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Ward Manager – Band 7

Job Reference: 327-19-551

Employer:
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust (previously 2gether NHS Foundation Trust)
Department:
Charlton Lane Hospital
Location:
Cheltenham
Salary:
£37,570 to £43,772 per annum

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust was formed in October 2019, following the merger of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. The two Trusts joined together to provide integrated mental health, physical health and learning disability services to communities.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a Ward Manager on Willow Ward at the specialist older persons assessment facility in Charlton Lane Hospital.

Charlton Lane Hospital is a specialist hospital which provides assessment and treatment predominantly for patients with late on set mental health problems including dementia and physical health concerns. It has been designed in conjunction with Stirling University to be as dementia friendly as possible and incorporates a high level of technology to provide an advanced level of assessment and care.

The hospital has 48 beds split between three wards; two provide care for patients experiencing functional mental health problems and one ward providing specialist care for dementia of any age. All the wards are also trained and equipped to deal with a wide range of physical issues including tissue viability and wound care, continence, catheter care, venepuncture, ECG’s, sub cutaneous fluids and nutrition. All staff are trained to a high degree of physical health care as well as their mental health specialism. Willow ward specialises in Organic Illness predominantly dementia.

To lead this team we are looking for a highly experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Mental Health Nurse with excellent communication and leadership skills who can develop and lead a team of up to 40 highly trained and very experienced staff. They will also need a high degree of clinical competence and be innovative in developing the practice of the ward, managing improvement initiatives and developmental trials continually improving the service delivered.

The successful applicant will responsible for delivering high quality care and treatment, whilst overseeing and ensuring effective and consistent services. An understanding of the Nursing Strategy, CQUINS and the ability to meet National Targets is essential to the role as well as a wider understanding of relevant health issues.

The successful candidate will be:

  • A strong, enthusiastic and visible leader.
  • Able to work in a pressured, changing environment whilst remaining flexible and adaptive.
  • Able to contribute to a positive working environment, and open culture which fosters high morale and commitment among all staff.
  • Able to lead innovative development and consistently strive for improvement.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date: 17th December 2019

Shortlisting date: 18th December 2019

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘ Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.




Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application personally. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Applicants should note that all appointments to Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.(excluding Medical Staffing appointments).

Successful candidates are expected to self-fund either an enhanced or standard or basic DBS check, and sign up to the DBS update service if required for the role.

Please note that if you are successful in your application and you have previously worked for an NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust will request confirmation of your previous NHS service from your last NHS employer via the inter authority transfer system to verify service, pension, sick pay entitlement and pay grade. Your permission will be sought at application and /or later in the process.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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