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Deputy Ward Manager

Vetro have a great new opportunity in Brighton & Hove for a Deputy Ward Manager at a service which provides psychiatric services, outpatient therapies and day care programmes for adults and young people who are experiencing difficulties with their life circumstances. Along with extensive benefits, the salary range for this role is £36,000 to £39,000, depending on experience. The service operates 24/7. You will work shift patterns including weekends, bank holidays and nights. Standard shifts are 12 hours a day, working 3 days one week, 4 days the next.

About the Role:

As a Deputy Ward Manager you will have previous experience in a similar setting as a nurse, and have excellent knowledge in healthcare and managing people. You will be leading the nursing team and coordinating the wards, ensuring procedures are being followed and a safe environment is maintained.
You will have the responsibility of organising shifts, on call rotas and managing the ward budgets. You will be an integral member of the team, offering your peers ongoing guidance and training to ensure they have the necessary support system and skillset.


Managing and training of junior and nurse staff.
Working alongside the senior Nurse to manage the on call service.
Effective strategic resource management.
Supporting the implementation of local Clinical Governance Strategy.
Satisfactory completion of objectives as agreed at appraisal and monthly supervision.
Satisfactory fulfilment of core competencies.
Serious incident reviews and implementation of recommendations.
Demonstrate clear application of continuing professional development portfolio.
Ward Budget Management.
Provide strong and robust leadership in the clinical environment using the core skills of facilitation, negotiation, conflict resolution, teaching and delegation.
Facilitate delivery of practice and support supervision
Actively contribute to the Nursing Service Agreement, departmental Risk Matrix and action plan and monitoring their implementation
To participate and take on an active lead in organisational clinical and nursing audit programmes
Develop a coaching culture within the clinical environment
Manage the achievements and maintenance of the Care Standards Act.


RMN/RMNH/RNLD/RN/RNC Qualification
Personal learning and development.
Evidence based practice.
Values based practice.
Service user centred care.
Team player.
Leadership skills.
Management of people skills.
Autistic Spectrum Disorder & Learning Disorder experience
Experience within a leadership/management capacity.
Experience of working in a CAMHS setting
Relevant sufficient post registration experience.

Salary & Benefits:

Annual salary of £36000 - £39,000 per annum depending on experience
The equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off!
Free meals and parking
Career development and training
Pension contribution
Life Assurance
Enhanced Maternity Package
Flexible working opportunities

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check, holiday financing and much more.

**If this opportunity is of interest please click apply below with an up to date CV**