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Ward Manager

Sanctuary Personnel





Posted: 10/05/2022

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Sanctuary Health is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Ward Manager to work in Leeds.

The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of nursing and be registered with the NMC.

The salary for this permanent Ward Manager job is £41,500.00 per annum (Assignment rate)

About the hospital:

Mill Garth Hospital is a 21-bedded locked rehabilitation and recovery service suitable for men aged 18 years and over. The hospital focuses on active rehabilitation and recovery for those with mental illnesses and personality disorders.


Manage the ward and resources effectively, taking steps to ensure that appropriate staffing levels and skill mix of nursing experience and skills is in place including effective rota management, annual leave and training arrangements.
Full oversight of the nursing staff rota and is the authorised individual to ensure rota management and e rostering standards are maintained and are effective.
Ensure that all members of the nursing team receive clinical supervision, appraisal, CPD requirements and complete mandatory training.
Address shortfalls in development and ensures that training and performance issues are addressed.
Recognise and reward positive performance by the nursing staff, commensurate with their roles and responsibilities.
Disseminates implements and monitors compliance with relevant policies and statutory requirements of the hospital, division and group.
Take appropriate action to ensure that the standard of care that patients receive is of the highest standard.
Ensure that all patients have clear current care plans that reflect their personalised needs, and are evidence based and ensures that family members and carers are suitable engaged based on the needs and wants of the patient. This includes the safe and effective planning for discharge from the hospital.
Ensure the ward has clear procedures and processes to support the safe and effective running of the ward at all times, including the nutrition of patients, cleanliness of the environment; using tools such as Quality walk rounds to assist.
Actively lead on the recruitment and retention of staff to the ward and hospital.
Ensure that clinical communication, records, handovers, reports and other patient related information is conveyed and recorded promptly and accurately.
Develop and maintain strong and effective working relationships with all clinical and non-clinical colleagues.
Make sure that the physical healthcare needs of patients are assessed and managed effectively, alongside their mental health and psychological needs equally.
Promote and apply the requirements of diversity and equality.
Undertake and complete clinical investigations, complaints, and HR investigations, ensuring these are completed thoroughly, promptly and to a high standard.
Responsible for Medicines Management in their Clinical Area/Ward, and ensures that all Registered Nurses under go competency-based assessments as part of their induction and facilitates an open and transparent framework for managing medicine errors.
Liaises with Ward Pharmacist and acts promptly regarding items identified by Pharmacist Audits, or other requirements.
Ensures that Incident reporting is completed promptly and takes corrective action where required, engaging colleagues in the process, where appropriate.
Leads Team Incident Reviews; make sure that staff receive incident debriefs in a timely way.
Please note the role will require 60% supernumerary and 40% clinical
Requirements of the Ward Manager:

Be currently registered with the Nursing Midwifery Council as a first level nurse or with the Health and Care Professions Council
At least 2 years’ experience in a supervisory capacity within a relevant care setting.
Appropriate registration or experience required for the ward
Willingness to complete further clinical, managerial and leadership training and development relevant to your area of practice in management and leadership.
Trained and current Assessor/Supervisor.
Computer literate
Have been a registered practitioner, working in clinical settings that are relevant to the post
Evidence of continuing professional development
Experience of clinical audit and/ or service improvement based on evidence desirable
Experience of working in an environment that requires the ability to manage multiple priorities
Has been a supervisor of nursing or care staff

Competitive salary
25 days’ annual leave plus 8 bank holidays increasing to 30 days plus bank holidays with length of service
Extra Service Annual leave awards
An employee assistance programme
Free meals/refreshments when on duty
Free car parking
Flexible Benefits Packages
NMC Payment in full
CPD top up
Donation to a charity of their choice
Storm front scheme
Eligibility for a blue card (NHS)

This Ward Manager job is advertised by Ryan Mann ((url removed)); if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

Reasonable Adjustments:
If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement

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