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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/06/2022.

Deputy Ward Manager

Job Reference: 274-LPFT8012

Employer:
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Charlesworth Ward
Location:
Peter Hodgkinson Centre, Lincoln County Hospital, Greetwell Road, Lincoln
Salary:
£32,306 to £39,027 pa

Here at LPFT, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

We employ around 2,700 staff who are pivotal in our success.

Do you want to join a Trust rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England, located in a county heralded as a fantastic place to live and work?

We provide mental health, learning disability and autism services to a local population of over 755,000 across 45 sites, as well as specialist services for children and young people.


Deputy Ward Manager

To be successful in this role, we want to hear from Leaders who really want to ‘make a difference, with the Trust values at the core of patient care and who have previous experience of working within acutes or are seeking to develop a career within acute inpatient care.

The post holder should be able to demonstrate excellent leadership skills with the ability to be able to assess and prioritise clinical situations. The management of effective communication between medical and nursing staff both verbal and written is a key element of this role.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day management of the ward, monitoring, and auditing ensuring the nursing team deliver high-quality care to patients who access our service. In addition to this, the candidate will be able to develop and create a culture that aspires to deliver best practices for individuals using our services and demonstrates effective communication, and promotes a culture of transparency and equity.

Charlesworth Ward is a female acute ward within the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The ward is for working age (18-65) who are experiencing acute mental health difficulties. Applications are invited from highly motivated and dynamic candidates with a “can do” attitude to deliver the Trusts Vision and Values and help to improve our patient experience within acute care services. This is an exciting and challenging role which will afford the successful candidate to work as part of a supportive team that is focused on delivering high standards of care through evidence based practice.

You will be joining a forward thinking Trust, where, within the last 12 months our CAMHS team was rated as ‘outstanding’ in a recent CQC Comprehensive Inspection, whilst the Trust was rated, as ‘good’ overall.

Do you feel you could meet our patient's expectations? Do you want to develop your skills, with the backing of a well-developed team and make a difference to the recovery of our patients? Are you seeking an opportunity to join a forward thinking Trust, great career opportunities, excellent training, where you can be challenged but rewarded and provide the standard of care to really make a difference every day – If the answer is yes, we want you to join our team.

We offer 24 hour services within our Inpatient, Bed management, PCDU, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours inclusive of nights and weekends and public holidays and shift patterns.

 

 




We are leading the way with mental health transformation projects. Multi-million-pound schemes to transform patient environments and radically redesign community services are currently underway, as part of our commitment to reshaping the future of mental healthcare.

We believe the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall, and 75% of our staff recommending us as a place to work.

We offer options for flexible working and provide development pathways and opportunities. We have a proud partnership with the University of Lincoln and the Lincoln Medical School, which has expanded our academic offerings to nurture talent across the Trust.

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels. We are currently under-represented particularly at senior leadership level, so we welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and those from the LGBT communities.

We support and celebrate diversity. We have active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+), staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE) and our dedicated groups for men and women. We are a Silver Standard Employer with ENEI, were in the top 100 organisations in the county within the Stonewall Index (in 2019), and have been a finalist for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Mental Health Trust of the Year Award two years in a row.

We offer 24-hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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