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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/01/2020.

Deputy Ward Manager

Job Reference: 040-NMR016-0120

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Older Adult Mental Health
County Hospital Pontypool, Torfaen
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

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Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.

Please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any time should it be filled via the internal redeployment process

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Full Time Band 6 RMN Deputy Ward Manager to work as part of our Older Adult Acute Mental health Team on Hafan Deg ward which provides a Centralised Pan Gwent Service to ALL Older Adult CMHT's within ABUHB.

We are looking for an experienced RMN who is highly motivated, innovative and enthusiastic, who will demonstrate commitment to the ongoing development of our inpatient service.

You will be responsible for ensuring that high standards of care are delivered and maintained to patients admitted to our ward. The ward currently provides 20 Acute Mental Health in-patient assessment beds.

The successful post holder will in the absence of the ward manager oversee the management of the ward and therefore leadership qualities, skills and attributes would be essential for the successful candidate. As a Deputy Ward Manager you will be responsible for the assessment and implementation of high quality care to patients who are admitted to the inpatient environment. A key role is to provide support to patients and their families and loved ones during the admission and facilitate safe discharge.

Within this role you will provide expert clinical advice to junior members of staff and support the ward manager and senior nurse in running the ward in a professional, effective and safe manner. You will need to possess sound clinical knowledge and have experience in the care of older adults with complex needs and be able to demonstrate skills in clinical leadership.

The ward ethos is to provide person centred care, drawing on the individual’s strengths, likes and interests, incorporating this into their care and treatment. You will be expected to contribute to the development and shaping of evidenced based care delivery in accordance with local and Nationla policies.

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about patient care and who is driven to working in collaboration with the patient, families and other services to provide a truly individual, holistic and a person centred approach to nursing. We value personal qualities such as kindness, compassion, warmth and the willingness to go the extra mile for our services users above all else. We are keen to foster, support and importantly invest in our staff and there are excellent opportunities available for any successful candidate.

We would advise any candidate to visit the ward to meet with the manager and team.


The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date: 23/01/2020


For further details / informal visits contact:

Paula Lane


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