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Charge Nurse - �500 per month incentive payment applies

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata + 5% of basic salary, min £1,136 max £1,915
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Looking for a fulfilling and challenging nursing role? Look no further!

We are currently seeking an experienced and highly skilled Band 6 Charge Nurse to join our dynamic Multi-Disciplinary Teamwithin Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) at Forest House.

Forest House is a 16 bedded inpatient unit for 12-18 year olds suffering with emotional, behavioural and psychiatric problems. The unit offers young people a 24-hour, 7 day a week service, assessing, treating and evaluating care through a variety of therapeutic techniques, family work, individual work, group work and the day-to-day milieu.

As a Charge Nurse, you will have the opportunity to play a key leadership role in delivering exceptional patient care to our young people, while also supporting and mentoring junior nursing staff.

The ideal candidate for this role will be a highly motivated and proactive nursing professional with a strong background in an inpatient setting, as well as strong leadership and communication skills.

If you're ready to take your nursing career to the next level, apply now to become a Charge Nurse at our outstanding organisation. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits packages, recruitment incentives and ongoing professional development opportunities and access to engage with the wider CAMHS network.

Don't delay - apply today and join our enthusiastic and energized team of talented healthcare professionals!

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

To act as the lead nurse / care co-ordinator for a group of young people within an inpatient setting. To be responsible for the assessment, planning,implementation and evaluation of nursing care within the multi-disciplinary team. This will include carrying responsibility for the assessment of needs of young people within the service ensuring the treatment and risk management plans are adhered to.

To act as the lead nurse and to be responsible for the provision of supervision both formal and informal of junior staff and support workers.To work closely /maintain a good working relationship between Forest house and the Adolescent Outreach Team.

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' in 2019 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.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities
  • To support the Team Manager and Modern matron in ensuring that key clinical targets are achieved and improved upon, for example CPA and 7-dayfollow-up.
  • To work with clinical teams on performance improvement projects asrequired.
  • To demonstrate an understanding of the clinical issues related to Service Users.
  • To use Care Notes and COGNOS as to ensure Forest House meetsrelevant targets.
  • To lead and uphold health & safety and infection control standards within the unit.
  • To provide clinical and managerial supervision to junior members of staff.
  • To participate in clinical and management supervision.
  • To lead and coordinate delivery of care to young people.
  • To support and ensure treatment plans are followed and reviewedaccordingly
  • To follow the Trust policies on administering medication
  • To act as CPA coordinator
  • To liaise closely with the unit Housekeeper and other food suppliers in order to ensure the unit at all times has adequate food relevant toindividuals re-feeding programmes.
  • To coordinate and participate in clinical audits.

Person Specification



  • At least 2 years experience at Band 5, with 1 year in CAMHS
  • Registered Nurse Mental Heath or RSCN
  • Ability to run groups
  • Ability to plan, implement and carry out nursing care
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Act
  • Awareness of Child Protection
  • Relevant Clinical knowledge
  • A working knowledge of child development and adolescents
  • Up to date working knowledge of child and family problems and disorders
  • Emphatic interviewing and counselling skills
  • Experience of working with children, adolescents, family and carers
  • Ability to manage staff
  • Previous experience of managing and supervising junior staff (including those from other professional backgrounds)
  • An understanding of the complex nature of eating disorders and associated difficulties.
  • Ability to monitor and manage adolescents with eating disorders
  • Ability to support and nurse junior staff when dealing with complex eating disorders.



  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with others
  • Ability to think clearly and express self
  • Ability to assess reports and clinical information and provide clear and concise information tailored for different audiences



  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of psychiatric/mental health diagnosis and treatments

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Forest House Adolescent Unit

Kingsley Green, Harper Lane,



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