Deputy Ward Manager

Band 6

Main area
Forensic Inpatient
Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Bethlem Royal Hospital
£30,549 - £40,105 p.a inc.
22/02/2018 23:59

We are looking for a dynamic inspiring Deputy Ward Manager for Chaffinch Ward. The successful candidate will need to be someone who is enthusiastic, innovative and wants to work in a service that is committed to providing individualised evidenced based care.

Situated on the Bethlem Royal Hospital site Chaffinch Ward is a 19-bedded  Low Secure Unit which prepares people for discharge back into the community for independent living or in semi supported accommodation. Within the ward there is a three bedroom semi independent flat where people can develop life skills such as cooking and budgeting.

Chaffinch Ward forms part of the Forensic Inpatient Pathway  managed by the Behavioural and Developmental Psychiatry Clinical Academic Group within South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. The pathway includes a range of medium secure beds for both male and female patients, an offender personality disorder unit, a low secure unit, an open rehabilitation ward, and several community forensic teams. The individual services support each other and meet weekly to plan care transition. Service users receive treatment and support, to enable them to move on to rehabilitation wards, to lower levels of security, or directly to the community. Average length of stay on the ward is approximately is one year.

Chaffinch ward benefits from having an experienced Ward Manager, Consultant, Specialty doctors, dedicated OT, Psychologists and Social Workers. Research opportunities are abundant. We have a large number of students from all disciplines.

The successful candidate will deputise the Ward Manager in leading the dedicated multi-professional team in providing care for pateints. The candidate will need to be passionate about high quality patient care and have experience in leadership. The post holder will be a ‘self-starter’ and be able to work autonomously as well as part of a multi professional team.

We believe that front line clinical leadership is essential to improving patient experience and outcomes and   we therefore offer opportunities for development, training and support. We are a forward thinking service and welcome new ideas and improved ways of working to enhance the patient experience.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Beatrice Komieter, Clinical Service Lead - / 02032288487

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