Job DescriptionNurse Manager – Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) IPU
Salary from £43,000 dependent on experience
(Band SM1 / 8a)
The Nurse Manager Role
As a Nurse Manager you will have managerial and operational responsibility for your ward and will ensure mechanisms are in place to support, develop and monitor all aspects of performance. You will be key to ensuring the delivery of operational excellence and pivotal to the delivery of high levels of nursing and care by providing day-to-day support and operational leadership. You will proactively monitor standards and lead innovative processes to improve quality and the operational management of your ward.
As a positive and strong leader you will set a clear and compelling vision for your team, you will be a visible presence who influences and supports consistently great teamwork and a positive culture. You will lead by example and motivate your teams to provide exceptional levels of care to your patients. As an enthusiastic and positive change agent, your dedication, professionalism and communication skills will inspire others to also go the extra mile and display high levels of performance in even the most challenging situations.
This is an exciting time to join the specialist ASD IPU within St Andrews Health Care (Northampton). We are striving to achieve an outstanding CQC rating, reflecting the specialism, expertise and standards of care we provide. As a Nurse Manager, you will be instrumental in achieving this.
The role of Nurse Manager is critical to our success and you will be supported through training and supervision to achieve this. If you are a dedicated RMN / RNLD with strong leadership skills, great communication and a passion for working with people with a learning disability and / or autism, then this is the career opportunity for you.
Working at St Andrew’s Healthcare
We’re the UK’s largest independent provider of NHS services, a unique mental health charity aspiring to deliver truly world-class care. Our focus is transforming lives through ground breaking treatment and rehabilitation and as a charity, we re-invest surplus in to our outstanding facilities. You’ll find a welcoming, inclusive culture here, inspired by the shared values of our team. Everyone has their part to play in the amazing work we do – you’ll have every opportunity to get what you want from your career.
Rewards and Benefits
We offer an excellent benefits package including:
• Excellent professional and career development and training opportunities
• ‘Transform’ our Leadership development program (details below)
• Relocation allowance (eligibility criteria applies)
• Pension and life assurance
• Sickness policy on par with the NHS
• 38 days annual leave, increasing further after 10 years' service
• Cycle to work scheme
• Childcare vouchers
• Healthcare cash plan
• Free parking
• Paid DBS application
• On-site facilities such as gym access and boot camp, swimming pool, café, library all set within beautiful grounds.
Transform is our leadership development programme, designed to help you gain new knowledge and understanding that is essential in your leadership role. We know you have many skills gained from your past experiences and Transform will help you build on these. We will support you in the Nurse Manager role and provide opportunities through Transform to learn from a range of colleagues with specialist knowledge and expertise from across the Charity.
Transform is an 18-month programme blended with work-based learning and a series of taught sessions focusing on leadership, business and clinical excellence. Nurse Managers can complete our internally moderated programme or may choose to complete an accredited qualification in Leadership & Management.
Transform highlights your strengths and areas for development and will enable you to focus on what you need in your role. By working through the learning materials and activities, you will develop skills and competencies in the three key areas that we believe develop outstanding leaders at St. Andrew’s Healthcare.
Closing Date 29th April 2018
Interview will be held the second week of May 2018.