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Nurse Team Leader - Cherry Ward

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

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Cherry Ward is a female-only ward for patients with acute mental health needs. The ward, which has been open since the summer of 2021, was designed in conjunction with over 100 patients to develop an environment that is supportive for the patients who use the service. The ward provides areas for patients, carers & staff & has a sensory room, art room & therapeutic corner for our service users.

We have opportunities for caring & passionate Nurse Team Leaders who share the trusts vision to help individuals recover to a life beyond mental health. With a patient centred approach, we believe great Nurse Team Leaders don't just treat illness, they change lives.

In joining us, you can expect ongoing support from a dedicated supervisor who will provide clinical support & facilitate your ongoing development & a wider commitment to ensuring that you can be the best Nurse Team Leaders possible. There is opportunity to further your training and we will provide access to training relevant to you and an opportunity to develop beyond this.

We know how important a work life balance is & we are open to flexible working. There is an expectation to work unsocial hours & to meet the needs of the service, but we welcome & consider applications condensed hours.

For any queries regarding the role, please contact Cherry Ward Manager, Clare Thomas on 01256 303074

Main duties of the job

Contribute to the provision of a 24 hour, seven day inpatient service.

Take charge of a ward regularly and undertake duties delegated by the Clinical Ward Manager.

Provide clinical leadership and support the management of the ward including deployment, supervision, teaching of staff/students and resources.

Assess individual care needs and develop, implement and evaluate programmes of care as well as setting standards of care.

Take responsibility for the management, deployment and supervision of junior staff in the unit throughout the span of duty when on night duty.

You will work as an active member of the wider unit team, taking lead responsibility for a key project/ subject matter.

You will be required to prioritise attendance at all training, attend supervision and apply reflective practice continuously to enable learning needs to be identified and met.

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



  • RMN - Sub part 1 of the NMC Register
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Commitment to Lifelong Learning and completion of the rotational developmental programme of training.

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Parklands Hospital

Aldermaston Road



RG24 9RH

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