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Charge Nurse - Florence Nightingale

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 a year Per Annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Our Acute Stroke Ward Florence Nightingale I has a wonderful opportunity for a Charge Nurse to join its supportive, friendly team to workas an integral member of the ward team, you will expand, develop and utilise clinical, educational, research and leadership skills to enhance and optimise clinical practice withinFlorence Nightingale.

It is envisaged that the you will act as a change agent, participating in the development and implementation of innovative and new ways of working, ensuring service provision remains fit for purpose as well as promoting Trust objectives and will practice greater professional autonomy and assume greater responsibility for decision making within the clinical setting, supported by agreed protocols and guidelines support the Ward Manager in the provision of operational management and clinical leadership for the ward.

Main duties of the job

Your role will be to take a lead in the assessment and management of patients, applying specialist clinical knowledge and skill to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate patient care, utilising an individual, holistic approach and to take appropriate action to determine ongoing patient management plans according to agreed protocols, along with providing an advanced nursing role in the care of patients, ensuring evidence based practice is implemented.Your role will involve working collaboratively with senior medical staff regarding assessment of patients and subsequent admission and/or discharge Florence nightingale , according to agreed protocols, managing the beds within the Ward in conjunction with the bed manager and Stroke nurse toensure the beds are utilised effectively thus facilitating the timely admission and subsequent management of identified patients at the earliest opportunity.

You will participate in the development and implementation of new ways of working which require an expansion of existing roles and liaise with, and refer to, members of the multi-disciplinary team as appropriate and participate in team decisions regarding treatment and discharge.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Are you ready to support our Acute Stroke Ward as our Charge Nurse, then we want to hear from you?

Please see the attached JD for further details of this exciting role.

Person Specification



  • NMC registration
  • Recognised teaching /mentorship course



  • Experience of at least 2 years as Band 5


  • Experience of caring for the elderly

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