Deputy Ward Manager, Farmfield

Elysium Healthcare brings together a unique approach to the delivery of care where the patient is embedded in the heart of all aspects of hospital life.

Our inclusive way of working has the patient as a true partner in their care. We recognise that each and every member of staff has an important role to play in the success of Elysium. It is with their dedication, passion and hard work that we can deliver excellent care programs that truly benefit the patients.

Elysium Healthcare has a network of 22 sites strategically placed across England and Wales.

Our Deputy Ward Manager role involves:


To deputise for the ward manager when required

To have an assertive and unrelenting focus on the performance of the nursing team and take definitive action when performance falls below acceptable levels

To support the ward manager in ensuring the allocated ward achieves excellence across the full range of relevant quality and compliance criteria’s
Effectively work with other members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) and Senior Management Team (SMT) to ensure effective care in delivery to patients and all members of staff are appropriately managed
Promote and maintain a professional nursing environment, ensuring a high standard of nursing care at all times, assisting with evaluation through clinical governance and audit
To assist the ward managers in coordinating the work of the nursing team including staff training, duty rotas and making adjustments to manage short term cover to manage emergencies
To support the Ward Manager in the planning and implementation of service developments by developing a highly skilled and motivated nursing workforce through regular supervision, appraisals and probationary meetings
Support and lead regular patient feedback mechanisms, e.g satisfaction surveys, community meetings as well as coordinating complaints and incident investigations and management cases



To be successful as Deputy Ward Manager you’ll need


The role holder will have a first level nursing degree / Diploma supplemented by forensic nursing experience and full registration as a Mental Health Nurse (RMN) together with evidence of continuous professional development.


The role holder will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience within a mental health setting including experience in the supervision of junior staff. Secure experience would be beneficial.


About our benefits

In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)
  • A salary of £37,097
  • A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
  • Free meals while on duty
  • Carefirst – Employee Assistance Services
  • Continuous learning and development
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Career development
  • Voluntary Benefits