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Charge Nurse

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Per Annum (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen to recruit Charge Nurses within the Acute Mental Health Inpatient Service at Campbell Centre.

We are looking for an experienced senior nurses with sound leadership skills to ensure the effective clinical management of acute services.

The successful applicants should be Registered Mental Nurses or Registered Nurse Learning Disability Nurses with relevant post registration experience within mental health services.

Main duties of the job

You will be required to work flexibly, leading a team of registered and unregistered staff, able to demonstrate sound clinical experienced decision making based on current theoretical knowledge and the ability to manage difficult clinical situations.

The successful candidate will work as part of the ward management team, providing ongoing supervision and support to a group of staff to ensure high standards of care and the effective management of acute services with an emphasis on safety, IPC and ensuring accurate recording of information.

We offer flexible working, joint health and social care training and a focus on personal development. If you share our values which are based on Compassion, Respect, Empowerment and Partnership of and with our patients and carers, come join us here in CNWL Milton Keynes.

We will ensure that supervision and continuing development reviews are provided and that your PDP needs are supported in line with service development.

Encouragement is given to develop specialist clinical skills according to the needs of the service and consideration will be given to areas of personal interest.

The Campbell Centre is proud to be part of the Accreditation for Adult Inpatient Services (AIMS) family. AIMS ensures we are constantly improving the care we offer to our patients through a process of self-review.

About us

We are passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patients own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people. Were always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings

Job description Job responsibilities

The postholder will be responsible for leading the nursing team and ensuring a high quality of patient care. The Charge Nurse will work with the staff to ensure that the process of assessment, care planning, implementation and evaluation of care is of an excellent standard.

The postholder will work to support the Ward Manager by active involvement in service development.

The post holder will demonstrate active clinical and managerial leadership skills within the team, providing education and supervision to junior staff members and other professionals

The post holder will undertake the role of unit coordinator with responsibility for liaising with internal and external agencies out of hours including accepting patients to the Health Base Place of Safety (S136 Suite)

For further information about this post please see attached job description

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Professional Qualification (Mental Health/Learning Disabilities/General) to degree level or equivalent.
  • Further specialist knowledge/post registration experience in specific service area or other formal training
Experience Essential
  • Can demonstrate post registration experience.
  • Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding.
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments
Physical Requirements Essential
  • Able to undertake training in the management of violence reduction

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