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Charge Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Forensic Mental Health
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Shift work)
Job ref
367-LD&F-6697-B
Site
Beech Unit
Town
Radlett
Salary
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum, pro rata + 5% of basic salary (min £1,066 max £1,845)
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
03/02/2023 23:59

Job overview

Would you like to join an innovative organisation committed to ensuring delivery of the best care by the best people? We have a vacancy for a Band 6 Inpatient Forensic Charge Nurse at Beech Ward, our Hertfordshire-based low-secure unit for people with mental illnesses and personality disorders. If making a difference to the lives of others motivates and inspires you, join us to become part of something truly amazing.

This is the perfect opportunity for a Mental Health Nurse with at least two years’ experience at Band 5. It would be ideal for someone seeking a new challenge in a dynamic and rewarding environment where no two days are the same. Working hours involve shifts, including some nights, weekends and bank holidays.

Staff benefits include 27 days annual leave, access to one of the UK's best pension schemes, flexible working options, childcare support, CPD opportunities, regular appraisal, subsidised gym membership, access to discounts, and so much more. 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

The Role:

Under the direction of the Team Leader, the post holder will provide:

· comprehensive, professional and effective leadership.

· clinical advice and expertise.

· managerial support.

The Ideal Candidate:

Our service-users are our number one priority so we need non-judgemental, sensitive staff who are committed to supporting others, even at more challenging times. Excellent communication, interpersonal, organisational and team-working skills are essential for this role, as well as initiative, mature judgment and a calm and friendly manner. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate an ability to manage competing demands and organise their own work effectively to ensure the smooth running of the unit. They will also need a good understanding of relational security and be prepared to model and promote the Trust’s values at all times.

Qualifications And Training:

The successful candidate must have RNMH/RNLD/RMN/RGN and be registered with the NMC. Mentorship training and a minimum of two years’ experience at Band 5 are essential. Experience of working in other clinical settings would be an advantage.

Working for our organisation

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 3,500 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, and 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…

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post-holder will:

  • Provide local clinical leadership to the team under the direction of the Team Leader
  • Be responsible for the running of an identified clinical area including Key Performance Indicators (PDP, Attendance Management and e-rostering)
  • Be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for service-users
  • Teach other nursing and non-nursing personnel
  • Be a role model through their own good practice
  • Be responsible for maintaining clinical standards and team systems under the direction of the Team Leader
  • Assist the team leader in maintaining effective team-working processes, including outcome measures
  • Deputise for the Team Leader in their absence
  • Manage the unit resources and clinical environment during their shift

[For further details of the role and responsibilities, and for the full Person Specification, please download the JD&PS document.]

 

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here Work in the UK.

It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

Person specification

KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Essential criteria
  • RNMH/RNLD/RMN/RGN
  • Registered with NMC
  • ENB 998/Mentorship training
  • At least two years’ experience at Band 5
  • Evidence of CPD
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in other clinical settings

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

Essential criteria
  • The ability to communicate effectively within a multi-disciplinary team
  • The confidence to work autonomously, use own initiative, and make decisions in complex situations
  • The ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive or contentious information, where persuasive, motivational, negotiating, training, empathic or reassuring skills may be required
  • The ability to deal with distressing circumstances and challenging behaviour
  • The ability to cope with an unpredictable work pattern and frequent interruptions
  • An understanding of the legal, safeguarding and social factors involved in care
  • Supervision skills
  • The ability to work flexibly according to service-user/service needs
  • The ability to be receptive to changing environments and promote positive approaches to implementing change
  • Leadership qualities
  • The ability to remain calm in difficult situations
  • A positive approach to work
  • A good attention to detail
Desirable criteria
  • Specific applicable clinical skills eg cognitive therapy and anxiety management
  • Knowledge or experience of implementing quality improvement initiatives
  • Car driver

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDMenopause Friendly EmployerMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Val O 'Dwyer
Job title
Team Leader
Email address
val.o'dwyer@nhs.net
Telephone number
01923 850501