6 Dec 2018

Full-Time Ward Manager (Mental Health)

Job Ref: MW-WMB-6703


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Job Description

Domus are seeking an experienced Deputy Ward Manager or Ward Manager, to manage two wards (9 beds and 10 beds) for men with complex or enduring mental health conditions, who require specialist assessment and treatment in an environment that promotes independence, rehabilitation and recovery.



  • Company pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 public holidays
  • A Great Team and Environment to work in.
  • Career development and advancement opportunities
  • Free Onsite-Parking (depending on your location of work)
  • Company pension scheme- up to 5% Employer’s contributions
  • Child Care Vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Refer a friend Scheme with financial incentives.
  • Training and advancement opportunities
  • A Great Team and Environment to work in.


Ward Manager responsibilities:

  • Manage the day-to-day running of the services and coordinating its operations;
  • Train, supervise, appraise, line manage and retain all nursing and support staff for the service;
  • Coordinate the staff rota and ensure clinical cover remains compliant and in accordance with the service specification;
  • Contribute to clinical governance meetings.
  • Monitor the day-to-day clinical care of all residents in the service;
  • Ensure the completion of necessary CPA, Managers Panels and Mental Health Tribunal reports by members of the clinical team;
  • Ensure the appropriate communication and liaison with referring clinicians care coordinators or other clinical staff involved in patients’ care;
  • Ensure care programme approach meetings, ward rounds, managers panels, mental health review tribunals and multidisciplinary care planning meetings happen as scheduled by making sure clinical staff is able to attend;
  • Effectively coordinate the review patients in at regular intervals as clinically indicated;
  • To ensure medication is administered as prescribed and that it is reviewed at appropriate intervals by medical staff;
  • Facilitate and coordinate treatment plans using the care programme approach and good clinical practice within the MDT setting, ensuring effective use of resources and the updating of plans within agreed time limits;
  • Alongside the consultant psychiatrist the service manager is responsible for coordinating the smooth flow of care from admission of discharge.



Applicant requirements:

  • Current experience as a Ward Manager / Head of Care or a Senior Registered Mental Health Nurse with a valid pin;
  • Relevant qualifications and NMC registration;
  • Strong experience working as a Ward Manager;
  • Experience in DBT/personality disorders;
  • Solid people management experience with the proven ability to build and support multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Confidence, resilience, a professional approach and the ability to balance quality and commercial considerations.


If you are interested in the above position call Michael on 01628 630104 or email an up to date CV to michael.white@domusrecruitment.com quoting reference MW-WMB-6703.

Job Categories: Mental Health and Nurses. Job Types: Full-Time and Permanent. Salary: £40,000-£44,999.

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