Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
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A fantastic opportunity has risen for a dynamic and self motivated learning disabilities and mental health nurse who wish to progress his/her career in health care leadership to join the award winning North London Forensic Service inpatient management team as a ward manager
The successful candidate will work as a key member of the Leadership Team for one of our LSU &MSU wards, alongside Consultant Psychiatrist, Matron and Service Manager to deliver care, which meet both National and local standards and guidelines.
The successful candidate should be enthusiastic, self-aware and resilient, with a desire to provide quality services that enable and empower our service users to live independent lives.
Main duties of the job
- Have 24 hour managerial accountability for the delivery of nursing care to patients on the ward
- Ensure that the ward environment is maintained to a high standard in line with CQC standards and outcomes
- Assume line management and budgetary responsibility for nurses and admin staff working on the ward
- Be responsible for effective clinical and managerial communication systems to, from and within the ward
- Provide expert clinical leadership to ensure a high standard of patient care
- Work closely and alongside community services to ensure best use of resources and management of in-patient beds.
BEH is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. The post holder will work as part of the North London Forensic Service inpatient management team in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust specialist Division. The North London Forensic Service covers a wide catchment area, namely Barnet, Enfield and Haringey, Camden & Islington. North London Forensic Services (NLFS) offers Medium and low secure hospital care and provides mental health care services to large prisons in the London area, works with Metropolitan Police and British Transport Police units and provides diversion services from local courts. The service also offers consultation and liaison and diversion in Threat Assessment services including FTAC, STAC and CTVSH.
The catchment area is exceptionally ethnically diverse with a high level of psychiatric morbidity and social deprivation.
North London Forensic service is also the lead provider of forensic mental health services across North London managing the devolved New Models of care budget of £170m from 2018/19.
We are rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC.
- Provide clear managerial leadership to the patients and staff of the ward, managing the daily affairs of the ward to improve standards of care to patients.
- Ensure the ward is adequately and safely staffed from within the agreed establishment by adopting a flexible approach to duty patterns using the e-rostering in accordance with trust policies and guidelines.
- Ensure the efficient use of nursing resources to meet identified needs and manage this within agreed annual budget. Participate in budget setting with Service Manager.
- Ensure a safe and therapeutic ward environment, making efforts to reduce the numbers of Patient Safety Incidents.
- Investigate complaints, accidents and Patient Safety Incidents in accordance with agreed procedure and prepare reports.
- Ensure effective communication is established within the ward and external departments e.g. regular staff meetings, attendance at Ward Managers Meetings and CMHT meetings.
- Ensure ward hygiene, ward cleanliness, infection control and the maintenance of ward fabric, reporting deficiencies where appropriate to Modern Matron, Service Manager the Estates & Facilities dept.
- Act as a role model to staff by working as part of shift qualified staffing for a minimum of one shift per week.
- Be responsible for establishing and maintaining high standards of clinical practice and patient care by the use of clinical example and leadership skills as appropriate.
- Ensure the named nurse system for patients is in operation on the ward. Plan, organise and allocate staff with appropriate levels of skills and expertise to be the named nurse to selected groups of patients.
- Ensure patient records are written daily and in line with Trust policy and NMC standard.
- Ensure regular auditing of intervention carried out by nursing staff take place and that nursing staff reflect on practice.
- Observe Codes of Professional Conduct as laid down by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
- Ensure that all staff are familiar with and observe the provisions of the Mental Health Act, Care Programme Approach and other appropriate legislation.
- Receive both clinical and managerial supervision.
- Staff Development and Training
- Develop and implement effective supervision and appraisal systems for all staff ensuring the implementation of the Knowledge & Skills Framework.
- Work closely with the Lead Nurse to achieving best practice on the ward, identifying individual and collective training needs in this respect.
- Attend all Trust mandatory training and ensure this is given priority for all staff, keeping up to date records of all staff attendance.
- Ensure student nurse training and education is given high priority with preparation of all qualified staff to mentor students on placement.
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