required and supervise the multidisciplinary staff group to do so.
  • Support line manager in maintaining a safe working environment to ensure own, colleagues, patients and visitors safety. Alert others in the team to any safety risks and reports persistent problems to line manager
  • Report/manage problems which breach Health and Safety to line manager and link to Datix system.
  • Safely and effectively administer/monitor medication, including its side effects using systemic measures.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding required.

Person specificationQualificationEssential criteria
  • RMN completion of Preceptorship programme
  • Experience of Mental Health
  • Evidence of recent Practice

Desirable criteria
  • Practice development
  • Older Adult Knowledge
  • Leadership knowledge and further training

KnowledgeEssential criteria
  • Mentel Health Legislation
  • Safeguarding and ability to apply principles
  • Clinical effectiveness and patient experience
  • Person Centered care planning
  • Good IT Skills
  • Medication Competency
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in reports
  • Knowledge of NMC guidelines and revalidation

Desirable criteria
  • Experience co-ordinating shifts
  • Experience managing or supervising lower grade staff
  • Clinical reflection evidence

KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme
Your employer pays 14.3% towards y

Ref: 365734419

Job Details

Deputy Ward Manager

Dartford, Kent, Englandd Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£ 32.306 - 39.027 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Full time
24 Nov 2021
23 Dec 2021

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