We are looking for a Charge Nurse to work within our Secure Care Division.
The post will be based at Hollins Park, however moving forward they may be mobilised to other areas within the division. The post will be subject to a Recruitment and Retention Premium of £1200 per annum.
The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate strong leadership, compassion and empathy to our patients, improving the quality of care and service delivery within a Secure Mental Illness inpatient environment.
Secure Care Division is responsible for specialised secure mental health and learning disability services. Working across the Secure Division as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will contribute to the delivery of high standards of care and treatment to a challenging group of service users.
We are looking to recruit people with a genuine interest in working in Mental Health, who is caring and self motivated, who works well in a team and who understands the importance of maintaining good quality care to achieve the best outcomes for patients.
Main duties of the job
Charge nurses will model the Trust values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support in progressing the Trust ambition to achieve perfect care for our patient group.
As a charge nurse you will operate as the clinical focus for day to day planning of treatment, risk assessment and management of the quality of care delivered to the patient group by a team of nurses, carrying continuous responsibility for care and safety issues during hours of duty.
It will be within your responsibility to maintain an overview of all cases allocated to internal care co-ordinators/case managers/care workers.
You will organise and supervise on a day to day basis the work of the nursing staff ensuring that professional standards are maintained.
Full details of the job are included within the Job description and personal specification.
Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.
We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.
At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.
Job description Job responsibilities
Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for more details or required skills, duties and responsibilities for this post.
Person Specification Qualification Essential
- Registered Mental Health Nurse.
- Evidence of post registration study / continuing professional development
- Relevant experience at band 5 or above.
- Evidence of experience of working with people with mental health problems in a variety of health care settings.
- Proven experience of leadership and management
Knowledge and Skills Essential
- Able to communicate effectively both verbally and non-verbally.
- Possess excellent listening and negotiation skills.
- Knowledge of relevant Mental Health legislation.
- Knowledge of Mental Health Nursing interventions.
- Knowledge of clinical risk and Health & Safety Management.
- Demonstrate knowledge of NMC guidelines.
- Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Demonstrate knowledge in the concepts of mentorship, preceptorship and supervision and ability to provide education and supervision to qualified and unqualified staff.
- Demonstrate a good knowledge of the Code of Conduct and the nurses' responsibility to identify gaps in their knowledge base.
- Ability to assist in the process of standard setting and audit.
- Computer literate.
- Clinical Leadership skills.
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES Essential
- Professional attitude.
- Ability to contribute to developing nursing excellence within the ward area.
- On going post-registration development.
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