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Band 6 Charge Nurse - Swindon

Band 6

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Band 6 - Deputy Ward Manager - Applewood,Swindon
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Sandalwood Court
From £30,401 per annum
25/08/2019 23:59

Are you interested in joining a friendly and energetic team who work closely with people with acute and enduring mental health problems and their families?  Are you passionate about caring?  Are you looking for a fulfilling and rewarding career in mental health?

If so joining our team as a Band 6 Deputy ward manager could be the role for you.  We will offer you meaningful induction and ongoing support in your role within a caring team who will help you to develop your knowledge and skills in our specialism of ward-based nursing. 

Applewood ward is an 18 mixed bedded unit based on the Sandalwood court site in Stratton, Swindon. The ward has male and female wings with separate lounge and gardens and a large central lounge and dining area. Rooms for reflection, families, meetings and occupational therapies along with an extra care area including seclusion are available. The MDT prides its self on having good working relationships with colleagues from other teams the third sector and statutory agencies. Service user and carer involvement is integral to developing services and maintaining quality standards.

Band 6’s on Applewood work as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals to ensure that the clinical, environmental and social needs of our service users are met. We put huge emphasis on working collaboratively with individuals to empower them in their recovery and enable them to move through the care pathway. The ward prides itself on delivering a therapy based model of care providing a holistic and needs led approach.

All Band 6's on Applewood are actively encouraged to undertake the accredited post registration Mentorship course and will play a vital part in service and clinical quality development for the ward. Support and supervision for all staff is a fundamental part of the culture of the ward and individuals are actively encouraged to seek out learning opportunities within the Trust as a whole.

The post requires flexible shift working, including rotation onto night shifts. Part –time working may be considered for suitable applicants.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Pam Rogers - Ward Manager - 01793 836841/7

Jennifer Fletcher - Senior Practitioner - 01793 835744