Clinical Charge Nurse

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year pa inc
Closing date
4 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Registered Mental Health Nurse or a Registered Learning Disability Nurse to join our fast paced and innovative workforce in the reopening of an acute inpatient ward run by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.

The unit is a mental health hospital with consists of two Working Age Acute wards. Each ward is a 20 bedded ward, that aims to assist those experiencing an acute mental health crisis achieve their own personal recovery.

We welcome applications from staff that are already on the NMC register with relevantexperience. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team involved in the delivery of care and therapy for our service users in many unique ways. You need to be a passionate role model in delivering care as well as keen to develop and build on your management and leadership skills.

A shift rota system operates, including weekends and night work. You will receive staff induction, in-house training and personal development reviews.

You will receive support and frequent supervision to help develop within this team.

Please note that Oxleas operates a probationary period, further information is available on request.

Main duties of the job

Main Duties
  • Leading and supporting junior staff to deliver person centred care
  • Administration of medication and knowledge of medication management
  • Supporting the manager with managerial duties
  • Provide leadership in quality improvement initiatives.
  • Supporting the unit within the Duty Senior Nurse role
  • Demonstrating professionalism through role modelling and compassionate care.
  • Comprehensive assessments and care planning.
  • Provide collective and compassionate leadership to the team.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South-East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, children's centres, schools and people's homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Working autonomously within the parameters of the role leading and supporting junior staff and wider care team to implement the delivery of quality nursing care, contributing to the physical, psychological, social, recreational and spiritual care in a recovery-focused way through therapeutic engagement and activities, and taking steps to address any issues that arise.
  • Leading on and undertaking activities to ensure that the fundamentals of care are met - nutrition, hydration, hygiene, comfort, emotional and social support
  • Leading and supporting/teaching junior staff on risk assessment and risk management that involves making decisions based on knowledge of the research evidence, knowledge of the individual service user and their social context, knowledge of the service users own experience and clinical judgment.
  • For a detailed job description and made responsibilities please see attached.

Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse and/or Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse Mentorship qualification
  • Mentorship. supervision qualification
  • Adult Nursing qualification
  • Evidence of recent professional development.
Experience and Knowledge Essential
  • Experience of researchbased/reflective practice, e.g. understanding and ability to use supervision to reflect on skills, attitude and knowledge and develop these by using evidence based practice
  • At least 1 years experience working as a Band 5 Nurse or completed preceptorship
  • Has worked in a mental health inpatient setting
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Self-aware, self-confident and intrinsically motivated to do a good job and to motivate others
  • Ability to prioritise workload effectively.
  • Excellant communication skills

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