Ref no: VAC - 10147
Salary: £43000 Per Annum
Location: South West London
Job Type: Permanent

We are recruiting a Ward Manager for a 39 bedded purpose-built psychiatric intensive care unit in South West London. The hospital provides a secure and safe, gender-specific environment for adults who have suffered an acute deterioration or relapse in their mental wellbeing.


* Ensure adequate and appropriate skill mix of nursing and rehabilitation assistant staff for all shifts (24hr) and notification of vacancies to line manager through effective use of staff profile (including on-call Management for the unit)

* Ensure that MHA and MCA standards are upheld and work to uphold NMC’s code of practice

* Ensure all relevant policies are in place, reviewed and updated as and when necessary (e.g. centre guidelines/patient information) in liaison with multidisciplinary teams

* Provide Clinical Leadership for nursing team and build relationships with Commissioners

* Ensure the CQC regulations, outcomes and judgement framework adhered to at all times

* Participate in assessments and interventions for service users and families

* Monitor standards of care and take action where standards are not met

* Ensure clinical records are well maintained and systems are in place for staff to communicate effectively on clinical issues ensuring awareness of legal implications

* Ensure named nurse provides clinical reports and funding justification as required for the purchasers

* Ensuring all Unit management responsibilities are met and all reports are up to date

* Ensure all staff are inducted thoroughly in all clinical, centre and company procedures and are regularly appraised on performance and all development needs are identified

* Work collaboratively with MDT (including cross functionally) through effective leadership and motivational skills

* Take responsibility for own personal & professional development through the performance and development reviews and attending all relevant training

* Comply with all company policies and procedures

Job Requirements:

* Experience of managing/supervising a team/Deputy Manager

* Management qualifications NVQ level 4 or equivalent, or a willingness to complete qualification. (a requirement to be the Registered Manager)

* A qualified Nurse and hold a current registration with the NMC

* You must have senior practitioner experience in one of following areas:

*Acute Psychiatry

*Forensic Medicine


* Along with up-to-date knowledge of Mental Health Act /Mental Capacity Act/ DoLs /Health & Safety Legislation & Risk Assessment

* Good organisational and planning skills and ability to communicate at all levels.

* Knowledge of Clinical Governance & National Service Framework i.e. Mental Health, longer term conditions

* Working knowledge of the Care Quality Commission (outcomes, regulations and judgement framework)


Thank you for taking the time to review this vacancy. If you feel this could be the right position for you please apply now or alternatively contact one of the team to discuss this role in more detail using the reference number detailed.