Ward Manager - Female Acute Ward
Ref: CYG06853


  • Location
  • Cygnet Stevenage, Graveley Road, Stevenage, SG1 4YS
  • Salary
  • Up to £45,000 per annum (DOE)
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 18/11/2019
  • We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Ward Manager to join us at Cygnet Hospital Stevenage, on our female acute ward.

    You will be working 37.5 hours per week on Orchid Ward at Cygnet Hospital Stevenage.

    Cygnet Hospital Stevenage offers a range of secure mental health services for men and women in a purpose-built therapeutic environment where the focus is on maximising positive outcomes and recovery. A range of therapies supports the care pathway towards independent living.

    Your Day-to-Day…

    • 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.

    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

    • NHS card and employee discount scheme
    • 50% NMC registration renewal paid by Cygnet
    • Free meals on duty
    • RCNi membership
    • Bespoke career pathways
    • Plus many more

    You will have...

    Essential:

    • A Registered Mental Health Nurse / RMN (current pin number)
    • Currently operating as a Ward manager / Head of Care or 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
    • Experience and interest in working with female personality disorders , speciality in women services .

    Desirable:

    • An interest in leadership, research and assessment

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

    Cygnet Hospital Stevenage offers a range of secure mental health services for men and women in a purpose-built therapeutic environment where the focus is on maximising positive outcomes and recovery. A range of therapies supports the care pathway towards independent living.

    Cygnet Hospital Stevenage provides a comprehensive psychological assessment and therapy programme across its four secure wards. Our psychologists are trained in a variety of psychological assessments and therapeutic models, allowing them to offer a personalised package of assessment and therapies to service users.


    Orchid Ward provides a women’s acute service designed specifically for people who are detained under the Mental Health Act. We have a safe environment for people who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness who need assessment and stabilisation.

    The programmes we offer, underpinned by CBT as the core therapy, Support programmes to encourage service user involvement and participation, and are designed to help the person stabilise, recover and return home.

    What next?

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

    Click the link to apply.

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