25 days annual leave plus bank holid
09 Nov 2016
07 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is seeking a Registered Mental Health Nurse - Ward Manager

* Shift/resource management in capacity of Senior Nurse on call
* Effective strategic resource management
* Leadership decisions within the context of Ward Manager
* Performance management of junior staff in conjunction with Charge Nurses
* Supervise and support Charge Nurses in fulfilling the role effectively through all elements

of their job descriptions acting as role model and mentor

* Ensure adherence to policies and procedures.
* Personal development needs
* Discipline and grievance issues
* Serious incident reviews and implementation of recommendations.
* Ward Budget Management


* Advisory role to nursing staff.
* Advising Lead Nurse and senior management on staffing, budget, safety, clinical and

management issues within area of responsibility

Key Performance Indicators

* Support the implementation of local Clinical Governance Strategy
* Clear application of clinical experience
* Satisfactory completion of objectives as agreed at appraisal and monthly supervision.
* Satisfactory fulfilment of core competencies.
* Demonstrates clear application of continuing professional development portfolio.
* Clear application of hospital policies and procedures
* Demonstrates positive contribution to senior nurses group.
* Facilitates delivery of practice and support supervision.
* Actively contributes to the Nursing Service Agreement, departmental Risk Matrix and

action plan, monitoring their implementation

* Satisfactory completion of designated annual mandatory training.
* To participate and take on active lead in organisational clinical and nursing audit programmes.

* Support of senior management team at local level.
* Contributes to departmental and unit business objectives.
* Effectively manage positive change in the nursing department.
* Satisfactory attendance record


* Provide strong and robust leadership in the clinical environment using the core skills of

facilitation, negotiation, conflict resolution, teaching and delegation.

* Develop a coaching culture within the clinical environment.
* Demonstrate and model professional behaviours at all times.
* Support the implementation of clinical and corporate governance for the management of patient information.

* Participate in service specific strategy and development.


* Accept 24 hour responsibility for the hospital wards on a rotational basis within the

framework of the on-call structure.

* Provide managerial leadership through coordinating the production of philosophies of care

and local procedures.

* Monitor the performance and conduct of staff and to take corrective action when

necessary. This will include, where appropriate, involvement in the disciplinary process

These are subject to annual review

Health and Safety/Security

* To comply with the provisions of the Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Act 1974 and other relevant legislation and policies, ensuring the provision and maintenance of a safe environment for all members of the Hospital community.
* To take personal responsibility for ensuring the work practices and the environment meet the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work legislation. Develop and submit action plans to SEGG and HOGG to rectify the deficit.
* To participate in maintaining the physical, relational and procedural security of the service to ensure the safety of all
* As part of your role you may be required to assist in the management of challenging situations including the management of violence and aggression. In those situations you may be required to utilise physical means managing the situation through 'management of violence and aggression' techniques. As a result you will be required to undertake the preparatory training. This is a basic requirement of all Nurses and Healthcare Workers within Partnerships in Care. It is therefore imperative that you are physically able to participate


To be successful as Ward Manager, you'll need


* Post graduate qualifications desirable


Personal learning and development.

* Evidence based practice.
* Values based practice.
* Patient centred care.
* Team player.
* Self-motivated.
* Flexible.
* Leadership skills
* Management of people skills


This post applies to registered nurses who have:

* Experience within a forensic setting within a leadership/management capacity.
* Relevant sufficient post registration experience.
* Relevant experience in a similar environment.
* Proven track record of leadership and management skills

About our benefits

In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits:

* 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)
* A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
* Private Medical Insurance Scheme
* Life Assurance
* Free meals while on duty
* Carefirst - Employee Assistance Services
* Continuous learning and development
* Childcare vouchers
* Career development
* Personal health insurance
* Voluntary Benefits