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Charge Nurse (£6,000 Recruitment and Retention Premia)

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata (£6,000 recruitment and retention premia)
Closing date
1 Apr 2023

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Nurse, Learning disability nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
If you are an enthusiastic nurse looking for the next step in your career? Then we would love to hear from you! Join a friendly team, develop your skills and work in a multi-disciplinary environment.

We are looking for registered nurses to join our fantastic team at the Astley Court, Little Plumstead Hospital, Norfolk, NR13 5EW. We are looking for Learning Disabilities Nurses and Mental Health Nurses.

The post involves 24-hour rotation. We offer extra payments for unsocial hours worked and a recruitment and retention premium (RRP) of £6,000 per year on top of the Band 6 salary (subject to terms and conditions).

The successful candidate will receive up to £120 towards their registration fee, which will be paid upon commencement. This payment will be subject to tax and national insurance deductions.

Main duties of the job

  • In line with philosophy of the clinical area, the post holder is responsible for assessment, planning and implementation and evaluation of care for the service user group in conjunction with other staff.
  • The post holder will provide a key leadership role providing direction to the nursing team, acting as a positive role model, contributing to the professional development of junior staff and consistently demonstrating the trust values.
  • To maintain high standards of nursing care to service users. To contribute to the development of a comprehensive psychiatric nursing service, this meets the needs of service users and carers.
  • The post holder would take charge of the unit in the absence of the Team Leader and to instruct\demonstrate knowledge and skills to junior staff.
  • As a Charge Nurse you will be responsible for the day-to-day running of a learning disability assessment and treatment service and will assist the Team Leader in maintaining effective team working processes. Charge Nurses must be able to exercise a considerable degree of initiative, possess mature judgment and maintain a calm, friendly and efficient manner when dealing with patients, their relatives, colleagues, and visitors.

About us
Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from the Care Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be? Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

  • The postholder will function as a supervisor to named nurse as allocated, taking responsibility for ensuring that named nurses formulate appropriate care plans.
  • To ensure all staff are fully conversant with all aspects regarding the service user's care and treatment.
  • To identify the individual care needs of allocated service users, plan,implement and evaluate all care programmes in conjunction with the unit's nursing team and the MDT.
  • To participate in ward rounds, case conference, etc and will preparereports on service users as required.
  • To participate in assessment, with management, care planning, andreview of all individuals referred to unit as appropriate, with the relevant disciplines.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Relevant professional qualifications i.e. RNLD and up to date registration
  • Management/Leadership Qualifications or willingness to attend Leadership training
  • Education to degree standard or equivalent relevant experience
  • Preceptorship and Mentorship /ENB 998
Skills Essential
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership skills
  • To have a sound understanding of the clinical and managerial issues involved on an inpatient unit.
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Knowledge of Mental Capacity Ac
  • Sound knowledge and ability to understand the importance of Infection Control at work

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