Deputy Ward Manager
Kent House is a 17-bedded Tier 4 low secure hospital for young people aged 12 - 18 years with mental health, behavioural or psychological difficulties, and an OFSTED-registered school which supports the young people with educational attainment.
The service is set in a rural environment with close links and transport to the local community and amenities.
We provide care for the young people admitted to Kent House Hospital in the least restrictive way and we adhere to the values and principles of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS). We are members of the Quality Network for Inpatient CAMHSto measure and improve the quality of our care and treatment.
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 a degree of 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; have 1 day a week protected time for their deputy Ward Manager duties and have supervisory responsibilities for an agreed group of staff.Main Duties:
-  Works as Senior Nurse in a Ward or equivalent area ensuring a safe and therapeutic environment for patients, their families and visitors
-  Applies 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 equality and diversity, 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 required
-  Adheres to all National, Company and local standards, policies and procedures
From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.
The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.
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