CCU Ward Manager

Recruiterlink Limited
Fareham, UK
07 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
CCU Ward Manager - Fareham - £36,570 rising to £37,570 following probation

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Ward Manager to join a mental health rehabilitation and recovery focused service to provide clinical leadership and management, on one of our new wards at Uplands Hospital. We are looking for an experienced clinical RMN who has worked within a mental health team as a Band 6/Charge Nurse or Clinical Team Leader.
As a Ward Manager you will be responsible for the management of the day to day running of the ward and ensuring the delivery of good quality care is given. Key responsibilities for the role include:
- Ensuring compliance with statutory regulations and meeting quality standards
- Supervision of Nursing staff and Senior/Recovery Workers
- Working as a key nurse and having direct patient care
- Management and auditing of all care documentation
- Ensuring the service is safe, effective by planning and co-ordinating the quality and management of nursing care, patient care and the clinical environment
Hours will be 37.5 hrs per week, delivered by 5 shifts per week, which will include working 4 nursing shifts (early shifts; late shifts) and 1 of which will be protected time for Ward Manager duties.

The post holder will also share a management on call rota.

Service User Care
- To be responsible for supervising the delivery of all service user care undertaken within the ward and hospital. To ensure that each trained Nurse is nominated as a key worker to a group of service users and is responsible for the assessment of needs, setting of goals, reviewing those goals periodically with the objective of offering service user centred care - "my care plans" with participation of service users and their relatives
- To be responsible for ensuring that all nursing care is offered in the most professional manner possible and with reference to the organisations policies and procedures, The Code of Professional Conduct and other publications of the NMC
- By means of risk assessment/risk management safety plans ensure that potential hazards and vulnerability is assessed and plans for managing any identified risks are documented and reviewed regularly
- To ensure that all nursing staff within the ward and hospital are aware of their responsibilities towards service users which involves trained staff giving and receiving reports at the commencement and termination of each shift and ensuring that accurate reporting is maintained
- To work with Recovery Support Workers to ensure that the care they offer is of the standard required to develop and maintain service user care at the optimum level
- To supervise members of staff to ensure their understanding and compliance with the organisation's aims and objectives and policies
- To have a good knowledge and understanding of the Care Act 2015 and to ensure that the ward and hospital is run in accordance with the national minimum standards as laid down in the Act
- To ensure the correct documentation and application of the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007) and compliance is followed and adhered to
- Proactively engage with service users and their families/carers/significant others to build positive working relationships to support the delivery of treatment
- To ensure the physical health needs of the service users are not overlooked and to understand the importance of physical health monitoring and compliance and this is adhered to within the physical health and wellbeing care plans

Personnel Issues
- To be involved with the interviewing and induction of staff who come to work in the hospital. To ensure that all new staff have a supervisor whilst undergoing their induction to monitor their development and to support on a continuing basis and to assist in the provision of in house training to staff in order to improve and consolidate knowledge and understanding
- To work with senior staff to implement appraisal and to provide supervision to develop professional skills and knowledge and to support individuals with their role and responsibilities
- To undertake regular training to meet the NMC PREP requirements for maintaining Revalidation and be able to provide evidence of this
- Ensure all staff follow legislative and statutory requirements, e.g. Health and Safety at Work Act, Food Hygiene, and CQC Regulations etc.
- Ensure that all staff observe the provisions of the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007) and its application to practice
- Ensure that allocated staff are aware of "my care plans" their objectives, together with any set activities to be undertaken and understand their role within the care team
- To act in accordance with current disciplinary, grievance and complaints procedures and lead on investigations

Staff Leadership and Management
Provide effective leadership and management to staff which promotes high performance standards both individually and as a team, in the achievement of the company's objectives and priorities. The organisation's success will be dependent on all managers playing an active role to make sure the existing areas of good employment practice are universally embedded within the organisation

To undertake any other duties at a comparable level of responsibility as may be allocated:

- Attending meetings as appropriate
- Fulfilling duties of weekly timetable including any 'out of hours' responsibilities
- Duties as instructed by the Registered Hospital Manager
- To support other services within the mental health pathway as required


- We offer Permanent contracts 37.5 hrs per week
- Career progression path within the company
- Competitive rates of pay
- Employee Assistance Helpline
- Flexible Additional Holiday Purchase Scheme
- DBS check paid by Caretech prior to starting with us

About Caretech:

Caretech Community Services established in 1993 has 250 services with continuous growth with new developments/services. CareTech Community Services is a national provider of support for people with complex and challenging behaviours associated with autism, learning disabilities, mental health illness and neurological conditions. We support people to live as independently as possible within their own homes and also in residential care.

We are committed to providing the highest levels of care to our residents. To enable us to do this we need caring and dedicated professionals to deliver first class care.

All applicants will be subject to satisfactory references and all employees are checked against the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

* Some of our roles require male or female employees only, where this is indicated it is a genuine occupational requirement, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

CareTech Community Services are proud to advise that they are a Disability Confident Leader.


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