Ward Sister/ Charge Nurse - Brocton Adult Acute Ward

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
9 Apr 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:
  • Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • In our Gift providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Opportunities for flexible working (depending on the role)
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
  • NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes

Main duties of the job

Are you a Mental Health Nurse with supervisory or leadership experience? Are you looking for a new opportunity to work in an organisation that will help you develop and achieve your goals to become the best you can be? If so, you are in luck.

Your career with us will be enjoyable and rewarding as you develop specialist skills and make a real difference for some of the most vulnerable people in society.

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has an opportunity to join our Adult Acute Mental Health Brocton Ward at St Georges Hospital Stafford. Brocton House is a 20 bed inpatient facility for working age adults with acute mental health problems. We also provide a 6 bed 'Whittington Suite' for serving military personnel.

You will take the lead for quality and clinical interventions on the ward and be an active member of a collective leadership group. You will be responsible for guiding and undertaking clinical assessments, in accordance with clinical pathways, in order to establish the person's needs, goals, risks and strengths in order to generate a formulation based care plan agreed with all involved. They will be responsible for guiding and delivering therapeutic interventions, in accordance with an agreed care plan. And you will also be expected to be available for consultation, support and clinical supervision to other health professionals working on the ward.

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

We pride ourselves on the services provided to support with the well-being of all of our employees both physically and mentally and offer counselling support and lifestyle information. Opportunities for flexible working are also available depending on the role.

We encourage career development provided by in house training programs and coaching support.

As part of our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we welcome applications from candidates who meet the specific criteria, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical and/or mental disability or offending background.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description Job responsibilities

Check out the videos below showcasing why you should grow your career here with us at MPFT:

Why Work for Mental Health Services at MPFT - YouTube

Development and Progression Within Mental Health Services at MPFT - YouTube

What is it like to be an Inpatient Mental Health Nurse at MPFT? - YouTube

As an experienced Mental Health Nurse (RMN) from the NHS or private sector, you'll join a team that works in close partnership with Staffordshire Police and Mental Health Services, and youll join a Trust that puts people at the heart of what we do.

We provide inpatient facilities for working age adults with acute mental health problems and we are looking for caring, compassionate individual to work within our acute service who are committed to providing high quality care and treatment to our patients. Working in an acute environment can be challenging, but with the right team, positive attitude and resilience we are rising to the challenge and reaping the reward of being able to support people during their most difficult times.

With you in our team, we will empower you to work innovatively, showing a commitment to providing compassionate care and a strong desire to improve the patients experience. You will be able to apply the philosophies of engagement, recovery and positive care in your work with your patients.

What you will get:
  • An annual salary of up to £39,027 (37.5 hours per week) depending on experience
  • Attractive relocation package *
  • 35 - 41 days annual leave including bank holidays(depending on length of service)
  • Ongoing career development and training
  • NHS Pension Scheme one of the most comprehensive and generous schemes in the UK
  • Wellbeing support, such as access to the MPFT Staff Psychology Service, and additional wellbeing days, along with activities throughout the year
  • Annual recognition event recognising our employees who live and breathe our values
  • Flexible working opportunities

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, a cycle to work scheme, an annual leave purchase scheme, and much more! * Terms apply

Things that you will have:
  • Registered mental health professional (NMC)
  • Post registration course/s at degree or diploma level
  • Registered mentor/supervisor
  • Leadership qualification (Desirable)
  • Non-Medical Prescriber (Desirable)
  • A high level of self-motivation and a flexible approach

What you will be doing:
  • Working on an identified adult community mental health ward, with the flexibility of working across wards, dependent on skill and service need.
  • Delivering high quality clinical service-to-service users and their families.
  • Be responsible for the management and care delivery of patients referred to the Ward, by liaising with statutory and non-statutory agencies where appropriate and developing a network of support to patients and their carers to ensure a high standard of therapeutic care is delivered.
  • Responsible for the clinical supervision of other team members where identified.
  • To be responsible for managerial and clinical supervision of other team members where identified.
  • Delivering therapeutic interventions, in accordance with an agreed care plan, to an identified group of people experiencing mental health related difficulties.
  • To be responsible for the management of the clinical area in the absence of the ward manager.
  • To implement agreed monitoring of effectiveness of care implementing the essence of care guidance.

Through the appraisal process, you will be expected to demonstrate ongoing professional development, including postgraduate study, which may prepare them for future study at Level 7 (for instance MSc Advanced Clinical Practice).

Alongside academic development, you will also be expected to work closely with the MDT to further develop skills and knowledge to aid clinical career progression

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered mental health professional (NMC)
  • Leadership qualification
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of extensive post registration experience of working with older adults experiencing mental health related difficulties

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