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Charge Nurse - PICU (*with £3000 welcome bonus/relocation package)

Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year gross per annum / pro rata
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Perinatal Care
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you an experience nurse ready to take on leadership responsibilities and motivated by the prospect of shaping a brand-new team?

We have renovated our PICU, Rollesby and need dedicated, driven Charge Nurses to help lead and support our new team.

You will become part of a superb team creating a new intensive care service for female patients requiring intensive nursing interventions, within an environment which is low in stimulus but high in engagement.

Whatever the challenges, we believe in opportunities and there is always an opportunity for kind, compassionate, considered clinicians here. We have strengthened our nurse leadership, have clear and exciting nursing pathways with training and development to support aspirations alongside a range of pathways to choose.

Within this everyday leadership role, your responsibilities will allow you to plan & coordinate the day, to ensure safety and to build a team spirit. Providing good care and governance is a fundamental part of what we do and, in this role, you will maintain the standards by supporting and nurturing the team.

What can you expect from us? You will have a structured induction and ongoing support from managers and senior clinicians. We understand everyone has different commitments outside of work, so can offer flexibility around working hours and patterns. If you want to progress clinically, in management or both - you will have access to programmes and pathways to support your career progression.

Main duties of the job

We need your skills to help service users and staff to understand the complexities of distress and how we support people through difficult times and indeed their families. You will need to guide staff in planning care, monitoring risk and developing safe systems of working.

As a team we are working to create a culture of psychological safety which requires honesty, openness and authenticity. Our practice is guided by compassion, kindness and patience; and you will have a critical role in supporting this.

Particularly important to us is the respect for diversity, sexual safety and environmental safety, for which your contribution will be greatly valued by the MDT and service users. By adopting a QI methodology, you and the team will bring new and innovative ideas to this very special area of care.

Everyday Leadership also requires you to support a trauma informed approach to care planning. This offers a great opportunity to guide and teach the team and students to understand the importance of recognising the person in your care and managing the distress of that individual in a humanistic and least restrictive way.

This is an incredible opportunity for personal development and to influence a fresh approach to intensive psychiatric care. It is a really exciting time to join us, as we re-open our renovated ward - if you're looking for a new role in a specialist area, we would love to hear from you!
About us

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing experiences and learning from each other. In addition to ongoing training and development opportunities, we are committed to providing an environment in which you can thrive.

Why work for us? We have challenges as a Trust, but we have ambitious aspirations, are pushing ahead with exciting transformation work and we need dedicated individuals to support us on our journey. We have strong, established nursing networks coupled with an exceptional leadership team who will ensure you are truly cared for and cared about.

Why Norfolk and Suffolk? The people here are warm and welcoming, you'll never be far from the beautiful coastline or Broads National Park. We're an hour and a half away from London and have an international airport in Norwich too. Our villages, towns and cities are packed full of history, independent cafes, shops and theatres. We have excellent shopping, eating out, top ranking schooling and affordable house prices too.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Our clinical practice is guided by compassion, kindness and patience; principles that underpin our approach to this specialised intensive care. Relationships are so important to build trust and collaboration, but it is also important to understand boundaries and how we manage these, therefore relational security training will form an important part of your induction. This experience will give you the chance to build confidence, resilience and enhance your skills within this specialised area of care.

At NSFT we believe in people, we believe in supporting, valuing, and working together, alongside each other. We have strengthened our nurse leadership, have clear nursing pathways with training and development to support aspirations alongside a range of pathways to choose. We will give you a solid structured induction and on-going support from managers and senior clinicians. There will be a plan for professional development and specialised training for this type of Intensive care nursing which will be supported through regular meaningful supervision and appraisals.

