Ward Manager - Learning Disabilities
Ref: CYG05269


  • Location
  • Cygnet Hospital Colchester , Boxted Road, Mile End, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5HF
  • Salary
  • £42,000 - £48,000 Depending on Experience
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 27/06/2019
  • At Cygnet Health Care you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users & their families.

    We are looking for a professional, ambitious & confident Ward Manager, you must be a Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse / RNLD.

    A rewarding role with excellent career prospects, your focus on quality of care will help us achieve our goals.

    Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse / RNLDs with interests in leadership, research & risk assessment are encouraged to apply.

    Cygnet Hospital Colchester, formerly known as Fairview Hospital, is a 57 bed service providing a range of intensive support and rehabilitation services for men with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders or mental health needs, and women with a diagnosis of personality disorder and complex mental health needs.

    If you’re passionate about what you do, we want to talk to you!


    In this role you will....

    • Have overall management responsibility for the delivery of service user centred care within the ward
    • Lead a team of nursing staff in the delivery of high quality evidence-based practice, ensuring that regular supervision and appraisal take place
    • Coordinate multidisciplinary working, maintaining excellent communication and working relationships with all team members
    • Manage operational resources in a cost-effective manner, and evaluating the standard of service delivered


    We are looking for people who....

    • Current experience as a Ward Manager / Head of Care or a Senior Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse with a valid pin
    • Experience of working in the mental health sector
    • Experience of implementing and monitoring standards of care
    • 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
    • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team


    In return we will offer you....

    • RCNi membership
    • 50% NMC renewal fee paid by Cygnet
    • Company pension scheme
    • Free Meals
    • Free life assurance
    • A comprehensive employee assistance programme and discount centre
    • Paid leave for your birthday and anniversary of joining the company
    • Free parking
    • Opportunity to undertake further learning and development opportunities
    • Opportunities to broaden experience within the adult service as part of career development


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

     

  • Location Information
  • The aim of our services is assessment, stabilisation, treatment and engagement, with a view to supporting service users in the least restrictive environment appropriate to their needs. Our services are recovery-focused, with the aim of preparing individuals for a move to rehabilitation or step-down services, and ultimately, back into the community wherever possible.

    Our services are recovery-focused, with the aim of preparing individuals for a move to rehabilitation or step-down services, and ultimately, back into the community wherever possible.

    Our comprehensive in-house multi-disciplinary team includes Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy, alongside psychiatry, nursing and support workers.

    Services at Cygnet Hospital Colchester:

    Flower Adams Ward 1 – Acute Admissions Service for Women with a Personality Disorder
    Flower Adams Ward 2 – Intensive Support Service for Women with a Personality Disorder
    Oak Court –  Acute Admission / Intensive Support Service for Men with a Learning Disability
    Larch Court – Acute Admission / Intensive Support Service for Men with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Ramsey Unit – High Dependency Inpatient Rehabilitation Service for Men

    Are you ready to make a positive change?

    Please click the link to apply.

    Successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

     

  • Job Description
  • Ward_Manager_Job_Description_2019_LD.docx

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