Deputy Ward Manager

Maidstone, Kent, England
ME17 4BU
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust £ 32306.0 - 39027.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
£ 32306.0 - 39027.0 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
15 Jun 2022
14 Jul 2022

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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.

Please see job description for full details

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

PLEASE NOTE: If role is patient-facing, candidates will be required to meet any government requirements for Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of deployment to be appointed. A full course of the Covid-19 vaccination (or where applicable a valid exemption) may be required to be evidenced prior to receiving an unconditional job offer.

KMPT Staff Benefits:
NHS pension scheme

Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.

Please see Apply. Apply/Pensions.aspx for more details.
Annual leave for Agenda for Change

On appointment to NHS 27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service 29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service 33 days full time or pro rata if part time

Plus bank holidays that's up to 41 days - more than 8 weeks paid time off!

Medical staff have national Terms and Conditions.
Buying and selling of annual leave is also available as part of our flexible approach to staff benefits.
Recommend a friend campaign

If you already work for us you could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to any of the roles below and you can receive £1000 if they are successfully recruited; Nursing staff - RMN RGN RNLD - Band 5 and 6, Medical Doctors, Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Professionals,
Flexible working

Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.
Statutory and occupational maternity, paternity or adoption leave

Dependant on length of NHS service
Other paid/unpaid leave

This can be for Jury Service, Reserved Armed Forces, etc. This is paid outside of annual leave.

Non paid leave for career breaks
Staff Support

KMPT offer a face to face counselling service for any issues not just work related problems.
NHS discounts and shopping vouchers

Staff can sign up to Red Guava, PS discounts and Health Service Discounts to receive a variety of discounts in travel, fashion, technology, mobile phone contracts, food and drink, days out etc.
Learning and Development opportunities

In addition to the mandatory subjects there are a number of leadership, management and staff topic areas, including coaching and mentoring.

KMPT is committed to supporting all new staff and this includes a comprehensive Induction programme. The duration of the programme is dependent on role and can be from 2 days to 4 weeks (not always consecutive days).
The Induction programme will provide an excellent opportunity for new staff to meet and engage with KMPT's subject specialists and will include the essential training required.
The programme may involve some travel to the various training venues across Kent and Me

Ref: AC0123

Job Details

Deputy Ward Manager

Maidstone, Kent, Englandd Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£ 32306.0 - 39027.0 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Full time
15 Jun 2022
14 Jul 2022

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