Ward Manager

£42,461 per year
13 Oct 2017
10 Nov 2017
Priory Group
Nursing Field
Mental Health
Job Type

Partnerships in Care is one of the UK's leading providers of independent specialist secure and step-down care across the UK. With hospitals around the country, 30 years of experience in our sector and highly skilled and experienced teams, we help patients and commissioners find the right care pathways without the need for multiple reassessments.



The Dene Hospital is a specialist Hospital providing secure services for men and women with mental illness and/or personality disorder including both medium and low secure care environments. The hospital also has two High Dependency Units one male and one female We work with the most difficult patients and support them through their care pathway back into the community.  We have a strong care pathway via our medium secure, low secure and our new inpatient service for women with high dependency needs (HDU).

Set in 11 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside, it has extensive educational, occupational and sporting facilities, including a sports hall, tennis court, swimming pool and gymnasium, along with various communal recreation areas. There's also a library, a purpose built art room and workshop, and two practice kitchens.

We are renowned for our work with women using a DBT approach to address their care needs. 

Our clinical programmes focus on:
  • Rehabilitation on-site and in the community and include programmes specifically focused on treating offending and challenging behaviours, minimising the risk to self and others
  • Building skills to increase independence to promote people stepping down to care in the least restrictive setting appropriate to their health


We have also have an overall rating of Good from the CQC ( January 2017)

As a Ward Manager at The Dene you will be working within a team that includes a range of professionals making an effective contribution to providing high quality care to our patients.


Our Ward Manager role involves:

•Shift/resource management in capacity of Senior Nurse on call

•Effective strategic resource management.

•Leadership decisions within the context of Ward Manager

•Performance management of junior staff

•Ensure adherence to policies and procedures.

•Personal development needs

•Discipline and grievance issues

•Serious incident reviews and implementation of recommendations.

•Ward Budget Management

•Advisory role to nursing staff

•Support the implementation of local Clinical Governance Strategy

•Clear application of clinical experience

•Satisfactory completion of objectives as agreed at appraisal and monthly supervision.

•Satisfactory fulfilment of core competencies.

•Demonstrates clear application of continuing professional development portfolio.

•Clear application of hospital policies and procedures

•Demonstrates positive contribution to senior nurses group.

•Facilitates delivery of practice and support supervision.

•Actively contributes to the Nursing Service Agreement, departmental Risk Matrix and action plan, monitoring their implementation

•Satisfactory completion of designated annual mandatory training.

•To participate and take on active lead in organisational clinical and nursing audit programmes.

•Support of senior management team at local level.

•Contributes to departmental and unit business objectives.

•Effectively manage positive change in the nursing department.

•Satisfactory attendance record

•Provide strong and robust leadership in the clinical environment using the core skills of facilitation, negotiation, conflict resolution, teaching and delegation.

•Develop a coaching culture within the clinical environment.

•Demonstrate and model professional behaviors at all times.

•Support the implementation of clinical and corporate governance for the management of patient information.

•Participate in service specific strategy and development.

•Accept 24 hour responsibility for the hospital wards on a rotational basis within the framework of the CNM on call structure.

•Manage the achievements and maintenance of the Care Standards Act.

•Provide managerial leadership through coordinating the production of philosophies of care and local proced

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