Clinical Site Manager, Band 7

Mental Health - Inpatient

Posted: 2 years ago

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

£40,057 - £45,839 p.a. pro rata


At Dorset HealthCare we’re on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We’re a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We like to do things differently here – it’s one of the reasons the CQC rated us ‘outstanding’ in 2019. It’s also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you’re looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, a vibrant urban location, thriving seaside spot, or the among the rolling hills of a stunning rural setting, there are a lot of ways you can make a difference in our local communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future – we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you’ll be part of a strong team. You’ll challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know. And you’ll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for highly motivated and dynamic Leaders to join our Clinical Site Management team based within St Ann's Hospital.

You will be responsible for operationally managing the site wide issues within our inpatient Services, supporting the Patient flow lead Matron in managing beds and site wide issues on a daily basis.

The post holders will be responsible for the management of all inpatient beds and to ensure the safe admissions for Adult Acute patients, CAMH’s patients, Frail functional patients Older persons (with the exclusion of those patients with a primary diagnosis of dementia).

The post holder will be accountable for their decision-making and take responsibility for ensuring admissions are made to an appropriate environment with the safety of the patient, carer and staff members as paramount.

The post holder will particularly focus on ensuring that they develop excellent communication skills with all inpatient wards, Team Leaders, Modern Matrons, patient flow lead, Service Line Leads and medical staff.

The post holder will be required to work flexibly over 7 days with the occasional requirement to cover nights in the event of sickness / other absence.

You will have the ability to make clear autonomous decisions based on analysis of complex presenting problems and judgement of available options is essential. This will include those relating to the admission and discharge of patients from inpatient services.

The post is full-time 37.5 hours a week, but this is negotiable and flexible working requests or part time hours will always be considered.

We are proud to say that you will be joining Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust who has recently been awarded “Outstanding” by the Clinical Quality Commission.

We also offer;

  • You will receive a comprehensive and structured induction programme and training
  • Monthly pay plus enhancements for night, weekend and bank holiday working
  • NHS Pension scheme
  • Health & Wellbeing service
  • Holiday pay of up to 33 days, plus bank holidays pro rata, dependent on service
  • NHS discounts
  • Salary sacrifice scheme including work related learning, cars, cycles, home technology equipment and buying and selling of annual leave
  • Not forgetting our unique selling point – our Trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

Please view the attached 'Job Description' and 'Person Specification' for full information on this vacancy.

For further details / informal visits contact: Babu Sivalingam, Patient Flow / Bed Management Lead at / 01202 492100.

What working for us will provide:

  • 27 days of annual leave, rising to 33 over ten years
  • Excellent NHS pension scheme
  • Health and wellbeing services
  • Flexible working options, including family-friendly hours
  • Free training and one-to-one career coaching to reach your career goals
  • Preceptorship programme for newly qualified nurses and AHPs
  • Access to nine staff networks – have a voice and transform our Trust
  • Relocation costs where applicable
  • Salary sacrifice scheme opportunities – including childcare vouchers, car lease and cycle scheme, home technology equipment, and buying and selling annual leave
  • NHS discounts to save on your shopping, gym membership and more

Visit our careers website to learn more about our culture, staff stories, benefits, development programmes and opportunities.

What you need to do:

Before applying for this post, please do ensure that you have read the job description and person specification requirements. If you think you have everything we're looking for, then we'd love to hear from you, alternatively if you would like more information about the role please do not hesitate to contact us.

After applying via NHS Jobs your application will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system, TRAC. All information about your application will come from You won’t be able to track progress of your application or receive messages through NHS Jobs. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Dorset HealthCare transferring the information contained in the application to Trac and accept a privacy notice under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Applicants who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Further guidance can be found on the website.