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Charge Nurse, Male & Female PICU Service

Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a member of staff with Band 5 experience or an existing Band 6 to consider applying for the post for Charge Nurse of Ruby Ward, the Trusts Male and Female PICU service. This is an opportunity to develop and gain leadership skills and management experience

Main duties of the job

We work with patients who are in the most acute phase of their illness in an environment that is more restrictive, the teams work together with our patients to develop the PICU service to improve patient experience and outcome. We have a strong focus on reducing incidents of Violence and Aggression on the wards and increasing nurse-led activities and patient engagment to build a sense of community. Since Ruby Ward re-located to the Highgate Mental Health Centre last year, we are using this wonderful opportunity to develop our service, engaging our patients, carers, and MDT with a focus on future thinking and planning- and we want you to be a part of it!

Both wards have a strong focus on Quality improvement with projects focusing on PICU Flow, increasing nurse led engagement, Reducing Violence and Aggression through building a sense of community, improving Sexual Health outcomes for patients. We are launching a joint QI project across the two PICU Wards to implement the use of Virtual Reality headsets to improve wellbeing for our staff working on our wards.

About us

The successful applicant will be fully supported to by their Matron and Ward Manager, with a development plan and focussed supervision. The role of the Charge Nurse is a challenging one and the suitable candidate should be able to demonstrate evidence of creating a culture of support and learning within a team.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C& I) provides high quality, safe and innovative mental health care to our patients in the community, in their homes or in hospital. We provide services for adults of working age, adults with learning difficulties, and older people in the London area. We currently deliver the majority of our care to residents in the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington. However, we also provide substance misuse services in Westminster, and a substance misuse and psychological therapies service to people living in Kingston. Our trust is also a member of University College London Partners (UCLP), one of the worlds leading academic health science partnerships. In addition we have specialist programmes which provide help and treatment for: veterans living in London, young people caught in the cycle of gang culture, older people living with dementia and other age related mental health conditions. For more information, please access the following link:

Person Specification



  • RMN or equivalent with post registration experience at staff nurse level in an acute setting.
  • Evidence of relevant ongoing professional development.

Devleoping Staff


  • Evidence of developing a ward team and or supervising junior staff



  • Evidence of good written communication


  • evidence of report or complaint response writing

Employer details

Employer name

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust


Highgate Mental Health Center

Dartmouth Park Hill


N19 5NX

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