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Ward Sister/ Charge Nurse - Older Adults Ward

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
6 Jul 2024
Are you a Mental Health Nurse with supervisory or leadership experience?

You will be joining our Older Adults and Dementia Mental Health Oak Ward at The Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury. Oak Ward is an assessment ward mainly covering Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. We provide care for males and females with possible or diagnosed organic mental illnesses. We also care for older adults with a functional mental health diagnosis. You will be responsible for leading by example to junior colleagues within the team, acting as Nurse in Charge of the ward and provide clinical leadership.

Main duties of the job

Participate in the setting and agreeing of clinical and educational standards for the service, and develop systems to enable such standards to be measured and evaluated.

Develop effective communications within the area of responsibility and promote positive working relationships with individuals, departments and other agencies of care within the community area and plan for the future development of the service to meet the needs of the clients.

Ensure that manpower resources are utilised to their fullest extent and make sure that managers are aware of developments, service needs and priorities within the area.

Establish and shape a climate within which appropriate attitudes, knowledge and skills of the staff are brought together and developed

Provide evidence based specialist clinical advice within the service and contribute to the development of future service provision.

Demonstrate an active involvement in delivering on objectives set out in collaboration with quality leads for the raising of clinical standards.

Monitor workload management within the service

Undertake clinical audit and quality monitoring as appropriate.

Participating in the setting of quality standards, including the auditing, monitoring and reviewing of practice in line with current clinical guidance practice and policy.

Act as a clinical supervisor

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about this position, please refer to the job description and person specification.

Check out the videos below showcasing why you should grow your career here with us at MPFT:

Why Work for Mental Health Services at MPFT - YouTube

Development and Progression Within Mental Health Services at MPFT - YouTube

What is it like to be an Inpatient Mental Health Nurse at MPFT? - YouTube

Person Specification



  • Registered mental health professional (NMC)


  • Leadership qualification



  • Evidence of extensive post registration experience of working with older adults experiencing mental health related difficulties

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Oak Ward

The Redwoods Centre



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