Ward Manager

Lowestoft, Suffolk
£33,222 - £43,041
04 Oct 2019
01 Nov 2019
Acute Trust
Job Type

An opportunity has arisen for a substantive Ward Manager position on our Dementia Care unit based at Carlton Court. We have a team of 40 plus staff with many years of experience and a willingness to work in new ways and are looking for a motivational leader to move the service forward. We feel we have exciting times ahead, with future opportunities to develop a clinically led centre of excellence for Older Peoples services across Norfolk and Waveney.

You will need to be enthusiastic and skillful in driving change forward in the service. There are opportunities to influence and implement significant improvements within the ward to get involved with quality improvements. There is a clinical expectation that as the manager of the clinical team you will be expected to work at least two shifts a week with the team to provide clinical leadership and direction to the team. We are looking for an experienced mental health nurse with a proven record of strong leadership skills and a good understanding of the Mental Health Act Legislation and Mental Capacity Act are you ready for the challenge?

We can offer you clinical and management support, a relocation package (conditions apply) and an agreed remuneration for travel costs. In addition there are excellent leadership development opportunities available through the Leadership Academy.

We aim to provide person centred care to the highest standard and have a thriving activities unit and work closely with our community and intensive support teams and in-reach outreach team to find suitable placements for our settled service users. As a dementia unit, we work closely with families and carers and develop life story and care plans collaboratively and want to continue to engage closely in the future. Does this sound like your future career choice? If so we want to hear from you, please get in contact with Maria Harris Operational Manager 07786125120 or email Maria.Harris@nsft.nhs.uk

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

This post compromises a one-off recruitment premium. Should you be successful, the details will be stipulated in your offer letter. Employees leaving the post within 12 months will be required to reimburse the full value of the premium.



Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interviews will be on 12th April 2019, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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Apart from its legal duties in relation to equality and diversity, the Trust recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Two Ticks - Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

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