Ward Manager

Expiring today

Recruiter
Devon Partnership NHS
Location
Dawlish
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
22 Feb 2021
Closes
01 Mar 2021
Ref
369-A-21-63812
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery.

Our values

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation.

These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity and compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and applications are encouraged and welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered and supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health and learning disabilities.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we want to attract and retain talented people and create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition. Our vision is to have an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do and we are one of the pioneers in driving forward the recovery agenda.

Shortlisted for Best Employer by Nursing Times 2018

The role

  • Are you looking to progress your nursing career in one of the UK's most respected mental health trusts?
  • Would you like to be part of a dedicated team committed to those with mental health problems enjoy a better future?
  • Would you like to do a job that makes a difference every day?

We are looking for a Ward Manager(Band 7)to provide operational leadership within one of our Secure units based in Dawlish.

Our Directorate provides forensic mental health services for the south west region and has an excellent reputation - a recent CQC inspection rated our services as "Outstanding".We support people who, as a consequence of their mental health problems, have had contact with the legal system and require a safe and secure environment that enables them to receive a wide range of treatments, therapies and care to assist in their recovery.

Langdon Hospital is a 111 acre campus style site situated in the beautiful Devon countryside with spectacular views of the sea. Our hospital includes the recently opened Dewnans Centre, a £27 million state of the art medium secure unit, as well as low secure and open wards.

As a Ward Manager, you will need excellent communication and leadership skills to ensure collaborative work with patients, utilising the well-being and recovery model, to provide the highest quality of care. This role will require the post-holder to provide strong, practical and clinical leadership with the highest regard to valuing and supporting your team.

You will have the confidence and skills to support your team to respond to both the physical and mental well-being needs of your patients in partnership with a multi-disciplinary team and be a strong advocate for your patients.The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a sound experience of risk assessment and management and will be committed to the principles of patient and carer involvement; as well as showing expertise in budgetary management and being able to understand and meet performance criteria.

About you

You will be an Registered Nurse (Mental Health) with post registration experience, including significant experience in a Band 6 position. In return we offer a highly supportive and cohesive multidisciplinary team with a range of opportunities to further develop your abilities and career.

Working as part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, you will make a difference to people's lives from the moment you start.

For an informal chat please contact Gail Still, Recruitment Team Manager on 07866 897032.

About us

Overall Devon Partnership NHS Trust has been rated as 'Good' by the Care Quality Commissioners and we have supported our medical leaders within national roles at the Royal College of Psychiatry and NHS England.

Join us at Devon Partnership NHS Trust and you'll be joining an award-winning organisation that is passionate about mental health and learning disability. One that cares about the people it supports - and one that also cares about its staff.

Our offer to you

We recognise our people want to learn and develop, becoming the best that they can be. We offer all our staff a range of training opportunities including a variety of in-house training programmes designed and delivered by experts, and opportunities to access external training where appropriate.

In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.If you are looking to relocate to the fabulous county of Devon we have a relocation package that may be suitable for you. We offer up to £8,000 which can be used for renting or buying a property.

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years' service with the NHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
  • Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
  • Structured learning and development opportunities.
  • Free onsite parking, patient-led café and gym
  • Refer a friend scheme applies - both earn up to £500


Living here

Living in Devon offers you a fantastic lifestyle and a beautiful place to live and work and particularly if you work at Langdon Hospital - even your commute to work can lead you alongside the coast or over the moors. Throughout the county there are exceptional schools, and you'll never be short of activities to fill your evenings and weekends - from cycling, walking and water sports to city shopping trips, theatre trips, bustling nightlife and great restaurants.

If you're looking for an innovative and rewarding place to work, plus a beautiful place to live, then joining Devon Partnership NHS Trust is the right place for you

Great place to work. Great place to live

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Application supporting information

As part of the application process, you may be asked four simple values based recruitment questions. Your responses will determine we are happy to progress with your application.

If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email with interview details. Therefore, it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.

Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview. Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.

Any identification documents supplied as part of the recruitment process will be verified manually and electronically in line with NHS employment check standards.

Please note

This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you have part completed an application, we will contact you to advise you of this.

As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership NHS Trust you will be required to attend a full induction programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between one day for non-clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.

Thank you for applying.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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