Deputy Ward Manager

Maidstone, Kent, England
Pay
N/A
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
3 Dec 2019
Closes
2 Jan 2020

Job Description

About the role and who we are looking for:

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 RGN looking for a leadership role in Older People's inpatient care on the Orchards Ward. Orchard's ward is a 16 bedded acute assessment ward located at Priority House, Barming, which is just behind Maidstone District General Hospital.

You must have post-registration experience including working with older adults and have completed mentorship training to be able to mentor students.
You must also be able to support the needs of people who are diagnosed with dementia, their relatives and carers. This requires excellent communication and liaison skills.

You will also have excellent interpersonal skills to manage and supervise staff effectively. You will be working with a wide range of experienced and friendly professionals, all with an interest in dementia care and 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 and that of personal 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.

Resilient, tenacious and ready for a challenge you will support and develop staff to provide the kind of service you would want to recommend to family and friends. We will offer development programme opportunities, supervision, reflective practice, mentoring and coaching and will ensure you are fully supported in your new role. Some working knowledge of the Dementia Toolkit would be highly desirable.

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

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 NHS27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service33 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 varietyof 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.

Induction.
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 Medway, the main ones being Canterbury, Maidstone and Dartford.

Lease

Ref: 380AJ186C

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