Deputy Ward Manager - Maternity Cover
Ref: CYG10470

  • Location
  • Cygnet Taunton, Orchard Portman, Taunton, TA3 7BQ
  • Salary
  • £36,000 to £38,000 Dependent of experience
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 31/08/2020
  • We are looking for a professional, confident Deputy Ward Manager for our Acute male service in Taunton. An experienced nurse who can lead, inspire & oversee the delivery of the very best care .

    This is a minimun 6 month Maternity leave cover position. You’ll be working 37.5 hours a week, plus on call duty, at Cygnet Hospital Taunton on Sycamore Ward. 

    Sycamore Ward is our 26 bed male acute service, which provides a safe and stabilising environment for men who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness and require an emergency admission. 

    Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects while reaping the rewards of making a difference to others – every day. 


    Your Day-to-Day…

    • As the Deputy Ward manager you will take full responsibility for the ward and will provide clinical leadership to staff and patients.
    • You will provide support to clinical staff in the provision of safe, adequate nursing cover to the clinical area
    • Ensure that staffing levels are adequate to meet the needs of the ward and that staff are appropriately qualified to carry out the duties required of them.
    • Monitor annual leave entitlement and sickness levels.
    • Ensure that updated and relevant clinical and administration policies and procedures and to ensure that these are accessible to all staff on the unit.
    • Keeping costs and expenditure within agreed budgetary limits.
    • Acting up in the absence of the Clinical Manager.


    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

    • NHS and employee discount scheme
    • 50% NMC registration renewal paid by Cygnet
    • Free meals on duty
    • RCNi membership
    • Bespoke career pathways
    • Flexible shift patterns
    • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks
    • Plus many more...


    You will have...


    • A Registered Mental Nurse/Registered Nurse Learning Disability (current pin number)
    • Hold significant experience in a Senior Nursing role
    • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
    • Experience of providing clinical and managerial supervision, offering support in making clear and consistent clinical decisions along with the ability to lead and motivate a Nursing team effectively



    • The Ability to deputise in a Deputy Clinical Manager role
    • An interest in leadership, research and assessment
    • Have leadership and management training or qualification

    Cygnet Health Care has been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for 30 years.

    Cygnet Hospital Taunton is a 54 bed CQC rated 'Good' service, for older adults with mental health problems and for men diagnosed with a learning disability. The hospital also provides an acute inpatient admissions service for men over the age of 18. 

    The Hospital is situated in a rural setting amongst Taunton farmland, within acres of peaceful fields. This quiet and tranquil environment offers great benefit to our service users who are able to walk in the expansive hospital grounds and take in the countryside scenery. 

    Sycamore Ward is our male acute ward, the ethos of our service is about assessing and treating service users in the least restrictive environment and planning for discharge in a robust and timely fashion. With a focus on stabilisation, we will support service users to manage their mental health, reinforce daily living skills and prepare for independent life back in the community.

    CQC overall rating - Good


    What next?

    If you care about making a difference – we want to talk to you!

    Click the link to apply.


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