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Charge Nurse

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum Pro rata + 5% of basic salary HCA, min £1,192 - £2,011
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
If you love a challenge, have a passion to support others or are simply looking for a new opportunity then HPFT's Specialist Learning Disability Services are waiting to hear from you.

Dove Ward, Kingfisher Court is a 14 bedded Assessment and Treatment Unit for people with Learning Disabilities and is looking for caring and compassionate Nurses to come and join our team.

As our new Charge nurse, you will be welcomed into a safe and reassuring team, who inspire and encourage one another in being the best version of themselves for the benefit of those we care for.

Main duties of the job

This is a challenging but exciting opportunity that will enable development in specific skills such leadership and communication. This opportunity will be perfect for someone who is looking to work in a rewarding environment where no two days are the same.

Under the direction of the Team Leader, you will provide comprehensive professional and effective leadership, as well as clinical advice and expertise. Working hours involve shifts, including some nights, weekends and bank holidays.

Our service-users are our number one priority, and the multidisciplinary staff team are committed to creating a safe, supportive environment in which we can deliver the best quality care.

About us

At HPFT we provide an exciting and forward-thinking work environment, where staff feel valued and supported to reach their full potential.

We are proud to be one of the top five recommended NHS Trusts to work for, and hold a CQC rating of Outstanding, making us one of the highest-rated Mental Health Trusts in the country. What's more, you will also be able to enjoy an extensive range of trust-wide staff benefits including:
  • 27 days annual leave on entry to NHS
  • One of the best pension schemes in the UK
  • Flexible working options
  • Car leasing scheme
  • Childcare discounts
  • Wellbeing events and activities
  • A 24-hour staff support helpline

Within your role as Charge Nurse, you will also benefit from regular supervisions, bespoke training opportunities, and the co-construction of your own personal development objectives to ensure you continue to progress and develop professionally.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In your new role you will:
  • Take charge of the unit in the absence of the Team Leader and should instruct\demonstrate knowledge and skills to junior staff
  • Identify the individual care needs of allocated service users, plan, implement and evaluate all care programmes in conjunction with the units nursing team and the MDT
  • Participate in ward rounds, case conference and other meetings and will prepare reports on service users as required.

For more detailed information on the position, please access the Job Description and Person Specification documents provided.

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional qualifications i.e. RNLD and up to date registration
  • Management/Leadership Qualifications or willingness to attend Leadership training
  • Education to degree standard or equivalent relevant experience
  • Preceptorship and Mentorship /ENB 998



  • Ability to carry out long hours


  • Car driver (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which prevents you from driving



  • Good Interpersonal skills- able to negotiate and influence effectively
  • Ability to communicate clearly - written and verbal
  • Ability to communicate within a range of health professionals within the Multidisciplinary Team and any other statutory agencies



  • Ability to demonstrate leadership skills to have a sound understanding of the clinical and managerial issues involved on an inpatient unit
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Knowledge of Mental Capacity Act
  • Sound knowledge and ability to understand the importance of Infection
  • PC skills including use of Excel and Access data base
  • IT Skills, i.e., inputting electronic records

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Dove Ward

Kingfisher Court



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