Ward Manager - (RNLD) - Learning Disability Service
Ref: CYG09711


  • Location
  • Cygnet Hospital Colchester , Boxted Road, Mile End, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5HF
  • Salary
  • £45,000 Per Annum
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 14/07/2020
  • We are looking for a professional, confident Ward Manager who can lead, inspire & oversee the delivery of the very best care. 

    You will be working 40 hours per week across Oak Court & Larch Court, our Learning Disability Wards at Cygnet Hospital Colchester

    Cygnet Hospital Colchester, formerly known as Fairview Hospital, is a 54 bed service providing a range of intensive support and rehabilitation services for men with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders or mental health needs.

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

    Your day-to-day…

    • Provide the highest standard of nursing care & be a role model to junior staff
    • Co-ordinate all clinical aspects of the ward & ensure co-operation between clinical departments
    • Implement clinical & administrative policies, procedures & regulations
    • Ensure compliance by others of policies, procedures & regulations
    • Support staff through debriefs, appraisals, training, meetings & development of evidence/ research-based practice
    • Participate in the manager’s on-call system to provide the first point of contact for ward-based staff, outside of normal working hours
    • Lead by example to ensure consistently high standards of clinical care & documentation

    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

    • NHS & employee discount scheme
    • 50% NMC registration renewal paid by Cygnet
    • Free meals on duty
    • Free parking
    • RCNi membership
    • Bespoke career pathways
    • Company paid Life Assurance scheme
    • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks
    • Plus much more

    You are…

    • Committed to delivering improvement strategies across all aspects of clinical service provision
    • RNLD qualfied with a valid pin number
    • Familiar with in an inpatient setting – preferably acute or forensic settings
    • Experienced in managing change, leadership initiatives, motivating & developing others
    • Open, compassionate, honest & resilient
    • Capable of undertaking audits, developing, following-up & ensuring completion of action plans
    • Well informed of the Mental Health Act 1983 & the latest nursing practices
    • Focused on patient recovery to monitor, manage & reduce risk


    Cygnet Health Care has been providing a national network of high-quality specialist mental health services for more than 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

    Oak Court at Cygnet Hospital Colchester has recently been extensively refurbished and reconfigured. This is to enable us to provide dedicated and person centred support to men with a learning disability, associated complex needs and behaviours that may challenge, who are at different stages of their care pathway.

    Larch Court provides intensive support for men with autism, learning disabilities and complex needs. The team support individuals who are detained under the Mental Health Act, as well as those who have behaviours perceived as challenging

    What's next?

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

    Click the link to apply or alternatively email your CV to oliviajames@cygnethealth.co.uk

  • Job Description
  • Ward_Manager_Job_Description_updated_2016.docx

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