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Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
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Fairfield General Hospital
£38,890 - £44,503 PA
14/07/2020 23:59

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Ward Manager


About the Trust

We are proud to provide high quality mental health and learning disability services, both inpatient and in the community across five boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Our vision is for a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities and our staff work hard to deliver the very best care for the people who use our services. We’re really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure we’re a great place to work.

Our ambition is to maximise people’s potential and we aim to promote an inclusive environment and improve the diversity of our workforce so our people truly represent the communities we serve.  

All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.  We would also encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

If you come and work for us we will offer a range of benefits and opportunities, including:

  1. 27 days annual leave rising to 29 (after 5 years) and 33 (after 10 years) plus bank holidays pro rata
  2. Flexible working opportunities to support your work/life balance
  3. Access to Continued Professional Development
  4. Involvement in improvement and research activities
  5. Health and Wellbeing activities and access to an excellent staff wellbeing service
  6. Access to staff discounts across retail, leisure and travel

If you are Kind, Fair, Ingenious and Determined then we want you to come and join our #PennineCarePeople

Service/Ward/Department Summary:

The Hope and Horizon Units are based within the grounds of Fairfield Hospital in Bury. The inpatient CAMHS units are part of the Healthy Young Minds Directorate in Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust. We are a leading provider of general adolescent mental health care for young people aged between 13 and 18 years old who require specialist inpatient care.

The Horizon unit is a 10 bedded mixed sex ward. Having been rated as outstanding at the most recent CQC inspection and being accredited with the Quality Network for Inpatient CAMHS, we pride ourselves in excelling in the care provided to young people and their families.

Role Summary:

This is a unique opportunity for the post holder to continue to build on the excellent reputation of the Inpatient Service. The successful post holder will support and provide efficient and effective daily leadership and management to the staff, working within the team to maintain a safe and therapeutic environment. The post holder will be required to provide leadership and expert clinical practice, working collaboratively with others to ensure delivery of high standards of patient care.

Key Responsibilities of the Post:

The post holder is accountable for their ward and will:

•Promote and monitor safe and effective practice

•Provide effective leadership and management

•Contribute to the delivery of the service and the organisations objectives

•Enhance the service user and carer’s experience

Key Requirements of the Person Specification:

•RMN/Registered Nurse (Mental Health)

•RMN demonstrable experience at Band 6 level in an inpatient setting some of which will have ideally been within a CAMHS setting.

•An understanding of mental health issues affecting young people and families and associated needs.

•Ability to work under pressure in a demanding clinical environment

•Evidence of maintaining and monitoring standards which have enhanced the client experience of care

•Willingness to contribute to a Directorate on call rota.


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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

Lindsey Baucutt (Service Manager)

0161 716 1152