Nurse Manager - Specialist Huntington’s Disease

Posted 18 September by NHS Business Services Authority
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Nurse Manager / Ward Manager - Walton (Specialist Huntington’s Disease ward)


From £44,250 plus excellent benefits

Are you ready for your next career step or looking for a new challenge?  If you are passionate about patient care and looking for your next position in management that will also provide you with personal development opportunities, working within a strong and established leadership team, then this is for you. You will either be a qualified nurse or hold a clinical professional qualification within a multi-disciplinary profession and will lead a team of nursing and MDT staff to ensure clinical excellence and outstanding care are delivered at all times. 

Walton is a warm and lively environment requiring an individual with a positive attitude, good clinical judgement and an imagination to think creatively to produce solutions to unique situations.  You will lead by example and inspire those around you to provide exceptional care and operational and clinical excellence on the ward. As part of the management team, you will work with colleagues and senior leaders to lead your team and strive to achieve a CQC outstanding rating.

Why St Andrew’s Healthcare?

A top 20 UK charity, St Andrew’s is a unique provider of specialist care in mental healthcare. We aspire to deliver world class, holistic services within our outstanding, modern facilities. Our independence means we can always put patients’ interests at the heart of decision making, while re-investing surpluses in frontline services.  You will be working for a charity that re-invests its profits into new services and new facilities to transform and deliver outstanding patient care.

The Ward

Walton Ward specialises in the admission, assessment and treatment of patients with Huntingtons Disease.  Our patients require a high level of support for psychiatric, cognitive, behavioural and physical needs.  We aim to inform and create a package of care that supports the individual with these issues whilst enabling them to maintain independence wherever possible and for as long as possible.   We accept patients from other hospital or care settings and the community both detained, including forensic sections, and informal or on DoLS.

The role of the Nurse Manager/Ward Manager  

You will have managerial and operational responsibility for your ward and all aspects of performance including ward clinical and environmental standards, scheduling, inspiring and leading your team of c 40 Nurses and HCAs, supported by 2 Clinical Nurse Leaders..  Your effective day-to-day support and leadership will be key to maintaining operational excellence and high levels of nursing and care. There is also plenty of scope for innovation as we’ll expect you to lead processes to improve the quality and operational management of your wards even further. 

What you will need for this role

You will have leadership experience ideally in a deputy manager, manager, or senior leader position, and will be a strong communicator who can lead by example, implement new procedures and embed existing practices with a team.  A positive outlook, creative thinking and problem solving abilities along with strong leadership and excellent communication skills are vital.   We need our ward Managers to inspire teams and set a clear and compelling vision, so you’ll need to be able to influence and support everyone around you and be enthusiastic and positive about change.  

And in return? 

Benefits are good, with, a pension, life cover, excellent training, 38 days holiday, car lease scheme, cycle to work scheme and many more.

You will also be part of our expert Clinical and MDT team, giving you plenty of exposure to teaching, mentoring, coaching, and extensive opportunities for continuing professional development, training, and career progression.

Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day


For an informal discussion about the role please contact either Liz Jackson, Head of Operations - Neuropsychiatry division, or Juliet Muzawazi, Specialist Nurse - Older Adults -  

Reference: 40915198

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