If youd like to talk about the fantastic opportunities we have on Rollesby Ward, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interview dates are yet to be set; you will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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Person Specification
  • Experience as band 5 on inpatient ward

  • Worked as band 6 on inpatient wards

Recovery focus/person centred
  • Evidence in supporting information around person centred care / recovery focused approaches

  • Knowledge of ImROC

Leadership skills
  • Evidence in supporting information demonstrates leadership skills / knowledge

  • Additional training / experience in leadership roles

  • NMC registration

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Priscilla N&S

“Welcome to Norfolk and Suffolk foundation Trust, we provide an extensive range of mental health services across two counties , working with our communities and partners we continue to develop and transform our services so we can really meet the needs of the people we serve .We are an organisation which truly values nurses , acknowledges the special , unique skills they bring and is committed to developing clinical, academic and leadership pathways whilst supporting, nurturing and caring for you .We have strengthened nurse leadership, created Nurse Consultant , Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist roles with many more expected . We have over 80 Non medical prescribers and will continue to support more each year .  Nursing In NSFT is not without its challenges but we have used them to create opportunities, to learn, to improve and to work differently . Our absolute priority , our number one aim is to improve the care we provide and we will achieve this. Join us and be part of something very special" - Diane Hull, Chief Nurse

Diane Hull - NSNHSFT

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of specialist mental health services for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, serving a population of 1.6 million people. We are a large organisation covering a wide geographical area divided into ‘Care Groups'. There are also Care Groups supporting children, family and young people’s services, and specialist services, including Forensic mental health services.

Each Care Group has its own Leadership team, with the aim of supporting clinically led decision making locally, to support the needs of people accessing services. 

We have inpatient facilities across both counties with smaller bases in rural locations. Many of the Trust’s services are offered in the community, enabling people accessing services to receive the support they need in an environment familiar to them.

At NSFT we believe in recovery and wellbeing, and understand the importance of good physical health, maintaining relationships and achieving a balance between treatments and continuing an active life.

The people in our care, families and carers are at the centre of all aspects of all we do and are vital in helping shape and support our service strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems to live a fulfilling life and make their personal recovery journey. 

Norfolk and Suffolk, in the East of England are some of the safest places to live in the UK, with low crime rates making it a community to be proud of. Housing prices are frequently cited as a reason to move here, as you get an incredible amount for your money compared with other major UK cities.

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About our location

Norwich in Norfolk has something for everyone. It has retained a strong local identity and, with that, a sense of community. Locals say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee orders and you’ll be among the first to know about interesting local projects.  This strong sense of community, along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the UK’s best city to work in.

Ipswich in Suffolk is steeped in history, yet full of life. According to The London Economic, affordable house prices and hourly commutes to London have earned Suffolk’s county town a slot in their top ten property destinations. “In Ipswich we have got a fantastic cultural offer far better than what towns and cities bigger than us are offering.  We have got very good transport links, especially to London, and house prices are a lot cheaper in the area.

One of Norfolk’s most famous stretches of beaches, Great Yarmouth attracts around six million tourists each year! Situated at the mouth of the River Yare, this old port town is home to beautiful golden sandy beaches and neighbouring towns and villages with scenic views and homely charm.

Full to the brim of history and with a vibrant town centre, King’s Lynn is the ideal destination to enjoy the superb mix of history, shopping and entertainment on offer!  A small, historic market town, King's Lynn is the perfect place to live and work, with fantastic train links and short drives to fantastic beaches.

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk is a unique and dazzling historic gem. An important market town with a richly fascinating heritage, the striking combination of medieval architecture, elegant Georgian squares and glorious cathedral and abbey gardens provide a distinctive visual charm. With prestigious shopping, an award-winning market, plus variety of attractions and places to stay, Bury St Edmunds is under two hours from London and convenient for Cambridge.

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For family members who love (or need) to travel, you’re ideally located. Trains run to and from London every 30 minutes from both Ipswich and Norwich, and there are direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge.   Both counties are well connected to major road networks and Norwich has an international airport. 

Some of our valued employees have told their story of working at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust... use the links below to read these.

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