We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.
We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce.
We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.
An exciting opportunity for a Band 6 (deputy ward manager) position has arisen on Turner ward, Goodmayes hospital.
Turner Ward is a 20 bedded male acute ward which provides a safe and supportive environment to aid patients in their recovery.
The ward caters for patients within the ages of 18-65 years living in the boroughs of Barking ,Dagenham and Havering suffering from mental illness
The post holder will be joining a multi-disciplinary team that is committed to the provision of high quality patient centred care for all who use the service.
The ward teams has a strong nurse leadership including Staff Nurses, Band 6 Clinical Leads & Deputy Ward Managers, Ward Manager as well as a Modern Matron who provides operational and clinical leadership
This nursing establishment seeks to ensure greater support to our junior staff and also optimises future career prospects within the acute care pathway.
We therefore invite applications from compassionate and diligent mental health nurses.
You may already be in a Band 6 role and seeking a different challenge or you may be an experienced band 5 looking for carer progression .
Why work for NELFT?
NELFT have a commitment to supporting our staff to provide the highest quality of care and have implemented a number of initiatives including :
Our Trust provides a wide range of mental health inpatient services including older adult, adult acute, Learning Disabilities, Psychiatric Intensive Care, Low secure services and young people.
The inpatient teams are continually developing clinical care standards and are currently working on initiatives including Safewards, Safety Thermometer and Safety Crosses.
In return for your hard work, NELFT is committed to promoting continued professional development and providing high quality supervision.
NELFT is also committed to providing quality psychosocial interventions within acute and crisis services. For those with an interest in psychological interventions, opportunities will be available to staff in providing low intensity psychological interventions and to receive supervision from the psychology team.
Mentoring and coaching including shadowing opportunities are available within the varied NELFT services as well as a range of courses in partnership with the local universities.
The main responsibilities of the post :
This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).
At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2.
For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.
NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.
As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes.
The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham Essex
This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,784 to a maximum of £4,822).
As an employee of NELFT, you will receive the following benefits :
We have signed the skills pledge and are an accredited Improving Working Lives organisation. We are committed to staff development and offer opportunities which include a wide range of training options and an active Quality Improvement Programme
Equal opportunities employer
We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity, are Disability Confident and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community, people of all protected characteristics.