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Night Manager

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Night Manager
NHS AfC: Band 7
37.5 per week
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£37,570 to £43,772 per annum prorata
26/08/2019 23:59

About the Trust

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

Our vision is to enable a happier and more hopeful life for each and every person within our communities.

Our 5,500 staff work tirelessly to deliver the very best care and we receive excellent feedback from our patients. We’re really proud of our #PennineCarePeople and do everything we can to make sure we are a great place to work. 

Many of our staff and teams have brought home high profile national and regional awards and we are privileged that some of the most talented professionals in the country choose to work for us. This includes some prominent national mental health experts.

We are one of the first NHS organisations in the country to launch a Just Culture approach. This aims to get to the heart of what, not who, was responsible for an error.

Instead of blaming staff for honest errors, we will support them to come forward and share their experiences to allow lessons to be learned.

We also offer a dedicated staff wellbeing service. This provides lots of help and support for staff experiencing mild to moderate psychological difficulties that are impacting on their work.

Pennine Care is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce.

Our ambition is to work together to promote an all-inclusive environment which attracts all candidates and signals our ongoing commitment to both celebrate and promote diversity. We encourage applications from individuals with a lived experience of mental illness, either individually or as a carer.

As a ‘Disability Confident Employer’ we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum selection criteria at each stage of the selection process.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and developing the Trust as a Great Place to Work.  We offer the a range of family friendly inclusive employment policies and services to support our staff from different backgrounds. In addition we offer the following benefits: 

  • 27 days annual leave rising to 29 (after 5 years) and 33 (after 10 years) plus 8 bank holidays- pro rata
  • NHS Pension scheme
  • A dedicated Staff Wellbeing Service
  • Annual personal development review and support for continual personal and professional development
    A number of NHS discounts across retail, leisure and travel
  • Flexible Working
  • Staff Discount with Stagecoach and First Buses

We consider ourselves lucky to be based just a few miles from the wonderful city of Manchester. If you’re looking to re-locate, there’s no GREATER place to live and work than MANCHESTER.                                                  

Our city offers an outstanding, yet affordable quality of life. Where else does vibrant nightlife and diverse culture meet the peace and tranquillity of the rolling Pennines?

Future plans

We are currently developing our future strategy, which will focus on providing the highest quality mental health and learning disability services.

As part of this, our community (physical health) services in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale (adult services) and Trafford will be moving to a new NHS provider in 2019. For Bury, Oldham, Rochdale (adult services), this will take place on the 1st July 2019

We have been very proud to run community (physical health) services over the last seven years, but we believe there are other provider organisations better positioned to enable these community services to achieve more for the benefit of local people. We are working closely with our staff and colleagues in the new provider organisations to ensure the smoothest possible transfer.


Service summary;

As part of our ongoing development of services we are seeking to recruit 4 night managers to ensure senior clinical and operational leadership for our adult and older people’s inpatient services covering the boroughs of Stockport, Tameside, Rochdale, Oldham and Bury 

Role Summary:

The successful candidate will provide night management and senior clinical and operational leadership across the required boroughs in the appropriate Division providing support to the older peoples, adult and specialist services including oversight of the S136 suite and Safe Haven.

They will be required be an autonomous clinical and managerial lead for all of the inpatient wards (adult and older peoples) and acute crisis services across the relevant footprint.

There is an expectation that the post holder will travel across the relevant footprint in a planned and ad hoc manner ensuring equity in support and consistent approaches across all wards / services.

The night manager will provide the most senior cover and leadership to the boroughs out of hours operating with significant autonomy. They will be responsible for ensuring resourcing and safe nursing across the division out of hours. They will be the senior level of management present in the division prior to contacting the senior manager on call and therefore responsible for the safe management of the governance agenda in line with Trust, NMC & CQC standards.

Key Responsibilities of the Post: 

The provision of effective clinical leadership to and management of ward staff including undertaking supervision and IPDRs.

  • The OOH manager will develop communications with their peers in the other boroughs and the acute trust sites
  • Undertake a handover to and from the bed management team
  • Support senior ward staff in the event of incidents of any nature.
  • Provide oversight and leadership of the safe havens
  • Provide clinical supervision to an agreed number of ward staff to be agreed with the ward managers and inpatient service managers
  • Maintain an accurate bed state and coordinate admissions including the management of mixed sex accommodation supporting the recording and reporting of breaches
  • Make the clinical judgement with regards to admitting to a gender inappropriate bed ensuring robust risk management and care plans are mobilised to manage the breach. This will include consideration of appropriately moving patients to prevent a reach.
  • Ensure adherence with the bed management protocol
  • In conjunction with the ward staff develop risk management plans to support safe and effective inpatient care especially where MSA breaches occur

Key Requirements of the Person Specification: 

Must be first level registered nurse, RMN or RN in Mental Health.

Must have completed and passed preparation for Mentorship Training qualification necessary to achieve full post outline under KSF. 

Training and competent in PMVA techniques. 

Evidence of post qualification academic achievement in the relevant area for the post. 

Evidence of supervision of qualified junior staff.

Experience of MDT working.

Experience at Band 6 and / or evidence of appropriate clinical management experience

Leadership experience with the ability to effectively manage a clinical area.

Good working knowledge of assessment, care planning, implementation and evaluation processes for adults and older people 

No smoking policyDisability confident employer

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

Informal Contact Name: Vinny Nolan

Job Title: Inpatient Service Manager North Division

Contact Number: 0161 716 1134