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Charge Nurse (immediate start)

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
St Albans
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,066 max £1,845)
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to join a hardworking team who are committed to serving our service users with the best care possible? The Beacon is looking for a kind and passionate Charge Nurse to welcome into our rehabilitation team.

Main duties of the job

As our new Charge Nurse, you will be welcomed into a safe and supportive staff team, who inspire one another in being the best version of ourselves for the benefit of those we care for.

This opportunity is perfect for someone seeking a new challenge in a dynamic and fulfilling 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 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

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from the Care Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional

Job description

Job responsibilities

In your new role you will:
  • Act as a clinical expert in your service area.
  • Identify the individual care needs of allocated service users.
  • Be responsible for maintaining clinical standards, and team systems under the direction of the team leader.
  • Support and supervise newly qualified nurses and students
  • Lead on innovations and quality improvements
  • Represent the unit in the absence of the Team Leader

Person Specification



  • RMN/RLDN or Dip/ Bsc (Hons) in Mental Health/Learning Disability Nursing ENB 998 / Preceptorship and Mentorship. ENB



  • Evidence of post registration experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Experience of working in other clinical settings

Job related aptitude and skills


  • Ability to communicate effectively within a multiprofessional team
  • Confidence to work autonomously in the and use own initiative, and make decisions in complex situations
  • Ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive or contentious information, where persuasive, motivational, negotiating, training, empathic or reassuring skills are required.
  • Ability to deal with distressing circumstances and challenging behaviour
  • Experience of risk assessment and management.
  • Ability to cope with an unpredictable work pattern and frequent interruptions
  • Understanding of legal framework MHA, MCA, DoL, safeguarding and social factors involved in care
  • Supervision skills


  • Specific clinical skills applicable e.g brief therapy, cognitive therapy and anxiety management.
  • Implementing quality improvement initiatives

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


The Beacon, 26 King Harry Lane, St Albans. AL3 4AU

26 King Harry Lane

St Albans


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