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Deputy Ward Manager

Band 6 Nurse

Main area
CAMHS Acute & rehab
Band 6 Nurse
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£26,565 to £35,577 pa plus HCAS
24/01/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

Clinical Lead/Deputy Ward Manager

An opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic individuals to join a newly modernised Child and Adolescent Mental Health Inpatient service, Brookside, in Goodmayes, Ilford, Essex.

Brookside has been recognised both across London and Nationally for its quality service provision and CQC rated "outstanding" practice. Providing both an innovative home treatment team and a 15 bedded acute ward for children and young people, it’s a leading service which provides treatment and prevention support within the NELFT London catchment areas as well as inpatient care nationally.

The successful candidates will work with young people aged between 12-18 years, their families and carers, with acute emotional, psychological and behavioural difficulties. There is scope within the job role to take part in formalised therapeutic contact with young people and carers.This will enhance the applicant’s future career planning and/or academic endeavours. The successful candidates will form part of multi-disciplinary team offering inpatient and Home Treatment Team care through intensive multi-disciplinary interventions and a structured daily programme with a central educational basis.  We are looking for candidates who have enthusiasm and passion for meeting the needs of acutely unwell young people, as well as being adaptable, enjoy variety, can work independently, as well as understanding the relevance of team working.

The main responsibilities and criteria for the post are:

- A minimum of one years experience working as a Nurse, preferably within a CAMHS and/or crisis setting.

- To act as a leader and role model to the nursing team on a shiftly basis under the guidance of the Ward Manager to ensure safe, effective, continually improving practice and high levels of nursing care.

-  Complete clinical audit and contribute to the governance processes of Brookside.

- To deputise for the Ward Manager in their absence to include chairing meetings and undertaking management roles.

- To manage the HR systems of the Ward including staffing, sickness, performance related issues, annual leave reporting this by exception to the Ward Manager.

- To provide clinical and safeguarding supervision (upon completion of training) and Mentor junior staff and students.

-To complete 5 days of Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression course which is yearly updated and implement in practice as required.

-To work shifts over a 365 day a year basis including night duty

-To undertake assessment of client’s needs and support qualified nurses in formulating appropriate individual care plans taking on a holistic approach.

- Ensure that relatives and carers of service user and feel able to communicate effectively with the clinical area to answer any queries or concerns.

- Appropriate IT skills to ensure accurate documentation and communication around a young person’s care

-Take steps to maintain the safety and welfare of staff, patients and to the ward.

-Work alongside service users and carers/relatives to continually work towards improving and maintaining high standards.

As a minimum criteria all staff employed by the Trust should have a basic competency for numeracy and literacy equivalent to NVQ level 2.  If you are shortlisted for this post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills after the interview.

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes.  The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham Essex




This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,553 to a maximum of £4,528).







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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For informal enquiries please contact:

Name: Chris Bramley
Job Title: Ward Manager

Telephone: 0300 555 1156



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