Position: Ward Manager Location: Barham, Kent Hours: 37.5 Mon-Fri, Plus some weekends Salary Details: £19.68 - £21.69 per hour Coveberry , part of the CareTech family, are a leading specialist healthcare provider, with Hospitals and centres throughout England, delivering wide ranging services in Adult Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, Specialist Brain Injury, Child and Adult Mental Health Services (CAMHS) including eating disorders, and social care for children with special needs. We are currently looking to appoint a Full Time Ward Manager to join our team. (You may previously have held similar posts such as Charge Nurse, Lead Nurse, Clinical Ward Manager). Are you a committed individual who wants to work with a company that understands how important the service we provide is to our Patient’s and resident’s recovery. You will be working with Young people and Adults with Mental health problems, Learning Disabilities and Autism at Cedar House. Essential: Experience of Leading and Running a Clinical Service Excellent communications and interpersonal Skills with the ability to work under pressure and meet the challenges of working to deadlines Roles and Responsibilities: To manager the clinical environment and co-ordinate care delivery To undertake specialist assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care needs of a specific group of service users To mentor, supervise and teach qualified and unqualified staff including students To be responsible for the deployment and management of staff. To promote an environment conducive to recovery and the development of independence. To lead and be responsible for the clinical management of a ward of service area as applicable, some of whom may present with complex behaviours that challenge services. To allocate and support individuals with delegated work and review progress as agreed. To coordinate and monitor the delivery of person centred healthcare, using complex clinical decision making where appropriate. To work as a member of the MDT in management of care and the response to changes in service users’ health. To be responsible for the provision of the necessary physical care to help service users i.e.: personal hygiene, diet and fluid intake, clothing and laundry, personal environment, manual handling, elimination, maintaining rest and sleep and activity, physical observations. To be responsible for ensuring that customs, individuality, values, sexuality, and spiritual beliefs are actively respected and that service users are support to fulfil these. To be responsible for the provision of therapeutic activities, emotional support and stability to clients to ensure effective engagement whilst maintaining professional boundaries. To create, develop and maintain professional supportive relationships with all members of staff with other professionals and agencies to enhance recovery. To be responsible for the undertaking of physical observations as follows: blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respirations, blood sugars, urinalysis, weight and height and act upon exceptions appropriately. This is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities; the post holder may be required to undertake other duties following appropriate discussion with their line manager. Who we are Cedar House is a 40-bed hospital for adults with learning disabilities, mental health issues, personality disorders, autism and challenging behaviours, who are detained under the Mental Health Act. Cedar House enjoys a beautiful rural location situated in the village of Barham, on the outskirts of Canterbury and is easily accessible by public transport, being on the main bus route between Canterbury and Folkestone. Disclosure and Barring Service Check This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. If you have not heard back within 14 days, please consider your application to be unsuccessful on this occasion.