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Charge Nurse/Deputy Ward Manager

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Senior Manager
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are very excited to be advertising this Band 6 (RMN or RGN) charge nurse post working with people with dementia at our brand-new ward in Worthing. This is a particularly exciting time to be joining our team, as we have recently reorganised our West Sussex in-patient dementia services which are now all housed within our specialist in-patient unit; The Forget Me Not Unit.

The post-holder will work as part of a dedicated MDT assessing and treating men with dementia in our 10 bedded dementia ward. The successful candidate will join a friendly, highly-skilled, enthusiastic and supportive multi-disciplinary team.

We will be taking a keen interest in helping you to develop the wide range of skills important to this role, and the post-holder will be encouraged to develop special interests and expertise in line with service and team objectives.

You will receive regular managerial and clinical supervision from an experienced Band 7 as well as a commitment to your own continuing professional development.

Main duties of the job

As a Charge Nurse you will have opportunities to deliver patient-centred care supporting patients in their recovery, and offering specialist nursing assessments and advice where required. You will continuously assess and manage on going risks as identified during the assessment, ensuring that this is done in collaboration with the patient and carers, and regularly review risk factors and make changes to the management of them as necessary. You will be a vital part of our multi-disciplinary team providing care to patients with dementia who are presenting with complex mental health presentations, including those patients presenting with higher levels of risk.

You will be expected to administer and monitor medication.

You will possess excellent communication, inter-personal, de-escalation, time management, shift co-ordination, coaching and leadership skills.

You will be responsible for shift co-ordination, and provide clinical and managerial leadership on the ward; supervising junior staff and trainees and regularly taking charge of the clinical environment over a span of duty. You will be expected to work closely with other teams and professionals to ensure the effective discharge of patients.

We work flexibly in order to meet the needs of our 24-hour service, to include evenings, nights and weekends.

About us

Our vision is to provide outstanding care and treatment; the people that we employ are at the heart of making this vision a reality. We are proud to be a service that encourages everyone to be the best that they can be and make the most of their careers whatever their background. If you've got the passion, the belief, the drive and the talent to help us achieve our vision then we want to hear from you!

If you like the sound the post that we are offering then please get in touch with Jo Livermore (ward manager); /0300 304 0644

We would welcome pre-arranged informal visits and / or a telephone call to tell you more about our service and this post.

This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

Job description Job responsibilities

In order to be a successful Charge Nurse in our team you will:
  • Be registered with the NMC as an RMN/RGN
  • Have good experience of risk assessment and risk management
  • Possess prior experience working with adults with complex mental health difficulties/dementia
  • Be passionate about working with adults with dementia
  • Have completed a Mentorship Course/ENB equivalent
  • Possess evidence of continuous professional development
  • Have experience of supervising staff
  • Have experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team

It would also be advantageous if you:
  • Have experience of delivering a high standard of inpatient nursing care

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
  • Experience of working alongside people with severe mental health problems particularly in their acute phase of illness
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of conducting clinical assessments including risk assessments
  • Experience of partnership working within and across various statutory and non statutory teams and agencies
  • Experience of working within the CPA process
  • Understanding of clinical governance

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