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Ward Manager

  • Job reference: OVWMNotts0720
  • Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Adults
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Job description: Are you an experienced Registered Mental Health Nurse looking for a new challenge? Do you have experience leading a team?

Service Care Solutions are working with our established client to recruit a Ward Manager for a brand new PICU and Mental Health Ward in the Nottinghamshire area.

Job Purpose - Ward Manager

Salary - £41,280 per annum

Contract - Permanent | Full-time

Key Responsibilities
*Manages the ward and resources effectively, taking steps to ensure that appropriate staffing levels and skill mix of nursing experience and skills is in place including effective rota management, annual leave and training arrangements.
*Has full oversight of the nursing staff rota and is the authorised individual to ensure rota management and eRostering standards are maintained and are effective.
*Ensures that all members of the nursing team receive clinical supervision, appraisal, CPD requirements and complete mandatory training.
*Addresses shortfalls in development and ensures that training and performance issues are addressed.
*Recognises and rewards positive performance by the nursing staff, commensurate with their roles and responsibilities.
*Acts as a highly visible role model, mentor and leader, creating a culture that promotes learning, development, inquiry and professionalism, celebrates achievements and shares learning to the benefit of the ward, hospital and wider division.
*Disseminates implements and monitors compliance with relevant policies and statutory requirements of the hospital, division and group.
*Takes appropriate action to ensure that the standard of care that patients receive is of the highest standard.
*Ensures that all patients have clear current care plans that reflect their personalised needs, and are evidence based and ensures that family members and carers are suitable engaged based on the needs and wants of the patient. This includes the safe and effective planning for discharge from the hospital.
*Ensure the ward has clear procedures and processes to support the safe and effective running of the ward at all times, including the nutrition of patients, cleanliness of the environment; using tools such as Quality walk rounds to assist.
*Actively lead on the recruitment and retention of staff to the ward and hospital.
*Ensures that clinical communication, records, handovers, reports and other patient related information is conveyed and recorded promptly and accurately.
*Develops and maintains strong and effective working relationships with all clinical and non-clinical colleagues.
*Makes sure that the physical healthcare needs of patients are assessed and managed effectively, alongside their mental health and psychological needs equally.
*Promotes and applies the requirements of diversity and equality.
*Undertakes and completes clinical investigations, complaints, and HR investigations, ensuring these are completed thoroughly, promptly and to a high standard.


Nursing Qualification
NMC Registration


Ability to use and provide clinical supervision
Aware of local and national issues affecting nursing care


£250 SCS Welcome Bonus
Paid Training and Development
Company Pension Scheme
Free Meals on Shift
Free Parking

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