Deputy Ward Manager

Canterbury, Kent, England
CT1 3AA
Pay
N/A
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
22 May 2020
Closes
20 Jun 2020

Job Description

About the role and who we are looking for:

Are you an experienced RMN 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 looking for a leadership role in inpatient care on the Bluebell Ward. Bluebell ward is an 18 bedded mixed sex acute ward located at St Martins Hospital, Canterbury.

You must have post-registration experience including working within a busy all acute environment and have completed mentorship training to be able to mentor students.
You must be able to support the needs of our patients, 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, 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.

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.

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 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.

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 car scheme Cycle to work scheme The list goes on.........!

New starter bonus. At the Trust we really value our nurses and the skills they bring. To recognise this we o

Ref: RB000393

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