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Deputy ward manager -Mental Health Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Acute and Rehab Directorate
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Kahlo ward
£28.00 -£30,112 pa plus HCAS
25/09/2019 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.

 An Exciting Band  6  deputy ward manager, mental health staff  opportunities have arisen within Kahlo Ward.

Kahlo  Ward  is a 21 bedded  female   acute  ward which provides a safe and supportive environment to aid patients in their recovery.

the ward caters for patients within the ages of 18-65 years living in the boroughs of Waltham forest and Redbridge  suffering from mental illness

The post holder will be joining a multi-disciplinary team that is committed to the provision of high quality patient centred care for all who use the service. The ward teams has a  strong nurse leadership including Staff Nurses, Band 6 Clinical Leads & Deputy Ward Managers, Ward Manager as well as a Modern Matron who provides operational and clinical leadership

This nursing establishment seeks to ensure greater support to our junior staff and also optimises future career prospects within the acute care pathway.

We therefore invite applications from compassionate and diligent mental health nurses.

You may already be in a Band 6 role and seeking a different challenge or you may be  an experienced  band 5  looking for carer progression .

Why work for NELFT?

NELFT have a commitment to supporting our staff to provide the highest quality of care and have implemented a number of initiatives including:

-Comprehensive training opportunities including physical health programme, working with personality disorder. varied and multifaceted Equalities & Diversity course as well as a wide range of Safeguarding Adult and Children courses.
- We are currently developing the role of Assistant Psychologists within our adult acute wards.
- NELFT is recognised both nationally and internationally for a number of key clinical innovations including the acute care pathway and Open Dialogue.
-NELFT has gained further national recognition for the implementation of the BME Network.

Our Trust provides a wide range of mental health inpatient services including older adult, adult acute, Learning Disabilities, Psychiatric Intensive Care, Low secure services and young people.

The inpatient teams are continually developing clinical care standards and are currently working on initiatives including Safewards, Safety Thermometer and Safety Crosses.

In return for your hard work, NELFT is committed to promoting continued professional development and providing high quality supervision. NELFT is also committed to providing quality psychosocial interventions within acute and crisis services. For those with an interest in psychological interventions, opportunities will be available to staff in providing low intensity psychological interventions and to receive supervision from the psychology team.

Mentoring and coaching including shadowing opportunities are available within the varied NELFT services as well as a range of courses in partnership with the local universities.

The main responsibilities of the post:
-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 the MDT in formulating appropriate individual care plans, taking a holistic approach.

- To provide support for junior staff ,through supervision

-Deputise in the absence of line manager

-Carry out  various audits and ensure
- Ensure that relatives and carers of service users and feel supported and are able to communicate effectively with the clinical team
- Appropriate IT skills to ensure accurate documentation and communication around care
-Take steps to maintain the safety and welfare of staff, patients, visitors and to the ward.
-Work alongside service users and carers/relatives to continually work towards improving and maintaining high standards.


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 £3,722 to a maximum of £4,743).


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Applicant requirements

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:

Betty Appiah-Danquah

Ward Manager

Kahlo  Ward

NELFT (North East London Foundation Trust)

Sunflowers Court,




Mobile: 07976743440

Switch Board 0300 555 1200 ext 59284

Ward Phone 0300 555 1210