Ward Manager - Rehabilitation
Ref: CYG07391

  • Location
  • Cygnet Hospital Colchester , Boxted Road, Mile End, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5HF
  • Salary
  • £42,000 - £45,000 Depending on Experience
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 18/12/2019
  • We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Ward Manager to join us at Cygnet Hospital Colchester, on our male rehabilitation unit.

    You will be working 40 hours per week on Ramsey unit at Cygnet Hospital Colchester.

    Cygnet Hospital Colchester, formerly known as Fairview Hospital, is a 37 bed service providing a range of intensive support and rehabilitation services for men with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders or mental health needs


    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...


    • 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 male patients with learning disabilities


    • 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.

    The aim of Cygnet Colchester 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 ward breakdown is as follows:

    • Highwoods Ward –  Acute Service for Men
    • 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

    Ramsey Unit is our high dependency inpatient rehabilitation service for men based at Cygnet Hospital Colchester. The service is delivered in a purpose-built therapeutic environment, where the focus is on maximising positive outcomes and recovery. All bedrooms are on-suite and the hospital offers a range of social, relaxation and activity areas.


    What next?

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

    Click the link to apply.

  • Job Description
  • Ward_Manager_Job_Description_2019_Rehab.docx

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