Ward Manager – Behavioural Unit

Salary: £40,463- £51,336 pa (band 7)
Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours a week)

The RHN is a leading national centre of excellence, providing adult person-centred services that span the entire care pathway from post-acute rehabilitation services to end of life care, for people with complex neuro-disability and their families, underpinned by a strong research and education programme.

As a ward manager of specialist services, you will be working in an environment where there is a high staff to patient ratio for nursing and HCA staff. In addition to this there is a high level of AHP input to the unit with dedicated neuropsychology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy. Due to the challenges encountered working in such an environment it is very important that the nursing and HCA team form a central part of the wider multidisciplinary team. Ensuring cohesive integration of nursing into the MDT is a key role for the ward manager who will frequently liaise with other senior clinicians in order to find effective ways to ensure standards of care whilst also supporting the rehabilitation process through the positive behavioural support approach.

This role will present an exciting challenge to applicants who possess the ability to work across the boundaries of general, learning disability and mental health nursing or who have experience of challenging behaviour within another healthcare discipline. It would suit someone who is keen to work collaboratively in order to produce positive outcomes for our patients. In addition to the challenges that this role brings there is also the great benefit of being part of a supportive, experienced and effective wider team.

As part of the leadership team at the RHN, key responsibilities of the ward manger include the human resource and financial management of the ward. You will ensure the 24-hour nursing service is covered by appropriate rostering and skill mix, facilitate multi- disciplinary team working and monitor/participate in patient care provision. You will have proven leadership, managerial, communication, excellent interpersonal skills, evidence of recent professional development, good team working and the ability to prioritize workloads.

At the RHN we live and breathe our four core values, also known as “The Putney Way” which are

  • seeing the whole person
  • willingness to learn
  • delivery on promises
  • honesty and integrity

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Please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@rhn.org.uk and use the job title as the email subject.

For any queries about this position please email Kenny Padmore-Smith.

Closing date Friday 19 June 2020