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Band 6 Charge Nurse - Bristol

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Band 6 Inpatient Charge Nurse Eating Disorders

My name is Julie and I am the manager of STEPs Inpatient eating Disorder Unit and I am looking for an enthusiastic RMN/LD to join as a Band 6 Charge Nurse on our 10 bedded unit at Acer Unit, Blackberry Hill Hospital in Bristol.

STEPs Eating Disorder Inpatient Unit is an AIMS Accredited ward which specialises in providing outstanding care for service users with eating disorders.

You should have Substantial experience working as a Band 5 RMN/LD and have some experience or knowledge in working with the eating disorders clients. It is desirable that you are enthusiastic and motivated to work with eating disorders. You should be able to demonstrate effective leadership and management skills in a clinical area, providing clear clinical leadership to Staff Nurses and Support workers working on the ward. You will need to demonstrate effectiveness in ensuring the continuity of care for service users and full implementation of Trust policies.

You will have an opportunity to take responsibility for specific \management duties within the ward, and you will be expected to provide general management in the absence of the Ward Manager.

For further information please contact: Julie Stott 01173784413

Main duties of the job

General Nurse in charge duties - Shift co ordination, mediation rounds, liaising with medial acute units.

Meal support with patient and post meal supervision

Working closely with MDT

Ward round and CPA meetings

Attending regional meeting re referrals and bed occupancy

Supervision of junior staff

Group involvement

Physical health checks - NEWS., bloods ECG's, NGT feeding

Attending meeting and cover duties of manager when on leave

About us

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This will be found in attached documents, please look at attachments and review the job description attached

Person Specification



  • NMC Professional Code of Conduct. Change to: the NMC's 'The Code': Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics for Nurses and Midwives
  • Substantial experience and band 5 level
  • Evidence of ability to assess , plan, implement, and evaluate service user care and act accordingly if untoward changes occur
  • Experience of running medication rounds, and the safe administration and disposal of drugs
  • Able to evidence thorough best practice assessment of service users needs; able to demonstrate appropriate plan for any risks posed
  • Significant relevant experience as a clinician, able to undertake thorough risk assessment; assess plan and evaluate service user care
  • clear communication skills


  • Significant experience of effectively co-coordinating and leading shifts
  • Able to undertake clinical supervision, appraisals, mentorship, teaching and preceptorships for student nurses and Band 2,3,4 and 5 staff ensuring all personal development needs are reported to team leader.
  • Evidence of current development in mental health care and nursing practice
  • Willingness to undertake further training to relevant clinical area

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