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Charge Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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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

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

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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