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Charge Nurse

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
12 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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This post is for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual who has a passion for working in acute mental health, has strong leadership qualities and wants to have a positive impact on patient care. The post holder will strive to show best care every day and motivating others to develop and learn.

The post holder will take charge of the shifts on a rotational basis,

Take role of primary nurse to service users and engage with their carers.

The post holder will, in collaboration with the ward manager, ensure continuous clinical and professional development for ward and will deputise for the ward manager.

They will work in collaboration with the other charge nurses on the ward, demonstrating excellent patient care, leadership skills, dealing with challenging situations and being a role model to others.

You will be a part of the fantastic and exciting new build plans for the unit, being able to shape the way services are run and what they look like. This will be purpose-built, with focus on patient care and staff wellbeing. As a charge nurse at Park House, you will be integral in shaping the new Park House and taking forward staff and patient feedback to the development team.

Main duties of the job

Use a range of communication skills to ensure service users receives required treatment necessary for their recovery.

Develop therapeutic relationships with service users and their families

Fulfil all identified mandatory training needs

Promote service user and carer involvement

Ensure the off-duty Rota reflects the required skill mix and establishment levels

Understanding and knowledge of the Mental Health Act

Implement focus on patient flow and facilitating safe discharge

Maintain accurate records of patient information

Take learning from incidents and review and share with the team

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

Take learning from incidents and review and share with the team

Ensure the patient environment is kept clean and tidy and free from hazards.

Ensure performance is maintained

Ensure patient records are up to date and are an accurate reflection of the situation.

Participate in regular clinical and management supervision with ward manager

To assist in ensuring clinical audit becomes part of everyday practice

Manage own workload ensuring this is in line with relevant policies, procedures and Codes of Conduct

Develop through supervision ensuring that identified personal development needs are met.

Be trained and competent in use of PMVA and supporting the team in least restrictive intervention

Managing challenges of the acute ward and your wellbeing at work.

Supporting others with wellbeing at work.

Able to manage distressing and challenging situations, utilising the processes of change management

We are aspiring to ensure our workforce is representative of the diverse communities that we serve, and we are strongly committed to removing barriers to employment for candidates from under-represented groups, for example BAME, Disabled and LGBT+ communities. If you would like to have an informal chat about the recruitment process for this role or would value some additional support, wed love to hear from you. Please contact Denise Gleave, Recruitment & Retention Advisor 0161 358 1448 or email

Person Specification Education/ Qualifications Essential
  • Demonstrable RMN experience
Experience Essential
  • Have experience on adult acute ward setting
Knowledge Essential
  • Take a pro-active role in identifying risks and acting on the results to resolve problems at source wherever possible bearing in mind resources and priorities and liaising with Line Management.
  • Take part in risk management practices, both clinical and non-clinical in line with the Trust Risk Management Strategy.
  • Openly and honestly report actual and potential incidents and participate in developing systems to identify, record and respond to near-misses.
  • Comply with the Trust's infection control policies and procedures and undertake the necessary training in Infection Prevention and Control as identified by the Trust.1
  • Information Governance and Confidentiality
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Performance Management
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • There is a requirement to abide by the relevant Codes of Professional Practice.
Skills and abilities Essential
  • Have a desire to clinical lead a team and offer management support.

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