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Charge Nurse

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity for a RMN to join our senior nursing team on the Mother and Baby Unit within a charge nurse role. We are looking for someone who will work closely with the ward manager, charge nurse and wider members of the senior multidisciplinary team. We are looking for a role model who can support the clinical team to deliver quality care to mothers and their families.

Our unit is an inpatient facility offering treatment and support to mothers across the Yorkshire and Humber suffering from severe mental illness either in the latter stages of pregnancy or up to 1 year post delivery of their baby. Where it is clinically indicated, we admit the mother with their infant making the nature of our work challenging yet rewarding in equal measure.

Main duties of the job

As a charge nurse on the mother and baby unit you would be working a combination of clinical day shifts and management days across the 7-day period. Your responsibilities would include day to day support of both mothers and infants, efficient coordination of shifts to optimise the resources and staffing available to best meet the needs of the mothers and their infants. Efficient leadership and organisation is essential to the charge nurse role on the mother and baby unit.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who would contribute to ongoing service development and improvement. You would be expected to be able to work well as part of a team, but also to be motivated and self-directed.

An interest in women's mental health and the particular needs of the infant where the primary care giver is suffering from a significant illness is essential.

About us

The Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) is the main provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services in Leeds. We also provide specialist inpatient services in York and some highly specialised services across the country. As a teaching trust with strong links to local universities, we are a centre of excellence for teaching,research and development.

There are many benefits of working for LYPFT including fantastic employee wellbeing support, 27 - 33 days annual leave, flexible working and remote working arrangements, the NHS Pension Scheme (LYPFT pays 20.6% into your scheme each year), coaching, support and opportunities for career development and training and education support alongside a range of exclusive discounts and payment schemes including for cars, extra leave days and more organisations such as Blue Light Card, Health Service Discounts and NHS Discount Offers.

We also have an incredible bank department, offering variety of roles in nursing, allied health professions, healthcare support worker and administration clerical. Permanent employees are automatically added to bank. Bank-only workers can choose the hours they want to work and will have the opportunity to gain additional experience, keep skills up to date, develop new ones and earn extra money without having to commit to a permanent role. For an informal discussion or more information please contact the team

Job description
Job responsibilities

The core purpose of the charge nurse role on the Mother and Baby Unit is to work as part of the leadership team providing and ensuring that quality assessment, care planning and care delivery is provided to all mothers and their families during their admission. This will include role modelling and the providing highly skilled nursing care, psychological interventions, clinical assessment, risk assessments / risk management, and promoting recovery and inclusion.

The charge nurse will provide leadership, management and supervision / appraisal for staff and often lead / coordinate / supervise teams of staff in the delivery and evaluation of care.

Person Specification
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse.

  • Two years' experience post qualification

  • Interest and/or experience in perinatal or women's mental health

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