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Charge Nurse

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum Pro rata + 5% of basic salary HCA min £1,192-max £2,011
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to join an innovative organisation committed to the best possible care delivered by the best people? Beech Ward is looking for a compassionate and enthusiastic forensic Charge Nurse to join its team in Radlett, Hertfordshire.

Beech Ward is a 15-bed low-secure service for men with mental illnesses and a history of offending behaviour who are at significant risk of causing harm to others. It offers specialist psychological, psychiatric and behavioural therapies and complex specialist rehabilitation to help patients prepare for their return to life in society.

This role is the perfect opportunity for a Mental Health Nurse with in-depth experience at Band 5. It would be ideal for someone seeking a new challenge in a dynamic and rewarding environment where no two days are the same.

Main duties of the job

o Provide local clinical leadership under the direction of the Team Leader.o Be responsible for the running of an identified clinical area including Key Performance Indicators (PDP, Attendance Management and e-rostering).o Be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of mental and physical health care for service-users.o Teach other nursing and non-nursing personnel.o Be a role model through their own good practice.o Be responsible for maintaining clinical standards and team systems under the direction of the Team Leader.o Assist the team leader in maintaining effective team-working processes, including outcome measures.o Deputise for the Team Leader in their absence.o Manage the unit resources and clinical environment during their shift

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an exceptional organisation with big ambitions. Our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

With a workforce of around 3,500 people and an annual income of some �330million, the Trust provides integrated health and social care services through a network of community and inpatient settings, serving diverse communities across Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Norfolk. As a university NHS foundation trust, HPFT continues to develop strong links with the University of Hertfordshire, providing excellent learning and developmentopportunities, as well as strengthening our clinical research capability.

While it is a challenging period for the NHS, there has never been a more exciting time to join HPFT following our CQC rating of Outstanding awarded to us in April 2019.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As Charge Nurse on Beech Ward, your responsibilities would include:
  • Providing local clinical leadership to the team, and maintaining clinical standards
  • Being responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of mental and physical health care for service-users
  • Teaching other nursing and non-nursing personnel
  • Assisting the Team Leader in maintaining effective team-working processes, and deputising for them in their absence

You must have RNMH/RNLD/RMN/RGN and be registered with the NMC. Mentorship training and in-depth experience at Band 5 are essential. Experience of working in other clinical settings would be an advantage.

For more detailed information on the position, please access the Job Description and Person Specification documents provided.

Person Specification



  • Registered with NMC
  • ENB 998/Mentorship training
  • At least two years' experience at Band 5
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Experience of working in other clinical settings



  • The ability to communicate effectively within a multi-disciplinary team
  • The confidence to work autonomously, use own initiative, and make decisions in complex situations
  • The ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive or contentious information, where persuasive, motivational, negotiating, training, empathic or reassuring skills may be required
  • The ability to deal with distressing circumstances and challenging behaviour
  • The ability to cope with an unpredictable work pattern and frequent interruptions
  • An understanding of the legal (MHA, MCA, DoL), safeguarding and social factors involved in care
  • An understanding of relational security and of the therapeutic rationale for necessary rules and boundaries
  • Supervision skills
  • The ability to work flexibly according to service-user/service needs
  • The ability to be receptive to changing environments and promote positive approaches to implementing change
  • Leadership qualities
  • The ability to remain calm in difficult situations
  • A positive approach to work
  • A good attention to detail


  • Specific applicable clinical skills eg cognitive therapy and anxiety management
  • Knowledge or experience of implementing quality improvement initiatives
  • Knowledge or experience of supporting service-users to manage their physical health and well-being
  • Car driver

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Beech Ward

Kingsley Green, Harper Lane



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