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Deputy Ward Manager

Job Description

Partnerships in Care is one of the UK’s leading providers of independent specialist secure and step-down care across the UK.

With hospitals around the country, 30 years of experience in our sector and highly skilled and experienced teams, we help patients and commissioners find the right care pathways without the need for multiple reassessments.

The North London Clinic is looking for a Deputy Ward Manager to provide visible leadership and effective shift management to the nursing team, deputising in the absence of the Ward Manager.

As a Deputy Ward Manager you will be working within a team that includes a range of professionals. You will be central to providing high quality care within a secure forensic setting, working with a patient group that consists of personality disordered and chronically mentally ill men.

You will work within an identified career development pathway and be expected to complete appropriate training.

Our Deputy Ward Manager role involves:

  • Adhering at all times to the NMC code of professional conduct
  • Conducting a legal, ethical and accountable practice and remain open to the scrutiny of peers
  • Respecting the rights of others’ sensitivity and with regard to issues of equality and diversity
  • Promoting and ensuring that each member of the team works to the standards of ethical practice
  • Ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation, government and local policy and best practice including the Mental Health Act, Clinical Governance and Standards for Better Health
  • Ensuring adherence to health, safety and security legislation and policy
  • Participating in maintaining the physical, relational and procedural security of the service to ensure the safety of all
  • Recognising the value of effective communication and the potential for developing therapeutic relationships, effective teamwork, interdisciplinary working and customer care
  • Utilising effective communication to develop professional therapeutic relationships, optimise patient engagement and facilitate interdisciplinary working
  • Managing sensitive, highly complex and contentious communication, referring complex issues as appropriate
  • Promoting a culture in which the assessment, planning and review of care plans are delivered effectively within the broader responsibilities of the Primary Nurse
  • Monitoring and ensuring that all patients are actively involved in the process of care
  • Acting as a Primary Nurse for a designated group of patients
  • Ensuring all patients have a comprehensive evidence-based risk management plan
  • Participating in and ensuring involvement in pre-admission assessment of referred patients
  • Operating effectively as a team member
  • Promoting effective decision making
  • Acting as a mentor/preceptor and ensuring the development of junior nurses and other team members
  • Encouraging and promoting innovation and imaginative problem solving
  • Ensuring compliance with audit requirements and lead implementation of recommendations
  • Ensuring compliance with legislative and professional standards
  • Acting as a clinical supervisor and ensuring that all staff participate in clinical supervision
  • Monitoring, evaluating and ensuring effective use of resources within set budgets
  • Deputising in the absence of the Ward Manager
  • Ensuring a commitment to the promotion and delivery of basic living skills within a forensic mental health care setting
  • Participating in the delivery of evidence-based interdisciplinary programmes of care
  • Supporting junior staff in their contribution to therapeutic interventions as agreed by the interdisciplinary team
  • Managing medication as per hospital policy
  • Contributing to health promotion within the ward environment
  • Applying recognised therapeutic interventions e.g. CBT, DBT
  • Engaging in and promoting continuous professional development within the team

To be successful as Deputy Ward Manager, you’ll need:


  • RMN
  • Recognised mentorship certificate desirable


  • Demonstrate post registration experience
  • Experience of working in a supervisory capacity
  • Experience of secure environment and interdisciplinary teamwork
  • Experience of assessing and teaching junior staff
  • Experience of coordinating care
  • Experience of prioritising key tasks in relation to sphere of work
  • Experience of management of Health & Safety and related issues
  • Experience of report writing

Commitment to:

  • Personal learning and development
  • Evidence based practice
  • Patient centred care
  • Being a team player
  • Being self-motivated
  • Being flexible

About our benefits

In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)
  • A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
  • Private Medical Insurance Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Free meals while on duty
  • Carefirst – Employee Assistance Services
  • Continuous learning and development
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Career development
  • Personal health insurance
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Free car parking (at most sites)
  • Voluntary Benefits

All positions within Partnerships in Care (PiC) are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Unless specifically commissioned in advance PiC will not consider Applications submitted by or through agencies.

PiC is an equal opportunities employer.

Please read the job description and person specification carefully and ensure that you demonstrate the knowledge, skills and experience required to carry out the role.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

We aim to write to all applicants informing them of the outcome of their application, but if we have not contacted you after four weeks from the closing date please assume your application was unsuccessful.

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.

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