Ward Manager

White Knight Recruitment Ltd
Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex
17 Jul 2017
15 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time



White Knight Recruitment is working with a specialist Health and Social Care provider based in London and the South East of England, whose key focus is to support individuals with complex and challenging needs to maximise their independence to live a meaningful and fulfilling life.

They are currently looking for a Ward Manager at a service that provides a comprehensive range of treatments tailored to individual needs, for patients in both a low secure and locked rehabilitation environment. The centre provides a secure environment for patients with a forensic history and/or challenging behaviour.

The role of Ward Manager will be to manage both a specialist male learning disability service and a locked rehabilitation service for men with complex and enduring mental health conditions. 

The duties of the position are, but not limited to:

·Manage the day-to-day running of the services and coordinating its operations;
·Train, supervise, appraise, line manage and retain all nursing and support staff for the service;
·Coordinate the staff rota and ensure clinical cover remains compliant and in accordance with the service specification;
·Contribute to clinical governance meetings.

·Monitor the day-to-day clinical care of all residents in the service;
·Ensure the completion of necessary CPA, Managers Panels and Mental Health Tribunal reports by members of the clinical team;
·Ensure the appropriate communication and liaison with referring clinicians care coordinators or other clinical staff involved in patients’ care;
·Ensure care programme approach meetings, ward rounds, managers panels, mental health review tribunals and multidisciplinary care planning meetings happen as scheduled by making sure clinical staff is able to attend;
·Effectively coordinate the review patients in at regular intervals as clinically indicated;
·To ensure medication is administered as prescribed and that it is reviewed at appropriate intervals by medical staff;
·Facilitate and coordinate treatment plans using the care programme approach and good clinical practice within the MDT setting, ensuring effective use of resources and the updating of plans within agreed time limits;
·Alongside the consultant psychiatrist the service manager is responsible for coordinating the smooth flow of care from admission of discharge;
·Maintain and monitor standards of care in line with the clients principles and vision statement and the guidelines set out by the NMC.

The successful candidate for the Ward Manager position will demonstrate the following:
·Relevant qualifications and NMC registration;
·Strong experience working as a Ward Manager;
·Experience in DBT/personality disorders;
·Solid people management experience with the proven ability to build and support multi-disciplinary teams;
·Confidence, resilience, a professional approach and the ability to balance quality and commercial considerations.

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