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Charge Nurse

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and well-motivated candidate to get involved with a dynamic and evolving service . The unit Hope and Horizon Unit has 22 beds, spread over 2 wards on the Fairfield Hospital Site in Bury.

We are currently looking to appoint a band 6 practitioner into our team. We are looking for individuals with a genuine interest in working with children and young people.

We cater for children and young people with mental health needs and eating disorders. The units benefit from a variety of practitioners and roles including occupational therapy, social work, occupational therapists, medical staff, and psychology in addition to the nursing teams

Main duties of the job

As a charge nurse on you will have the chance to demonstrate leadership in many different clinical situations. Your contribution to the quality of care provided will be valued by the wider multi-disciplinary team. There is support and supervision for further study that relates to working with children and young people

We are committed to working collaboratively with our patients and providing a service that is least restrictive whilst also fitting with the boundaries that are appropriate to the environment.

About us

At Pennine Care you'll do more than join something - you'll be valued for who you are you'll be making a difference and be part of something good and important.

Our colleagues are the beating heart and pride of our organisation. Everyone contributes towards our vision of a happier and more hopeful life for everyone in our communities.

Our strong valuesof kindness, fairness, ingenuity and determination guide us - they are fundamental to who we are, wherever we are.

Equality diversity and inclusionis at the top of our agenda.We believe that a diverse, inclusive and engaged culture is vital that everyone's value should be recognised and respected.

We proactively challenge injustices, and are the only Trust in the North West to publicly recognise our commitment tobecoming anti-racistandsupporting our transgender and non-binary colleagues.We also have thrivingstaff networksto make sure everyone has a voice.

We've got big ambitions for the future and a clear path to get there. You'll be supported to achieve and upskill, with opportunities to learn and progress.

We care for our colleagues and offer a range of health and wellbeing support such as a dedicated wellbeing service, flexible working options for work-life balance, plus regular wellbeing sessions and courses.

Job description

Job responsibilities

With the referral team and Responsible Clinician, undertake assessment of patients referred to our service and feedback as required

Undertake comprehensive, patient-focused, nursing assessment and co-produce care plans in consultation with the service user and their families and carers

Undertake comprehensive risk assessment and formulate risk management plans with Service Users, their families and Carers,

Assist the Unit Manager in developing a service that will ensure that the needs of patients are met with regard to their age, spiritual, cultural, ethnic and sexual orientation

To assist the Unit Manager with the on-going development of the unit

In the absence of the manager, undertake responsibility for the day to day running of the unit

In consultation with the multi-disciplinary team, ensure high standards of individual care for patients and that they are fully consulted and involved in every aspect of their care

To provide management and clinical supervision to members of staff.

To conduct annual appraisals/IPDRs for staff members

To liaise effectively with all members of the multi-disciplinary team and both statutory and non-statutory organisations involved with client care

To assist the Unit Manager in ensuring high quality of evidence-based practice is carried out by all staff within the unit

To participate in the recruitment process, as required.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • RMN
  • NMC Registration
  • Evidence of ongoing continuing professional development
  • Short courses and experience to post graduate diploma level


  • Relevant degree or working towards
  • ENB 998 or Mentorship in Practice or relevant teaching certificate e.g. City and Guilds 730
  • Experience of working with children and young people



  • Evidence of the ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care
  • Able to undertake thorough risk assessments
  • Previous Nursing Experience / working in a fast pace challenging environment
  • Substantial post registered experience
  • Experience of providing management and clinical supervision to junior staff


  • Experience of working in CAMHS
  • Clinical supervision facilitator



  • An awareness of current initiatives within CAMHS
  • Understanding of changes to MHA and the Code of practice and their practical application within clinical settings.

Skills and abilities


  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Evidence of ongoing personal and professional development.
  • Ability to use initiative.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.


  • IT skills
  • Knowledge of clinical skills appropriate to Secure Mental Health Rehabilitation wards

Work Related Circumstances


  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Willing to carry out all duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities and Equality and Diversity policies
  • Appointments to regulated and controlled activities require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Fairfield General Hospital



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