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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/02/2020.

Deputy Ward Manager

Job Reference: 457-20-014-QN

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Firshill Rise - Assess & Treat
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

About us

We are a Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust providing a range of diverse services including: generic & specialist mental health care; services for people with learning disability; drug & alcohol services; Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); GP Primary Care services; dementia care services; and community based services for those with long term neurological conditions. We promote emotional health and well being through the provision of accessible high quality modern services designed around the needs of our local population. Our culture is founded upon effective partnership working and close working relationships with staff, service users and their families/carers. We strive to deliver consistently high quality care through our high performing, dedicated & skilful workforce which you could now become a part of. Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are Respect, Compassion, Partnership. Accountability, Fairness and Ambition.

Scheduled & Planned Care Directorate
Team: Assessment and Treatment Inpatient Service

Deputy Ward Manager

Salary: Band 6 30,401- £37:267 pa (dependent on experience)

Location: Firshill Rise, Assessment and Treatment Service, 32 Firshill Rise, Sheffield, S4 7BW

Hours: 37.5

Post Ref: 457-20-014-QN

Are you an experience nurse with a passion for working with people with learning disabilities?
Do you want to further develop your skills working in a supportive inpatient service caring for people with complex needs?

We’re looking for a committed and enthusiastic individual interested in joining us as a Deputy Ward Manager at Assessment and Treatment Service (ATS), Firshill Rise.

ATS is a 7 bedded 24/7 specialist inpatient unit for people with a learning disability, autism who are displaying complex needs which may be due to deterioration in mental health and/or challenging behaviours.
Our aim is to provide specialist care underpinned by the Positive Behavioural Support Model (PBS) and clinical best practice, to assess and treat vulnerable individuals in crisis. You will work closely with the Learning Disability Community Intensive Support Service to promote recovery and timely and safe discharge into the community.
You will be joining an expanding team of experienced and enthusiastic team of doctors, nurses, support workers, trainee nurse associates, psychologist, occupational therapist and speech & language therapist who work together to support the individuals’ health and mental health problems and be involved in CPA co-ordination, Care and Treatment Reviews and pre and post discharge working.
We also support students and preceptorship nurses, and aim for the ward to be an excellent learning environment.
If you are a Registered Learning Disability and/or Mental Health Nurse and have substantial post registration experience we want to hear from you. If you would like more information or arrange a visit, please get in touch.

Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are:

  • Respect: We listen to other, valuing their views and contributions
  • Compassion: We show empathy and kindness to others so they feel supported, understood and safe
  • Partnership: We engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration
  • Accountability: We are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity, accepting responsibility for outcomes
  • Fairness: We ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services
  • Ambition: We are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our service users.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant(s) will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check (currently up to £48.23) must be met by the successful applicant(s).

SHSC is a Level 2 'Disability Confident' employer, this means that if you have a Disability you are guaranteed an interview if you meet ALL of the essential criteria for this post. Please make sure that when you apply for this post you make it clear how you meet the criteria for the post and also complete the monitoring section of the application where there is a box to tick to indicate that you wish to be included in the guaranteed interview scheme.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.

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.

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