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Reference

PRI72759

Location

Burston House, Rectory Road, Burston, IP22 5TU

Priory Group Division

Healthcare

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£43213.51 Per Annum

Hours

37.5

Job Advert Role Description

About the Role 

The role of the Deputy Ward Manager is to provide senior nursing leadership to the ward nursing team in support of the Ward Manager. They will have clinical experience and leadership that provides expertise and confidence to the nursing team and ward overall. They will have defined delegated responsibilities from the Ward Manager; having 1 day a week protected time for their management duties and have supervisory responsibilities for an agreed group of staff.

Responsibilities

  • Works as Senior Nurse in a Ward or equivalent area ensuring a safe and therapeutic environment for patients, their families and visitors.
  • Apply relevant policies and statutory requirements within the ward and hospital framework of governance and communicates requirements to the wider team.
  • Ensures that risk is assessed and managed across the immediate and wider working environment and that statutory requirements are met.
  • Respects and applies the requirements of diversity and inclusion, promoting and role modelling these across the team.
  • Identifies deficits in skill mix and safe staffing levels and acts to address these.
  • Supervises a defined group of team members and contributes to their overall CPD, mandatory training and appraisal process recognising the skills required across the team. This will also include addressing any performance issues that are below the expected standard.
  •  Acts as a role model to promote a culture of learning development, inquiry and a team vision.
  • Implements, monitors and evaluates therapeutic interventions within an overall care programme, enabling people with mental health and or learning disability needs to develop coping strategies.
  • Actively supports and contributes to effective Multi-Disciplinary Working.
  • Engages in collaborative problem solving, supporting and encouraging clients to take ownership of issues, identify problems and to develop solutions to them based on their own needs and preferences.
  •  Contributes to the process of collaboratively assessing and acting on risks of harm, danger and abuse.
  • Is named nurse for a small group of patients, acting as Associate nurse for colleagues when on duty, and is a regular shift leader.
  • Provides Clinical Supervision to a group of defined nursing staff.
  • Undertakes Lead roles for the ward, as agreed with the Ward manager.
  • Deputises for the Ward manager as and when required.
  • Adheres to all National, Company and local standards, policies and procedures.

Knowledge / Education / Skills

  • Active Registration with the NMC, meeting the requirements of Revalidation
  • Trained Mentor/Assessor
  • Clinical Supervision experience essential, training desirable
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development and intent to maintain and develop Continued professional development and leadership
  • Good computer skills

 Experience

  • At least 3 years, or equivalent experience post-registration
  • Demonstrable expertise within a clinical speciality

Communication

The post holder is required to have effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, with an ability to adapt their style as appropriate to the environment they are communicating in. 

 

About the Site

Our service is based in South Norfolk close to the market town of Diss and provides a range of assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and specialist residential services to 31 adults with a learning disability in a low secure forensic setting.

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application. Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 

Disclosure

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory will cover the cost of a DBS check.

Closing Date

31/01/2023