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Ward Manager

Job Description

NELFT NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts of its kind in the country. Providing mental health and community services across north east London and Essex, we are committed to making the most of opportunities to work across traditional healthcare boundaries to bring real benefits to our patients and service users.

Our core aim is to improve the overall health and wellbeing of local people. We work closely with other organisations and are continuously looking to develop innovative, integrated and comprehensive healthcare services that support people out of hospital where possible.

With an annual budget of more than £300million, we provide care and treatment for a population of almost 15 million people in their own homes, in health centres and in hospital. We employ around 6000 staff.

The extensive range of specialist services we provide means that it is possible to get a variety of different working experiences within the same organisation.

NELFT recognises its responsibility to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to protecting them from the risk of harm. We expect all staff to undertake this commitment and applicants will be subject to recruitment processes that support this.

Ward Manager Opportunities available for exceptional nurse leaders. We are in the rare position of having 2 x Band 7 Mental Health Ward Manager positions available within our Directorate owing to one manager relocating and another seeking experience in another field of mental health leadership. Successful candidates may already be in a Band 7 role and seeking a different challenge or be a Band 6 nurse who is ready to take the next step your career. As Ward Manager you will be at the fore front of managing, guiding and leading the team to provide high-quality mental health care and to support and develop our nursing and multi-disciplinary teams. Ward Manager for Titian Ward. Titian Ward is a 15 bedded Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit for male patients from the London Boroughs of Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham and Havering. Ward Manager for Ogura Ward. Ogura Ward is a 20 bedded male acute ward for working age adults. The ward admits patients primarily from the London Borough of Redbridge. Who are we looking for? •We invite applications from enthusiastic, motivated, compassionate mental health nurses who have over 3 years nursing experience including at least 12 months experience of working at a Band 6 level. Recent inpatient acute or PICU experience is desirable. •We are seeking managers who are proactive, able and responsive nurse both clinically and in leading and managing a multi-disciplinary team. What skill set should you have? •You will have excellent communication skills and organisational abilities. •You can demonstrate experience in providing meaningful and robust supervision with staff and the skills to undertake productive staff appraisals. •You will possess strong leadership and managerial skills and the ability to provide strategies to support staff in managing high risk service users within the PICU/acute setting. •You will understand the importance of and be experienced in collaborative working with service users, families and carers and understand the principles of recovery model. •Applicants should have a thorough knowledge of care planning and risk assessment for our client group including the ability to engage people who are acutely unwell. •A good working knowledge of professional issues including legislation such as Mental Capacity Act 2005, Mental Health Act 1983 (2007) as well as the requirements of Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC). The main responsibilities of the post are: •To be responsible for line managing in-patient staff to provide high quality care in line with the Trust values. •To support the Infection control agenda of their area of responsibility. •To ensure that issues relating to clinical risk are identified and there are SMART care plans and risk management plans for each patient. •To ensure that the Trust physical health policy is implemented. •To actively promote service user and carer involvement including responding constructively to comments, suggestions, complaints and compliments. •To carry out supervision, appraisals and performance reviews. •To develop practice and to provide support to ward staff. •To work closely with support services the Practice Improvement Practitioners, HR, Finance and infection control department in ensuring that trust policies are adhered to. Why you should work for NELFT? In return for your hard work, NELFT is committed to: •Support for first time managers through support group, workshops and mentoring •Providing high-quality supervision •Promoting continued professional development •Providing quality psychosocial interventions within acute and crisis service •Providing staff with opportunities to provide low intensity psychological interventions and to receive supervision from the psychology team At NELFT we require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. If you are successful at interview, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills. This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,483 to a maximum of £4,439). For further details / informal visits contact: For informal discussion or to arrange a visit please contact: For Titian Ward – Emma Terry, Modern Matron,  ( Phone number removed )  X 64351, ( Email address removed )

All our recruitment is carried out through our recruitment system You are advised to regularly check your emails (including any junk mail/spam folders) for correspondence related to this post, including assessment or interview invitations and any other type of correspondence relating to your application.

In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, NELFT reserves the right to close the vacancy early. If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date then please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

NELFT has signed the skills pledge and is an accredited Improving Working Lives organisation. We are committed to staff development and offer a range of opportunities which include monthly supervision, annual appraisal and a wide range of training options.

We offer a range of NHS benefits including flexible working, NHS Pension Scheme, Childcare Voucher and car scheme. To improve the working lives of our staff we are committed in helping them achieve a healthy balance between work and home life and offer a range of initiatives to help staff achieve this.

We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity, and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.

NELFT operates a no smoking policy.

Should you wish to claim for travel, accommodation, or any other costs incurred with attending a job interview you will need to agree this in advance of the interview with the recruiting manager.

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)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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