Charge Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Calling all Mental Health Nurses!

As a trust we care about our staff and believe in developing a long-term structured career pathway within Southern Health!

As a valued member of our team, you will be responsible for the assessment of needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care. You will also be expected to ensure a high standard of nursing in the application of clinical nursing procedures and treatments including the custody, storage and administration of medicines.

We are proud to invest in you and support your journey...

*We will provide you with a robust and supportive welcome programme including our local Ravenswood House Induction.

*During your first two months you have the option to sit down to discuss a career navigation plan and the different routes available to you.

*You can apply for up to 1000 of CPD funding to put towards additional training.

*You can apply to attend an Introduction to Motivational Training course provided by Bournemouth University.

Ravenswood House is a medium secure unit providing assessment, care and treatment for adults with serious mental illness or personality disorder who need to receive their care in a medium secure environment. Most of our patients have either committed a criminal offence or have challenging behaviour.

Main duties of the job

As a Charge Nurse you will take charge of a ward regularly and accept duties as delegated by the clinical ward manager. You will support the management of a ward including the deployment, supervision, teaching of staff/students and resources.

You will be responsible for assessing individual care needs and develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care as well as setting standards of care and you will take responsibility for the management, deployment and supervision of junior staff in the unit throughout the span of duty when on night duty.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Registered Mental Health/ Learning Disability Nurse with Professional NMC Registration
  • In depth post qualification experience at Band 5 working in mental health
  • Mentorship Course
  • Clinical Supervision Training Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Ravenswood House

Mayles Lane, Knowle



PO17 5NA

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