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Deputy Ward Manager/Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health Nursing
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
AMI Snowdrop Ward
£26,565 to £35,577 per annum
07/03/2018 23:59

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.


Band 6 (RMN) – Deputy Ward Manager

Salary £26,565- £35,577 pa plus £2000 DSN responsibility allowance and enhancements for unsocial hours.

Base -Prospect Park Hospital- Please note we have a Deputy Ward Manager post on the following wards:

Rowan - Older Adults

Rose - Adult Acute

Daisy - Adult Acute

Are you keen to develop your leadership skills within a supportive, committed and well led multi-disciplinary team in a fast paced mental health in-patient setting?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our busy adult acute ward as Deputy Ward manager. You will be joining a skilled and welcoming multi-disciplinary team who collaboratively work towards attainment of excellent care for our service users and will be supported by a ward manager and two psychiatric consultants together with two other deputy ward managers and a clinical development lead nurse

This is an excellent opportunity to build upon your established clinical and interpersonal skills, acting as a role model for all staff through provision of high standards of professional practice and making a meaningful contribution to the development of our services as a centre of excellence and to the care of our patients. You will also be supported gain invaluable experience and grow in confidence as part in our duty senior nurse rota, taking lead on site responsibility for the hospital out of hours.

We operate 24 hours services, 7 days a week all years round and run a rotational rota with the option for long days working. Prospect Park Hospital in Reading, rated as ‘Good’ in all categories by the CQC, provides high standards of care for people in the crisis phase of their mental illness

You will benefit from tailored Trust and local induction, mentoring and supervision and an excellent range of training and development opportunities. We also have close links with Reading and UWL Universities and also with the Charlie Waller Institute and would love for you to join us to be part of our aspiration to be become the ‘Centre of Excellence’.

We can also offer you:

• Competitive salary plus 30% enhancement for nights, Saturday working and 60% enhancement for Sundays and public holidays.

• DSN responsibility allowance of £2,000 annually

• Negotiable relocation expenses for qualifying staff

• Free use of hospital gym

• Between 27 -33 days’ annual leave pro rata plus bank holidays

• Direct Enrolment to NHS Professionals

• Access to local workplace nurseries offering discount rates and priority places for staff

• Salary sacrifice car scheme, cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers

• Free onsite parking

• Optional Long day working

• NHS pension scheme and Agenda for change terms and conditions

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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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