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Charge Nurse

Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Adult Inpatient Womens service has exciting opportunities for those looking to progress their career.

We are recruiting for two permanent band 6 RN posts and one secondment opportunity to cover maternity leave. There will be opportunities to develop skills and knowledge within a supportive and dynamic team.

If you are an experienced band 5 staff nurse and looking for opportunity to develop or are an established band 6 nurse looking for a new challenge then this is the job for you.

Within this role you will lead the team in a busy, energetic and ever changing ward environment.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Registered Mental Health Nurse who is compassionate, creative, and flexible in their approach to delivering individualised, person-centred care. The successful applicant will have good knowledge of the Care Programme Approach, Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, person-centred care-planning and complex risk assessment/management. They will demonstrate leadership qualities and excellent organisational skills and the ability to develop and mentor staff within the team, working alongside the Clinical Team Manager ensuring that the ward continues to provide the highest standards of care and is effective operationally. Assisting in the leadership of the service, they will be expected to contribute toward the management and supervision of the team.

Main duties of the job

On a day-to-day basis, the Charge Nurse will be expected to perform inpatient nursing duties, such as taking charge of the ward, medication, MDT meetings and one to one activities with service users. In addition, working at a more senior level, they provide leadership and management support to the ward alongside the Clinical Team Manager, which includes deputising in their absence, assisting with supervision, appraisal, staff development and clinical governance as well as overseeing caseload management and providing leadership and guidance to all members of the team.

If successful, you will be encouraged and supported to develop your own specialist skills, knowledge and competence through participation, reflection, supervision and training, with a strong focus on service improvement and individual professional development planning.

Staff are expected to work a full range of shifts across a 24hr, 7 day shift pattern which includes nights and weekends.

Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust are committed to the wellbeing of their staff and this is echoed within the acute inpatient service. We are passionate about using reflective forums, supervision, formulation and care planning in groups in order to inform care of our patients and support our own staff wellbeing.

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

  • Professional qualification of Registered Nurse (Mental Health).
  • Extensive experience of working in partnership with service users experiencing severe and enduring mental health problems, carers and other agencies.
  • Will have evidence of continuous professional development and be actively involved in management supervision, clinical supervision and appraisal.
  • Provides strong and supportive leadership to the team and is committed to continually developing leadership attributes.
  • Have a good working knowledge of psychological approaches in mental health
  • Has a positive concept of the contribution of nursing, understands the nursing role in the multi-disciplinary team and the therapeutic potential for nurses.
  • Demonstrates experience and skill in assessing and formulating recovery focused treatment plans and Care Programmes.
  • Extensive experience in carrying out complex interventions, will demonstrate that these skills are maintained and shares those skills with other team members.
  • Has experience and knowledge of assessing and managing complex risks, in collaboration with service users, carers, MDT and partner agencies
  • Is able to demonstrate a high level of understanding of the national and local mental health and social care agenda and be able contribute to service development initiatives.
  • Can demonstrate a working knowledge of clinical, teaching and leadership skills and can demonstrate evidence to support same.
  • Can demonstrate excellent prioritisation and delegation skills.

Person Specification
  • Has appropriate clinical experience for banding
  • Shows leadership experience
  • Experience working on an inpatient ward

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