Ward Manager

Bramley Health
Ashburnham, UK
Closing date
26 Sep 2020

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We are currently hiring for an experienced Ward Manager to work with 37.5 hours per week , based at the Langford Centre (CQC Rating: Good) hospital in East Sussex. This will be reporting into the Hospital Director.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the day-to-day running of the services and coordinating its operationsTrain, 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
  • Provide out of hours cover on an ''on-call'' basis in accordance to company's policy
  • 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 Ward Manager is responsible for coordinating the smooth flow of care from admission of discharge
  • Some shift work will be required on a regular basis to support the nursing team with their duties

About you

Experience and skillset:
  • Relevant qualifications and NMC registration
  • Strong experience working as a Ward Manager in a Mental Health setting
  • 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
  • Desirable: ASD expeirence
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