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Charge Nurse with �6000 R&R incentive

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary min £,1192 - max £2,011
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a fulfilling and challenging Nursing role? Do you have what it takes to lead a team? Look no further, we have just the role for you!

In addition this post attracts a �6,000 Recruitment & Retention premia, paid �500 per month until 31 st May 2025. New employees only. Term's and Condition's apply.

We are currently seeking an experienced and highly skilled Band 6 Charge Nurse to join our dynamic Multi-Disciplinary Team within Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) at Forest House. Forest House is a 16 bedded inpatient unit for 12-18 year olds suffering with emotional, behavioural and psychiatric problems. The unit offers young people a 24-hour, 7 day a week service, assessing, treating and evaluating care through a variety of therapeutic techniques, family work, individual work, group work and the day-to-day milieu

Main duties of the job

As the Charge Nurse you will be expected to:
  • Play a key leadership role in delivering exceptional patient care to our young people, while also supporting and mentoring junior nursing staff.
  • Highly motivated and proactive nursing professional with a strong background in an inpatient setting, as well as strong leadership and communication skills.
  • To act as the lead nurse / care co-ordinators for a group of young people within an inpatient setting.
  • Responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care within the multi-disciplinary team. This will include carrying responsibility for the assessment of needs of young people within the service ensuring the treatment and risk management plans are adhered to.

What we can offer:
  • A coaching network where trained coaches throughout the Trust are matched with staff of all disciplines to provide a powerful development opportunity
  • Leading company discounts and childcare vouchers
  • Salary sacrifice schemes enabling staff to drive a new car or bike -saving on tax and insurance included
  • Wellbeing activities - from mindfulness to yoga, pilates and our signature craft club join our monthly programme of regular and special events to support your wellbeing
  • Gym discounts, including Nuffield Health and David Lloyd.

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities
  • To support the Team Manager and Modern matron in ensuring that key clinical targets are achieved and improved upon, for example CPA and 7-dayfollow-up.
  • To work with clinical teams on performance improvement projects asrequired.
  • To demonstrate an understanding of the clinical issues related to Service Users.
  • To use Care Notes and COGNOS as to ensure Forest House meetsrelevant targets.
  • To lead and uphold health & safety and infection control standards within the unit.
  • To provide clinical and managerial supervision to junior members of staff.
  • To participate in clinical and management supervision.
  • To lead and coordinate delivery of care to young people.
  • To support and ensure treatment plans are followed and reviewedaccordingly
  • To follow the Trust policies on administering medication
  • To act as CPA coordinator
  • To liaise closely with the unit Housekeeper and other food suppliers in order to ensure the unit at all times has adequate food relevant toindividuals re-feeding programmes.
  • To coordinate and participate in clinical audits.

Person Specification



  • At least 2 years experience at Band 5, with 1 year in CAMHS
  • Registered Nurse Mental Heath or RSCN
  • Ability to run groups
  • Ability to plan, implement and carry out nursing care
  • Knowledge of Mental Health Act
  • Awareness of Child Protection
  • Relevant Clinical knowledge
  • A working knowledge of child development and adolescents
  • Up to date working knowledge of child and family problems and disorders
  • Emphatic interviewing and counselling skills
  • Experience of working with children, adolescents, family and carers
  • Ability to manage staff
  • Previous experience of managing and supervising junior staff (including those from other professional backgrounds)
  • An understanding of the complex nature of eating disorders and associated difficulties.
  • Ability to monitor and manage adolescents with eating disorders
  • Ability to support and nurse junior staff when dealing with complex eating disorders.



  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with others
  • Ability to think clearly and express self
  • Ability to assess reports and clinical information and provide clear and concise information tailored for different audiences



  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of psychiatric/mental health diagnosis and treatments

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Forest House Adolescent Unit, Kingsley Green, Harper Lane, Radlett WD7 9HQ

Kingsley Green, Harper Lane,



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