Ward Manager

Dartford, Kent, England
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust £ 43742.0 - 50056.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
£ 43742.0 - 50056.0 Per year
Full time
Manager, Senior Staff Nurse/Senior Sister, Senior Nurse
7 Dec 2023
31 Dec 2023

Job Description

Band 7

Main area - Acute Mental Health - Inpatient

Grade Band 7

Contract Permanent

Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job ref 380-AC0365

Site Littlebrook Hospital

Town Dartford

Salary £43,742 - £50,056 per annum inc

Salary period Yearly

Closing 17/08/2023 23:59

Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity for a Ward Manager at Willow Suite, Littlebrook Hospital, Dartford, Kent.

Willow Suite is a 12 bed, male only psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) .

We are looking for an experienced, motivated, patient and staff centred qualified Nurse / Band 7 Ward Manager to maintain the high quality care delivery. Willow Suite already provides and supports innovation and development. It is essential that you have leadership experience.

Main duties of the job

To provide accurate, timely reports and discharge

To deal with e-mail correspondence in a timely

To monitor the record keeping of junior / non-qualified staff and students where appropriate

To link with special interest groups both internal and external to the Trust to share good practice

To act as a representative of the service as

Take account of cultural issues in communication with everyone, including work

Understand what translation and advocacy services are available and follow correct

Ensures that the electronic Health and Social Care Records of self, of Deputy Ward Manager, and of junior colleagues are up to date, accurate and consistent with Trust

Establish and maintain accurate, complete and up to date care plans in Line with Trust policies and

Effectively use Trust electronic tools and IT

Implement strategies which facilitate adherence to treatment including negotiation skills, early warning signs monitoring and psycho-education, and motivational interviewing skills

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

Maintain NMC registration through agreed

Work alongside the Service Manager/Modern Matron and other professional colleagues to identify and implement competency development within the Ward Team

Actively participate in own PDR/Supervision/Mentorship and act as a provider of this to the Deputy Ward Manager and to all junior staff, delegating as appropriate

Line manage a multidisciplinary team which may include RMNs, RGNs and OTs

Develop a Supervision and Appraisal Tree for the Ward indicating individual responsibility for training

Undertake own mandatory and role-specific training/CPD as

Identify and develop skills, knowledge, and information and access appropriate agreed training using a variety of

To work regularly and closely with partner agencies in ensuring that staff receive the most recent training and updates relating to end of life

Identify a Student Link Nurse for the Ward and contribute to the review of students and their placements from the local University in partnership with the Practice Placement Facilitators.

Be on the live register of mentors and participate in student mentorship and

Be aware of the individual professional responsibilities to develop practice and delivery of care through clinical governance frameworks g. Audit, surveys, supervision, CPD.

Develop a full list of roles and responsibilities for the Ward, so that each Junior Colleague has a clear understanding of their contribution to the Team, enabling Personal Development for each staff member e. Infection Prevention and Control Link Nurse, CQC Link Nurse, Health and Safety Link Nurse etc.

Demonstrate application of reflection to everyday

Respond/resolve any issues affecting learning, development and performance with the guidance of the Service Manager/Modern Matron

Be familiar with the skills, strengths and areas requiring development of all staff within the Ward

Provide the necessary support and opportunities for staff to develop their skills

Person specification

essential and desirable

Essential criteria

registered nurse

one year leadership experience

Desirable criteria



Essential criteria

Completed a leadership course

Ref: 380-AC0365

Job Details

Ward Manager

Dartford, Kent, Englandd Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
£ 43742.0 - 50056.0 Per year
Job level
Manager, Senior Staff Nurse/Senior Sister, Senior Nurse
Full time
7 Dec 2023
31 Dec 2023

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