Ward Manager - Female Personality Disorder Service
Ref: CYG09929

  • Location
  • Cygnet Kewstoke, Beach Road, Kewstoke, BS22 9UZ
  • Salary
  • Negotiable depending on experience
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 31/07/2020
  • Are you an experienced/aspiring Ward Manager looking for your next challenge?

    Give your career a positive change with an exciting and unique opportunity to work as part of a highly motivated specialist team at Kewstoke.

    We are recruiting for a Full-Time Ward Manager working 37.5 hours per week

    Plus On Call’s (approx. 1 week in every 5).

    Knightstone Ward is a 16 bed highly specialised personality disorder service for females. The service provides a behavioural approach and a fully comprehensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) programme focused on generalisation of skills.


    Our service user profile:

    • Caring for females aged 18+
    • Primary diagnosis of emotionally unstable personality disorder (other personality disorder types will be considered)
    • Requiring assessment and treatment in a secure environment
    • Secondary diagnosis of disordered eating or autism
    • May present with co-morbid presentations:
    • Self-harm
    • Self-neglect
    • History of substance abuse
    • Complex needs
    • May have a history of trauma and/or abuse
    • May have experienced previous placement breakdowns


    All members of the multidisciplinary team are extensively trained in DBT, this includes members of the nursing team being DBT therapists or DBT essentials trained. The team comprise of a Ward Manager, Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Support workers and Social workers.


    The Opportunity...


    The Ward Manager will take full responsibility for their ward, providing clinical leadership to staff and patients.

    • Maintaining a professional and high standard of patient care.
    • Ensuring updated and relevant clinical and administration policies and procedures are adhered to and that these are accessible to all staff on the unit.
    • Keeping costs and expenditure within agreed budgetary limits.
    • Encouraging co-operation with other departments/units within Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke.
    • Taking a role in the Sales and Marketing of the company.
    • Line managing and supervising ward staff.

    This is a great opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge whilst actively participating in service improvement and development in a highly specialist hospital setting.


    Are you the successful candidate we are looking for?

    The successful candidate will have ...

    • Full NMC registration
    • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
    • Leadership skills
    • The ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
    • Recent clinical experience with working with Personality Disorder


    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

    • A Negotiable salary dependent on experience
    • Generous annual leave allowance
    • Access to NHS Discount Scheme
    • Active participation in clinical governance
    • Learning and development opportunities
    • Appraisal and supervision
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Life/Health insurance
    • Free meals


    About Us

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


    Click the link to apply, or send your CV to lenaahmed@cygnethealth.co.uk 

  • Job Description
  • Ward_Manager_Job_Specification.pdf

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