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Charge Nurse

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£31,365 to £37,890 a year per annum pro rata +Recruitment and Retention + Nurses bonus
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are seeking an energetic, highly motivated and experienced Band 6 Charge Nurse who has the skills and knowledge in the assessment of inpatient units at Little Plumstead Hospital in Norwich looking after service users with learning disability.

The Broadland Clinic is a 25 bed unit providing high levels of assessment and intervention to patients with intellectual and other developmental disabilities detained under the Mental Health Act with complex and enduring problems, including criminal offending. The service has a very strong track record of engaging in innovative research with academic partners.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will form part of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of clinical psychology, psychiatry, nursing, occupational therapy, social worker and speech and language therapy. Candidates must be an NMC Registered Nurse.

You will need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be flexible and able to use initiative. You will also need to be capable of working independently as well as pat of the wider multidisciplinary team and be adaptable to the changing needs of the organisation and be able to work across disciplines.

The primary responsibility for this post is to provide a comprehensive and systematic annual health to those on the Severe and Enduring Mental illness register (SMI) and provide leadership and direction for the physical health team, developing working partnerships with primary care and wider system, in the context of contemporary service strategy and operational objectives.

These new opportunities within primary care will be developing and expanding over the next three years, and will be a core feature of delivering excellent care to people in the local community.

In return we offer structured supervision, access to training and development as part of your own personal development and support plan. This is your chance to be part of a friendly and supportive team environment within an organisation, which is well known for its expertise and outstanding clinical services.

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 the Care 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?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

For full details of the main duties and responsibilities of the role please refer to the job description and person specification documents attached.

Person Specification QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING Essential
  • Relevant professional qualifications i.e. RNLD and up to date registration
  • Management/Leadership Qualifications or willingness to attend Leadership training
  • Education to degree standard or equivalent relevant experience
  • Preceptorship and Mentorship /ENB 998
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership skills
  • To have a sound understanding of the clinical and managerial issues involved on an inpatient unit.
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Knowledge of Mental Capacity Act
  • Sound knowledge and ability to understand the importance of Infection Control at work
  • PC skills including use of Excel and Access data base
  • IT Skills, i.e., inputting electronic records
  • Good Interpersonal skills - able to negotiate and influence effectively
  • Ability to communicate clearly - written and verbal
  • Ability to communicate within a range of health professionals within the Multidisciplinary Team and any other statutory agencies
  • 2 years experience on an Inpatient setting as a Band 5
  • Demonstrable Clinical Skills in individual care planning.
  • Ability to seek supervision and provide supervision to others.
  • Knowledge of conducting Personal Development plan with others.
  • Ability to listen and acknowledge and manage complaints in an objective manner
  • Ability to use resources appropriately and being aware of financial constraints.

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