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Deputy Ward Manager / Outreach Nurse

Job Description

£26,302 - £35,225

An exciting Opportunity has arisen at the Darwin Centre for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Deputy Ward Manager / Outreach Nurse ( combined role) to join our team. As a member of the Team you will work alongside the Ward Manager / Clinical Nurse Specialist on our QNIC Accredited Unit the Darwin Centre based in Cambridge .

Nursing Qualifications are an essential criteria .

This is an exciting and unique opportunity for an aspiring leader to work alongside the Multidisciplinary Team to further develop our services and you will be supported with your professional development so if you have the abilities and skills to fulfil this position please contact us informal discussion is encouraged.

You will take an active role in managing the ward under supervision of the Ward Manager, and take charge in their absence. You will also have proven leadership skills along with managing your own caseload ( for Outreach Nurse role) with a strong drive to develop yourself and the dedicated nursing team. You will directly participate in patient care offer a high standard of both customer and patient care.

The Ward itself provides excellent learning opportunities within the Tier 4 services , the Ward offers weekly in house training / case discussions , nurses meeting , weekly staff support and has good link with Anglia Ruskin University for on going Continuing Professional Development . On top of being rated “Excellent” by the Royal College of Psychiatrist ( QNIC Accreditation ) the Darwin Centre has recently been rated as “Outstanding” by CQC on Effective.

This appointment will be to the Tier 4 children’s inpatient services within CPFT. Your initial base will be at the Darwin Centre , however, there is an expectation and desire that nursing staff will undertake personal competency development by undertaking planned periods of placement on all our units to meet skill development and service delivery needs.

In addition, and although infrequent, you may be asked to undertake individual shifts on other units to meet the needs of the service and fulfil the Trust’s duty of care to all its patients. The Trust operates a rotational shift pattern and this includes weekend working when required by the unit/Trust”

The Trust offers a structured induction program, regular supervision, excellent working conditions and a range of benefits, including superb training opportunities, career development opportunities, a contributory pension scheme, and Gym Membership.

This post is eligible for a £1500 new hire bonus. An initial payment of £500 will be paid in the first 6 months and a final payment of £1000 will be paid 1 year after your start date

Informal contact details - Kailash Ludhor ( Ward Manager) and Sorcha Morrell (Clinical Nurse Specialist)  ( Phone number removed ) 

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring check. The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we positively encourage applications from people who have experienced mental health issues. The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria.Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system. Please ensure that all the details you provide on your application form are correct.

**Internal CPFT Trust applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ and who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over any other candidates who may apply for this post. Further consideration will then be given to other internal applicants currently ‘affected by change’ and then to other NHS applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the wider NHS. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration*

In submitting an application form, you authorise Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Serco ASP will be providing the recruitment administration service for this Trust. We provide a recruitment administration service to a range of Primary Care Trusts within Cambridgeshire and the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. If you have any queries concerning your application please contact us on –  ( Phone number removed ) 

The aim of the employing organisation is to ensure that no employee in employment or job applicant receives less favourable treatment because of their race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin or on the grounds of gender, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion; or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not justified by the job to be done.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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