Charge Nurse

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Brighton & Hove
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for an experienced band 5 or charge nurse to join Regency Ward as a deputy ward manager/charge nurse doing a shift pattern of 09:00-17:00, Monday to Friday, supporting the ward with senior nursing leadership.

Regency is a 20 bedded, male, acute ward. We primarily work with individuals who are aged 18-65 and we are located within Mill view hospital in Hove. There are 5 wards and a place of safety within Mill View Hospital.

Our shared values within the team at Mill View are important to us, we are one hospital, not individual areas and wards that work in isolation, we look after each other and support each other when it's needed, particularly during the hard times. Your voice and your concerns are important to the leadership team, we encourage you to talk about areas of concern and empower you to implement positive changes. We value diversity and opportunity for everyone that works here and we are incredibly proud to have won the Equality and Diversity award (2021) and Team of the Year Award in (2019) at the Positive Practice Awards

Main duties of the job

You will be working alongside an established and experienced multi-disciplinary team (MDT), including a motivated ward manager and experienced ward matron. The team consists of nurses, healthcare assistants, nursing associates, doctors, the occupational therapy team, a psychologist, the pharmacy team, expert by experiences and volunteers.

Our vision on Regency Ward is To create a space where EVERYONE'S voice is heard and valued'.

We are passionate on Regency ward about providing the highest standards of care. It has been a challenging time for the ward over the last year or so, particularly in the context of the pandemic, so you will need to be up for a challenge but you will be provided with the right support and have the opportunity to see an incredibly caring and resilient team continue to improve and grow. We require hard working and committed nurses to join the team and that see it through this period of positive change. We would love to recruit a candidate that is passionate about quality improvement and leading on change.

About us

You will be provided with consistent, meaningful supervision. We have a dedicated psychologist who provides reflective practice and complex case discussions. As a leadership team, we are committed to ensuring the team gets two away days a year.

Flexible working is important to us at Mill View Hospital and we would consider any flexible working requests you may have which will help you have a healthy work-life balance.

There are lots of vacancies and positions available within the trust and elsewhere, so I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this advert and for hopefully applying. If you aren't sure, or you maybe you have some questions, I'd welcome you to give me a call or drop me an email so we can go through them. I would also be more than happy to show you around the hospital.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be required to provide senior nursing leadership and supporting the ward manager where required. To deliver a high standard of evidence based inpatient nursing care in the designated care group in partnership with the team, the service users and where appropriate their family To act as a primary nurse in the assessment of needs and organising of care.

  • To co-ordinate shifts and provide supervision for support workers and students.
  • To work within a team of nurses and other professionals who are committed to the delivery of

a quality service.
  • To adopt a flexible approach to hours of duty, in order to meet the needs of the service over a 24-hour period.
  • To take charge of a designated clinical area and deputise as appropriate.
  • To represent the Ward Manager and/or care team, at appropriate forums and disseminate information as required.
  • To represent the clinical team perspective at multidisciplinary meetings and clinical reviews of patient care.
  • To be an active participant in the multi-disciplinary team, formulating care plans and utilising appropriate assessments.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional qualification Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
  • Registered Nurse with current registration (mental health / LD/ Adult) appropriate to the job role.
  • Completion of Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
Knowledge/Experience Essential
  • Significant post qualifying experience relevant to the care group
  • Clinical knowledge/experience
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies

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